Govt in discussion with poultry industry players to set new chicken ceiling price

KUALA LUMPUR: The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is holding an engagement session with poultry industry players to determine the new ceiling price for chicken.

Its minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said the session was held on Saturday (June 25) following the announcement of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on the decision of the government to continue setting the ceiling price of chicken in the market.

"The meeting with industry practitioners as stakeholders in the chicken supply chain in the market is, among others, to ascertain the chicken ceiling price as the current ceiling is scheduled to expire on June 30," he said in a Facebook post on Saturday.

According to Nanta, the meeting which began Saturday morning would take into consideration all views in determining the maximum price of chicken in the market

The ministry's would be on enforcement to ensure traders adhere to the stipulated ceiling price, he said.

On Friday (June 24), the Prime Minister announced that the government had decided that the price of chicken would not be floated in order to ensure the people are not burdened.

According to Ismail Sabri, the new chicken ceiling price would be announced soon by the Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee.

Presently, the government has set the maximum retail price of chicken and eggs for Peninsular Malaysia with standard whole chicken at RM8.90 per kilogramme and dressed super whole chicken at RM9.90 a kilogramme. – Bernama

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