New chicken ceiling price; no utility hike

PETALING JAYA: The price of chicken will not be floated and a new ceiling price will be set soon, while there will also be no water and electricity tariff hikes for domestic users in the peninsula.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government would cover subsidies worth RM5.8bil despite facing a sharp increase in fuel and other costs.

“This means that a rebate of two sen/kWh is maintained for all domestic consumers and no surcharge applies.

“There is no increase in electricity tariffs for domestic consumers in the peninsular,” he said in a statement yesterday.

The imposition of a surcharge of 3.7 sen/kWh is maintained for non-domestic users, which are namely commercial and industrial consumers.

“At the same time, the government has also decided the price of chicken in the market will not be floated,” he said.

Ismail Sabri added that the new ceiling price for chicken would be announced by Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee.

“This decision proves the government’s concern in protecting the interests of the Malaysian Family so as not to burden them with rising prices and cost of living challenges,” he said.

The current ceiling price for standard chicken, which is set at RM8.90 per kg in Peninsular Malaysia, was slated to be removed on July 1.

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