KUALA LUMPUR: Talks to determine the new ceiling price for chicken are now being held by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry and suppliers involved in the chicken supply chain.Its minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said the sessions are being held following the announcement by 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 meetings with industry members as stakeholders in the chicken supply chain in the market are, among others, to ascertain the chicken ceiling price as the current ceiling is scheduled to expire on Thursday, June 30,” he said in a Facebook post yesterday.
The meetings, which began yesterday, will take into consideration all views in determining the maximum price of chicken in the market, reported Bernama. The ministry’s role will be towards enforcement to ensure traders adhere to the stipulated ceiling price, Nanta said.
Ismail Sabri earlier announced the government decision that the price of chicken would not be floated in order to ensure the people are not burdened. He added that the new ceiling price of chicken would be announced soon by Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee.
Currently, the government has set the maximum retail price of chicken and eggs for Peninsular Malaysia with standard whole chicken at RM8.90 per kg and dressed super round chicken at RM9.90 per kg.