THE rising cost of everyday items has been a pressing issue of late, to the point that a Perak state assemblyman brought a whole chicken to the state assembly sitting.
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On Tuesday (Dec 14), assemblyman Muhammad Arafat Varisai Muhamad shocked his colleagues when he took out a whole slaughtered chicken during the sitting.
Muhammad Arafat had brought the chicken as a stunt to press home the issue of the rising cost of poultry in the state.
Muhammad Arafat said the issue of chicken prices was a burden to the people, and that the authorities must do something about it.
"There are no concrete plans to resolve the issue, and thus I brought a ‘special gift,' purchased from the Exco’s constituency Gunung Semanggol together with the receipt, which cost more than RM10 per kilogram," he said when debating the 2022 state budget.