MORE than 3,000kg of pork was snapped up in less than two hours, making the Tanjung Sepat pork promotional sale, organised by the Kuala Langat Livestock Farmers Association, a great success.
Nanyang Siang Pau reported that the sale, initiated by the Malaysian Federation of Livestock Farmers Associations to increase pork consumption by the Chinese community, had attracted buyers not only from Tanjung Sepat but also from Sepang, Sungai Pelek and Banting.
The Kuala Langat Livestock Farmers Association, overwhelmed by the good response, might consider extending the event, said the daily.
Prices for pork at the sale, scheduled for three days from Jan 15, were 50% lower than normal.
Malaysian Federation of Livestock Farmers Association president Sim Ah Hock told the daily that the sale was aimed at stimulating prices by encouraging people to consume more pork.
“Consumers have complained that pork prices have not come down despite the falling prices for pigs,” he said.
However, according to Sin Chew Daily, sellers in Kuala Lumpur and Klang felt uneasy over the sale.
A Kuala Lumpur pork seller, Chai Ming Min, said the sale might cause consumers to believe that sellers in the Klang Valley had overcharged them.
Nanyang Siang Pau reported that the Education Ministry would look into a complaint that students in a national secondary school had been instructed not to take Chinese or Tamil language papers in PMR if they wanted to be in the Form Four Science stream.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Shamsudin said action might be taken against the school headmaster if the complaint was found to be true.