Chicken ceiling price: KPDNHEP holds discussion with industry players

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. (Photo by Mohd Suhaimi Mohamed Yusuf/The Edge)

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. (Photo by Mohd Suhaimi Mohamed Yusuf/The Edge)

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KUALA LUMPUR (June 25): The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) on Saturday (June 25) held an engagement session with practitioners of the country’s chicken supply chain to determine the new ceiling price for chicken.

Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said the session was held following the announcement of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob of 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 level of the chicken ceiling price as the current ceiling price is scheduled to expire on June 30 (next Thursday),” he said in a Facebook post on Saturday.

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

The role of KPDNHEP would be towards enforcement to ensure traders adhere to the stipulated ceiling price, he said.

On Friday, 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 ceiling price for chicken will soon be announced by Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee. 

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

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