Agriculture and Food Industry (Mafia) Minister Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee said the chicken industry has stabilized after a few months of chicken shortages in Malaysia due to some measures by the government.
The Beluran MP said Malaysia’s move to scrap the ban on the export of chicken overseas.
“The supply of chicken has been slightly disrupted in the past few months. That is why the government has taken some measures to stabilize the situation of chickens in our country. said Minister Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee.
“One of the measures we took was to abolish the AP and allow imports from overseas while stopping the export of chicken overseas. These steps taken by the government can be seen as a success and stabilized the chicken industry in Malaysia,” he told Parliament.
Looking to export
“We currently have an oversupply of chicken, which has now caused the prices of chicken in the market to be lower than that of the ceiling price,”
Previously the Malaysian officials set a maximum price for chicken sales in the local market, initially at RM8.90/kg for chicken and eggs in Peninsular Malaysia for standard round chicken and RM9.90/kg for super round chicken, while eggs are priced at; Grade A eggs 43 cents, B grade eggs 41 cents, C grade eggs 39 cents.
Singapore and chicken supplies
Singapore Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment Desmond Tan said in a Facebook statement on 4 June that Singapore is bringing in supplies of chicken from other countries, in the wake of Malaysia’s chicken export ban.
Singapore is bringing in chilled chicken from Australia and Thailand, as well as frozen chicken from Brazil and the US.
Singapore consumers will have access to the new supplies in the weeks to come, as Tan said that Singapore’s chicken supply remains stable.