KUALA LUMPUR, December 2 – The Ministry of Home Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) will set the maximum price for chicken at the wholesale level in a few days before setting the price at the retail level.
His Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanda Linggi said engagements with chicken farmers had been made and assured to use existing laws to set the price at both levels.
“… with the farm gate price assured, so in a few days we will use the law, we will be firm in setting the maximum price at the wholesale level and then later at the retail level to help as well.” traders, ”he said responding to a motion brought by Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub (PH-Pulai) in a special room here today.
Yesterday, the Federation of Malaysian Cattle Breeders Associations (FLFAM) pledged to keep the price of chicken and egg in December.
Several media organizations have previously reported spikes in chicken and egg prices due to the rising costs of production faced by farmers.
Meanwhile, Nanta said the ministry was concerned about the plight of traders affected by the price hike to the wholesale level, forcing them to increase the prices of chicken sold to consumers.
“Do not accuse us of victimizing traders and hawkers, my response to Bagan MP (Lim Guan Eng), is clear, as such we did not rush to set the maximum price outside of the non-period. festive. We know that they have also been affected due to the Movement Control Order (MCO), we assure you that we will take into account the views of all parties, consumers and traders, ”he said. declared.
Earlier in his motion, Salahuddin said he had received a letter of appeal to reduce the prices of goods from a small trader, Syamsuri Mohd Zain in the precincts of Parliament to be delivered to the KPDNHEP.
“The case must be accelerated because the question of the rise in the prices of basic necessities has been reported by the official dailies and I have also heard many complaints from the population.
“It also involves the interest of the people, because the sharp increases in the price of uncontrolled goods affect the cost of living, which puts pressure on consumers and small traders,” he said.
The motion was also debated by Datuk Mahfuz Omar (PH-Pokok Sena) and Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (PH-Kulim Bandar Baharu). – Bernama