BERNAMA – Poultry Export: Government Needs 1-2 Months To Decide Lifting Ban

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 20 (Bernama) — The government will wait another month or two before lifting the ban on chicken exports, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabrya Koub said.

Ismail Sabri said this is necessary to ensure that the country’s chicken supply is sufficient and prices are stable despite the current oversupply of chicken in the market. rice field.

“We have discussed[this matter]in the cabinet, but the chicken price is still subsidized, so we cannot make a decision yet.

“If this subsidy ends on August 31st, and there is still plenty of supply and prices are low, we will wait a month or two. ) to allow ) if the country’s chicken supply is inadequate and prices go up,” he said today during ‘Inspirasi Setahun Keluarga Malaysia’, which aired on local TV stations including Bernama TV. He spoke in an interview with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Ya’akob on the theme. .

The government has banned the export of chicken from June 1 to address the shortage of chicken supply that has caused the price to rise.

But recently, there has been a glut of chicken in the market, and poultry farmers are calling on the government to lift the ban.

Regarding the special task force on jihad against inflation set up by the government, Ismail Sabri said the task force is not only focused on tackling the problem of rising commodity prices, but its role is also to address overall inflation. said it is expanding to

He said that initially only the relevant ministries were involved in the task force, but after realizing that a more comprehensive committee was needed to address a wide range of issues, the government moved to the Ministry of Finance and the EPU. Including the (Economic Planning Unit), the Commission added: Decide on intervention measures to combat inflation.

He said the task force has successfully implemented interventions to address the problem of high chicken and egg prices by providing subsidies.

He said the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia is also involved in the task force to ensure that all information on government decisions and measures reaches people effectively.

— Bernama

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