Time to revise chicken subsidy as prices soar, says DAP sec-gen

Checks at markets show wholesale chicken price in the Klang Valley have soared to as high as RM13 per kg as supplies dwindle. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, May 23, 2022.

THE government must do more to meet the chicken shortage, including revising the subsidy rate for breeders in line with rising costs, DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke said today.

The state could also allocate larger areas of land to grow grain to reduce dependence on imports for feed, he said, following a shortage of chickens in markets in several areas over the weekend.

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