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SMALL- and medium-scale chicken breeders are allowed to take advance payments of chicken price subsidy as part of the initiative to maintain stable supply of chicken in the market, Annuar Musa said.
The communications and multimedia minister, who is also chairman of the Special Task Force on Jihad Against Inflation, said the payment process will be made easier to enable breeders to receive the subsidy without hassle.
“They are now given the opportunity to receive advance payments before the full claim is paid,” he told a press conference after chairing the special task force’s meeting in Putrajaya today.
Annuar said the subsidies provided to chicken breeders since February 5 amounted to RM1.1 billion, and based on the report presented at the meeting, the prices and supply of chicken in the market are stable.
“All inspections conducted by law enforcement teams confirmed that (whole) chickens were being sold at ceiling price (of RM9.40 per kg), but there were also sellers who were able to sell way below the ceiling price, with some even selling below RM9,” he said.,
Starting July 1, the government set the new ceiling price for chicken at RM9.40 per kg in the peninsula, RM6 per kg at farms, and RM8.10 per kg as wholesalers’ price for retailers.
“We found that the price structure has been implemented well and accepted by all parties involved. This has also enabled supply to remain stable,” he said.
Annuar said the entire ecosystem related to chicken production is also being scrutinised and that continuous monitoring would be carried out to ensure that the supply system and the ecosystem remain under control.
He said the government had also introduced several measures to ensure stable supply of chicken, including simplifying import procedures on four commodities, expediting the import licensing process and increasing the number of abattoirs and slaughterhouses abroad.
He said the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services’ import procedures on four commodities, namely, soybean, wheat, corn and livestock feed, were simplified by deferring permit fees and creating a priority lane for fast entry until chicken supply returns to normal.
“The import licensing process under the Veterinary Services Department has also been expedited from July 1, with the approval process to be completed within seven working days compared with 30 to 90 days previously,” he said, adding that it would benefit 380 livestock feed importers. – Bernama, July 7, 2022.