September 21, 2021
Chicken traders in Melaka, Malaysia, cut prices after being issued notice by trade and consumer ministry
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has issued notices to 13 chicken traders in the state for raising the selling price from September 11 to September 17.
Melaka KPDNHEP director Norena Jaafar said that, following the action taken under Section 21 of the Price Control Act and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011, a majority of the traders have reduced the price to RM9.50 (US$2.27) per kilogramme or lower.
"The reduction in price is guided by the price offered by breeders to wholesalers and eventually retailers under Op Rantai 7.0 since September 8. Checks on chicken feed prices were done on producers, manufacturers, producers and also importers in Melaka to identify the source of the chicken price hike," Jaafar said.
Local media recently reported that the hike in chicken prices in markets nationwide, including Melaka, was due to the rise in production costs incurred by farmers.