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Prime Minister denies making U-turn over chicken price float
Published on: Sunday, June 26, 2022
By: Bernama
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Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (left).
PUTRAJAYA: The government did not do a ‘U-turn’ when announcing that the price of chicken in the market would not be floated, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the decision was made based on the views of interested parties, especially Keluarga Malaysia (the Malaysian Family).

“The decision (not to float chicken price) was made after listening to the people’s views. The decision is for the benefit of the people, not a U-turn,” he said.

He was commenting on allegations by opposition parties that the decision was a ‘U-turn’.

On Friday, the Prime Minister announced that the price of chicken would not be floated and a new ceiling price would be announced by the Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry (Mafi) soon.

Mafi then said it would be holding a special meeting with the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry and chicken breeding industry players to discuss issues related to the supply and new ceiling price of chicken.

On the HRP 2022 programme, Ismail Sabri said it is a huge family gathering in line with the Malaysian Family concept introduced in October last year.

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