PUTRAJAYA, June 29 — The Cabinet today decided to continue providing subsidies for chicken and not to float its price, capping the retail price of standard chicken at RM9.40 per kilogramme in Peninsular Malaysia effective July 1.
The Cabinet also agreed to fix the retail ceiling price of grade A chicken eggs at 45 sen each, grade B eggs at 43 sen each and grade C eggs at 41 sen each in Peninsular Malaysia, also effective July 1.
Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee said in a statement that the government had allocated a subsidy of RM369.5 million for chicken and chicken eggs, bringing the total amount spent on subsidies to RM1.1 billion since February 5.
Previously, the government set the maximum retail price of chicken for Peninsular Malaysia at RM8.90 per kg for standard chicken and RM9.90 per kg for super whole chicken (slaughtered and cleaned without legs, head, liver and gizzard).
The maximum price of grade A chicken eggs was previously set at 43 sen each, grade B eggs at 41 sen each and grade C eggs at 39 sen each.