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Grade A, B, C egg prices drop by three sen each starting today — PM

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — The government has decided to reduce the retail prices of Grade A, B, and C eggs by three sen each across the country in line with efforts to pass on the savings from targeted subsidies to the people.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said that the new retail prices for Grade A, B, and C eggs are 42 sen, 40 sen, and 38 sen each, respectively, effective today.

“The subsidy coverage for the people’s food needs of 10 sen per egg involves an expenditure of RM100 million, while the allocation for chicken egg subsidies in 2023 amounted to RM927 million,” he said in a statement today.

The retail prices for eggs in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan will also be streamlined according to the gazetted areas and zones.

Anwar said this measure aligns with current developments showing a drop in the input costs of egg production, particularly the basic ingredients for chicken feed.

“I want to emphasise that the government will continue to more proactively and effectively address issues related to the cost of living while striving to mitigate any negative impact on the people’s daily lives,” he said.

Regarding diesel smuggling, Anwar said the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry launched Ops Tiris on March 1 last year to combat the misappropriation of subsidised diesel benefiting parties not eligible for the subsidies.

As of December 31, 2023, 6.44 million litres of diesel, estimated to be worth RM14.12 million, had been seized.

— Bernama

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