Malaysia to stop pork sales three days a week
The Malaysian Pork Sellers Association is planning to get its members to
cease pork sales for three days a week starting June 8 if the prices continue to
rise the way they have been doing.
The Star Online reports that the ex-farm price had risen drastically since
early this year but the Federation of Livestock Farmers Associations Malaysia
refused to discuss the matter with pork sellers.
Pork Sellers Association chairman, Goh Chui Lai states that "the ex-farm price
of pork had dropped to RM4 per kilo early this year but increased by RM1.50 in
the past two months. This is just ridiculous".
He also claimed that pork
farmers had strategically planned for the price increase in conjunction with
festive seasons and that it was just an excuse to raise the price by citing high
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