Agriculture Ministry to assist those wanting to import chicken, other food supplies into Malaysia

Published date28 May 2022
Publication titleMalay Mail Online

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI) will assist any party interested in bringing in food supplies into the country, especially chicken from legal processing plants following the abolition of import permits (AP), said its secretary-general Datuk Haslina Abdul Hamid.

She said the move to import chickens and the Cabinet directive to stop poultry exports from June 1 would be able to stabilise the supply of poultry soon.

'For the interested parties, MAFI will help in terms of ease of doing business. As for the subsidy payments to the poultry farmers which were alleged to have been delayed, MAFI has taken step to intervene.

'We will be able to see the positive effects of all these measures soon,' she said in an interview on Bernama TV's Ruang Bicara Khas programme on the topic 'Joint Approach by MAFI and KPDNHEP : Is the Chicken Supply Issue Resolved?' broadcast live yesterday.

On long-term solutions to the national food supply issue, Haslina said MAFI was committed to increasing the country's self-sufficiency, especially in meat production.

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