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Malaysia Reinstates Price Cap for Chicken Amid Rising Food Costs

Poultry at a wet market in Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia.

Poultry at a wet market in Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia.

Photographer: Samsul Said/Bloomberg

Malaysia will extend price controls on poultry next month by reinstating maximum retail prices for standard whole chickens and eggs as part of its efforts to keep food costs in check.

The price of standard whole chicken will be capped at 9.40 ringgit ($2.10) a kilogram, and 45 sen each for Grade A chicken eggs, with the new prices taking effect from July 1, according to a statement from the nation’s agriculture and food ministry on Wednesday.