Malaysia cuts chicken exports as food nationalism spreads across Asia
It comes as the world faces the worst food crisis in decades following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
One agriculture expert has highlighted concerns about the potential rise of so-called "food nationalism" by governments in the region, BBC reported.
Malaysian shoppers have seen chicken prices surge in recent months, while some retailers have put limits on how much of the meat customers can buy.
On Monday, Malaysia's Prime Minister
"The government's priority is our own people," he said in a statement.
Almost all the birds are imported live before they are slaughtered and chilled in Singapore.
Later on Monday, the
Advertisement"While there may be temporary disruptions to the supply of chilled chicken, frozen chicken options remain available to mitigate the shortfall," the agency said in a statement. "We also advise consumers to buy only what they need."
Malaysia's chicken export ban is the latest development in the global food crisis.
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