TAWAU, July 12 (Bernama) -- Consumers here are unhappy at the increase in
the price of chicken to RM10 a kilogramme from RM8 a kilogramme since last week.
A survey by Bernama at Pasar Tanjung here found consumers generally wanted
the authorities to monitor the situation as it was a burden especially with the
coming of the fasting month and Hari Raya.
Farmer Abd Rajak@Kassim Mohd Ali, 55, said the 20 per cent increase in the
price of chicken was uncalled for and regarded it as an attempt at profiteering.
"Don''t put the squeeze on consumers. Action must be taken for the good
of all including the traders, too," said Abd Rajak to Bernama, here, today.
A chicken trader at the market known only as Asnah, 19, said she was
informed by her supplier that one of the reasons for the hike in chicken prices
was the increase in the price of chicken feed.
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