Pork listed as price-controlled item in Sarawak under Maximum Price Scheme for CNY

Posted on 20 Jan 2023
Source of News: DayakDaily

Source: DayakDaily

KUCHING, Jan 19: Pork has been listed as one of the price-controlled items in Sarawak
under the Festive Season Maximum Price Scheme (SHMMP) in conjunction with Chinese New Year 2023, which will be in effect for 15 days from Jan 15 to Jan 29.

According to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (KPDN), items under the 2023 Chinese New Year SHMMP scheme are imported round cabbage (Indonesia and China, not including Beijing), imported potatoes (China), garlic (China), white pomfret (weighing between 200gm and 400gm each), white shrimp (weighing between 41 and 60 pieces per kg), live farm pigs, pork belly, and lean and fatty pork. The maximum price for live farm pigs in Sarawak is RM15 per kg, the wholesale price for pork belly is RM28 per kg while the retail price is RM30 per kg, and the wholesale price for lean and fatty pork is RM25 per kg while the retail price is RM27 per kg.

The maximum price established in Sarawak is in effect in Kuching, Lundu, Bau, Serian, Simunjan, Samarahan, Asajaya, Sri Aman, Saratok, Betong, Lubok Antu, Sibu, Kanowit, Selangau, Miri, Marudi, Bintulu, Tatau, Sebauh, Kapit, Bukit Mabong, Song, Belaga, Sarikei, Julau, Pakan, Maradong, Mukah, Dalat, Matu, Daro, Limbang, and Lawas.

In the related matter, the Ministry of Food Industry, Commodity and Regional Development (M-FICORD) proposed to the federal KPDN to set a ceiling price for pork to prevent further price increase due to the upcoming Chinese New Year.

- DayakDaily

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