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More Consumers Avoiding Chicken Stalls At Wet Markets

by 5m Editor
17 September 2007, at 10:31am

MALAYSIA - Fed up with the rising price of chicken, especially with the action of some traders to raise the price above the ceiling price of RM6 per kg, consumers have started to limit their spending on chicken.

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"Perhaps people are fed up with eating chicken,"

Mohd Haris Mohd Yatim

A check by Bernama at the Keramat and Chow Kit markets on Monday saw many of the chicken stalls deserted by customers.

At the Keramat market, the situation at the chicken stalls was rather quiet as there were few buyers and still a lot of unsold chickens by noon.

One of the chicken sellers there, Mohd Haris Mohd Yatim, 31, lamented the poor response. "Perhaps people are fed up with eating chicken," he said.

He, however, added that consumers buying chicken from the supermarkets and hypermarkets like Tesco and Giant instead which offered lower prices was also hurting the small traders' business.

Mohd Haris said he adhered to the ceiling price although he made a profit of only 50 sen from each kilogramme of chicken as he got his supplies from a wholesaler at RM5.50 per kg.

Source: Bernama

5m Editor