Imported frozen chicken to be ‘cheaper’, says Noh Omar

TANJONG KARANG: Frozen chicken that is imported is expected to be “lower priced”, says Tan Sri Noh Omar.

The Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Minister said they were trying to import frozen chicken to ensure there is sufficient chicken supply in the country.

Noh Omar said the initiative through the ministry’s cooperative shops or Coopmart, to import frozen chicken is expected to take off in September at a lower price.

However, Bernama did not state what the “lower price” of imported frozen chicken was being compared to or its quantum.

“We are still in the process of bringing in imported chicken to address the issue of hikes in chicken prices following a supply shortage nationwide.

“My ministry has identified several countries for the supply of frozen chicken. In terms of packaging, we will use the Coopmart logo, who will also manage distribution,” he told reporters after opening the Tanjong Karang Area Farmers’ Organisation annual general meeting here on Saturday (July 22).

Noh said apart from frozen chicken, other essential items such as sugar, cooking oil, flour and rice would be sold at a lower prices in Coopmart outlets nationwide. – Bernama