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Pork Prices Go Up; Price Rise Causes Anger

by 5m Editor
13 April 2010, at 5:03am

MALAYSIA - The price of pork will go up by between 60 sen and RM1 following an increase in the price of pigs from farms by 30 sen for every 100g.

Pork Sellers Association president Goh Chui Lai was quoted by the Nanyang Siang Pau that the Government should now allow the import of frozen pigs to counter the increase.

He pointed out that the association and the Federation of Livestock Farmers Association had met before Chinese New Year and decided to set the price of the animal at RM7.60 for every 100g.

“Why is the price of pigs increasing now when the price of poultry, eggs, lamb and beef is dropping?” he asked.

Defending the association’s move to increase the price of pork, Mr Goh said the association wanted to meet the Government to find a solution on the perpetual increase in the price of pigs .

Although pig farmers had a right to increase their prices, Mr Goh said the Government must step in to protect the people’s interest when the price increase became unreasonable.

It was reported on 9 April that the price of pigs from farms would be increased by 30 sen to RM7.90 for every 100g.

Sin Chew Daily in its editorial said MCA’s invitation to major Chinese associations to sit in some of the party’s presidential council meetings should not be politicised.

It said both organisations had their own roles to play, according to The Star.

The daily hoped that both organisations would continue to exchange views so that the wishes and aspirations of the Chinese community could be made known to the Government.

“As the community has many issues facing it, we hope both parties can sit down and work together to help the community,” it said.