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More sheep and lamb available for Korban this year

Published on Aug 19, 2014 8:18 PM
 
The least expensive sheep to be purchased for the Islamic ritual sacrifice of korban in October is still the costliest on record, a religious official said last Friday. -- PHOTO: MUIS

SINGAPORE - The least expensive sheep to be purchased for the Islamic ritual sacrifice of korban in October is still the costliest on record, a religious official said last Friday.

About 2,000 sheep of at least a year old will be imported from Australia each costing $499 this year - 9 per cent over last year's price.

Mr Mohamad Helmy Mohd Isa, the director of mosques for the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) said the increase is due to inflation as well as logistical and freight costs rising over the years.

A total of 3,500 livestock will be available this year, 40 per cent more than the 2,500 brought in for the ritual last year.

 
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