Rising chicken prices in Malaysia: Could fish be next?

A customer buying chicken at a wet market in Kuala Lumpur on May 24, 2022. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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KUALA LUMPUR - Rising prices for chicken amid a shortage in Malaysia is just the tip of the iceberg as the country battles a surge in consumer food prices due to global food insecurity.

Apart from chicken, the supply of fish in the country has also fallen 70 per cent, dropping from a million tonnes to approximately 300,000 tonnes a month due to uncertain weather over the past two months.

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