BINTULU (May 28): The current supply of chicken and chicken eggs here is stable, says Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Bintulu officer Nazari Hassan.
He said this is based on daily monitoring and inspection carried out by the ministry at local premises, which also found no price hikes for the two essential items ahead of the Gawai Dayak festival.
“The supply for both items is stable because premises in Bintulu obtain their stocks from Sibu and Kuching.
“The delivery to Bintulu is three times a week and so far there is no shortage of supply recorded,” Nazari said when asked whether there are any shortages of chicken and chicken eggs in the market.
He said although there was no panic buying reported here involving the two items, chicken eggs would usually sell out within hours of the premises restocking them.
According to Nazari, the supply of controlled goods at selected retailers and wholesalers here as of May 28 was 44,376kg of sugar, 34.07 metric tonnes of packet cooking oil, 784kg of standard chicken, 568kg of super chicken and 28,794kg of wheat flour.
He said the supply would be updated daily in KPDNHEP’s system to ensure it is enough for the local market.