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Malaysia: Chicken population control threatens competition, says MyCC

 |  November 1, 2012

As the nation’s antitrust enforcement agency begins reviewing its first cases, the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has advised that the culling of 5 million chickens by farmers in the nation could lead to a dangerous reduction in competition. The culling has resulted in an egg shortage and therefore a price increase. MyCC has sited the Competition Act 2010, which prohibits businesses from collectively agreeing to limit product supply. Reports have explained that farmers generally cull about 10 percent of their chicken population to make room for younger hens, though the culling has increased an additional 10 percent on some farms.

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