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Indian Maize Ban Affects Kuala Lumpur

09 July 2008

MALAYSIA - The livestock industry in Kuala Lumpur is bracing itself for a shortage of feed following the Indian Government’s decision to ban the export of maize.

According to The Star Online, with about half its supply coming from India, farmers here would face a shortage until feed from new sources arrived.

Federation Of Livestock Farmers Association Of Malaysia (FLFAM) president Lee Ah Fatt said that since the supply from the United States was based on new orders, stocks might take some time to arrive.

“I have appealed to the Government to assist the industry in facing the problem,” The Star heard him say.

Lee also said the Government could undertake government-to-government negotiations with India to allow the export of maize to Malaysia, and extend the diesel subsidy programme to poultry and pig farms.

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