Singapore’s ‘national dish’ in the crossfire as Malaysia’s chicken export ban begins
Restaurants and street stalls in the city-state are faced with hiking prices or shutting down altogether as their supplies dwindle.
Approved permits still needed for rice imports
The agriculture and food industries ministry says import permits are also still needed for biosecurity control purposes at the country's entry points.
Govt scraps approved permit requirements for food imports
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob says the importation of food is now open to all, to ensure adequate supply in the country.
Hong Kong finds Covid in samples from packaging of pork, beef imports
Daily infections numbers have risen sharply this year, reaching a record 7,533 cases on Monday, overwhelming the government's testing, hospital and quarantine capacities.
Failure to develop padi industry, land policy ‘bias’ behind Malaysia’s food security concerns
Experts say obstacles remain to achieving self-sufficiency, caused in part by a lack of downstream activities and a heightened focus on industrial crops.