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Byline: Ling Poh Lean
KUALA LUMPUR: The increase in pork and chicken prices will not deter consumers from buying these foods during the Chinese New Year, say traders.
Pork seller Lum Fook Keong said though the prices had increased considerably, he believed his business would not be affected during the festive period.
"The Chinese will still buy pork since it is one of the must-have items to usher in the new year, but I'm not sure about the business after the festival," the 54 year old said.
Lum, who has been selling pork for more than 30 years, said he had never seen the price of pork reach this high. It now sells for between RM14 and RM15 a kilo. …