Poultry breeders receive compensation
The Malaysian government will pay compensation of
about RM80,000 to poultry breeders and villagers whose chickens, ducks and other
birds have been culled following an outbreak of bird flu in Sungai
According to Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin
Yassin, the payment would be made in full for the 3,962 birds culled in Kampung
Paya Jaras Hilir in Sungai Buloh once the nation is declared free of the bird flu
"The government will monitor the situation so that the nation can be
declared free of bird flu in about one month," he said.
Muhyiddin said the Veterinary Services Department (JPH) had reported that
the situation in the bird flu outbreak area was under control and that all birds
in the so-called index area had been destroyed.
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