Dr Gibasa Asiba

​Why import Malaysian poultry?

This was just one of the many questions raised after Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Tommy Tomscoll, said the importation of these uncooked, frozen poultry products was allowed after a careful and comprehensive risk assessment process.

The Minister, in a paid advertisement, said the assessment started in 2006, “when the importer first requested market access for chicken meat from Malaysia”.

If that is so, then why is the Poultry Industry of PNG set against these frozen imports?