‘PEOPLE IN CHINA ONLY QUEUE FOR 2 THINGS – MALAYSIAN DURIANS & IPHONE X’

NANNING, 4 Nov -- Menteri Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek (tengah) beramah mesra dengan masyarakat setempat pada Majlis Perasmian Festival Durian Malaysia 2017 di Nanning, Wilayah Guangxi, China hari ini. Majlis perasmian disempurnakan oleh Datuk Seri Ahmad Shaberry Cheek dan Speaker Dewan Rakyat Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia. --fotoBERNAMA (2017) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA

KUALA LUMPUR – Durians from Malaysia are proving to be just as popular as Apple’s new iPhone X in China, a minister said today.

Speaking while answering a question from Datuk Liang Teck Meng (Simpang Renggam-Barisan Nasional) during Question Time in Parliament today, Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said export demands for Malaysian durian should not be seen negatively.

“There are those who say that in China, there are only two things people queue for ― one, when iPhone X is released, and second, when Malaysian durian is available,” he said.

Shabery also denied that the demand for Chinese export was the primary factor behind high durian prices across the country recently.

– Malay Mail

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