Malaysia says it will cut the export of chickens from the start of June because of shortages in the country, BBC reported.
Elsewhere in Asia, India has banned wheat exports, while Indonesia has blocked overseas sales of palm oil.
It comes as the world faces the worst food crisis in decades following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
One agriculture expert has highlighted concerns about the potential rise of so-called “food nationalism” by governments in the region, BBC reported.
Malaysian shoppers have seen chicken prices surge in recent months, while some retailers have put limits on how much of the meat customers can buy.