Malaysia: Anti-TPPA movement to come out with book on the controversial agreement

10 July 2014
Malaysia’s anti-Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) movement is putting out a book as part of its protest against the pact despite confirmation from Putrajaya that Malaysia would go ahead with the controversial Pacific Rim trade agreement. The Malay Economic Action Council (MTEM) said today that the 120-page book, titled “TPPA: Malaysia is not for sale”, is to be launched tomorrow by former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is also a strong critic of the agreement, which is due to be sealed by the end of the year. The book is part of MTEM’s continuous effort to address the lack of factual engagement from Putrajaya and to inform the public on the impending dangers of the agreement, said its chief executive officer Mohd Nizam Mahshar.
“The government has said again that it is committed to the TPP agreement. According to their latest statement, Malaysia will see the trade deal through in our favour,” Nizam said in a statement today.
“However, neither the government nor the Minister for International Trade and Industry (Miti) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed have ever mentioned just what is being negotiated in detail.   Read the whole statement here

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