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Ministry To Intensify Dissemination Of Info On TPPA

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KOTA BHARU – The dissemination of the information on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will be intensified in an easy-to-understand language that will be easy to understand.

Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, said since the rakyat were interested to know about the pact, he would meet groups, including community leaders, non-government organisations (NGOs), entrepreneurs and government representatives, to explain the pact.

“Maybe, they oppose because they did not understand about TPPA,” he told reporters after a briefing to over 1,000 representatives from government offices, NGOs and entrepreneurs here today.

He said other than face-to-face meetings, the ministry would also give information on TPPA via its portal.

“We are responsible and it is important we have to be transparent,” he said.
It was reported that Asia-Pacific trade ministers had reached a deal on the TPPA following five years of negotiations.

The parties involved are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.

Meanwhile, at a media briefing in Kuala Lumpur today, Gerakan President, Datuk Mah Siew Keong, said many people needed to know in details the TPPA earlier before it was debated in Parliament.

“I understand the people’s worry about TPPA. Many fear that it would affect the costs of medicines and business,” he said. – BERNAMA


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