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Renegotiating TPP With US Not An Option, Says Mustapa

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SINGAPORE – Renegotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact with the US will require the 11 remaining countries to compromise on certain issues and will take a long time, says International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. “Renegotiating is certainly not an option. If we do that, it is going to take many more…

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Singapore RCEP Meeting Crucial, Says Mustapa

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KUALA LUMPUR — The next Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) meeting, which will be held at the ministerial level on March 2, 2018, will be a crucial one to discuss the progress of the trade deal. Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, said he was confident the meeting, which would be…

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Opposition Fails Because People Now Know Better

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JELI – The failure of the oposition to attract many participants to the ‘Love Malaysia, End Kleptocracy‘ rally in Petaling Jaya, Selangor yesterday clearly proves that the people are getting a better understanding of the situation from the explanation given by the government in fending off numerous baseless accusations. UMNO Supreme Council member, and Kelantan…

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Annuar’s Suspension, Probe, Do Not Affect Kelantan UMNO

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JELI – The suspension of Tan Sri Annuar Musa as chairman of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) and chairman of Pelaburan Mara Berhad (PMB) and the probe against him, do not affect Kelantan UMNO. In fact, Kelantan UMNO liaison chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed praised Annuar, who is also UMNO information chief and Ketereh UMNO division…

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UMNO Kelantan To Focus On 3 Grey Parlimentary Areas

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JELI – Kelantan Umno will focus on three ‘grey’ parliamentary constituencies in the state in preparation for the 14th General Election (GE14). State UMNO Liaison Committee chief Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, who is also International Trade and Industry Minister, said the three grey areas were Bachok, Pasir Puteh and Machang, where the party lost by…

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Malaysia Eyeing FTAs With Canada, Chile And Peru

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is eyeing bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) with Canada, Chile and Peru as a counter-measure against US President-elect Donald Trump not backing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). The TPPA brings together 12 countries: The US, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru. International Trade and Industry…

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Mustapa: We’ll Wait Until Trump Inauguration Before Deciding On TPP

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is not ready to call it quits on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) just yet, but is keeping its options open, said International Trade and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. In his ministerial reply on Budget 2017 at the committee stage, the Jeli MP said Malaysia wants to wait until January…

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Malaysia-Africa Bilateral Trade To Grow 10-15 PCT Over Next 5 Years

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KUALA LUMPUR – Bilateral trade between Malaysia andthe African continent is projected to grow between 10-15 per cent over the next five years. This is given its vast market potential, said Minister of International Trade and Industry (Miti), Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He also said Malaysia’s trade with African countries had grown at an average…

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Rising Protectionist Sentiment Temporary, Says Mustapa

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KUALA LUMPUR – The rising tide of protectionism against trade globally is expected to be temporary and would depend on respective governments’ efforts to tackle the issue, said Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. The International Trade and Industry Minister said the rise of the anti-globalisation movement is evidenced by Brexit, the vote by British citizens to…

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ASEAN-EU FTA Talks Not Affected By Brexit

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KUALA LUMPUR – The ASEAN-European Union (EU) free-trade agreement (FTA) negotiations will not be affected by Brexit, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said. He said the ASEAN-EU FTA and Brexit (Britain’s decision to leave the EU), were two different discussions and ASEAN was negotiating with a group and not a region.…

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Mustapa Urges SMEs To Export Their Products

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KOTA BHARU – Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been urged to export their products to international markets including ASEAN countries. Making the call, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said his ministry was organising programmes to enable SMEs to export their products. “These programmes include GenEX 2016 (Generation of New Exporters)…

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Mustapa: Malaysian Economy Strong Enough To Weather Brexit Impact

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KUALA LUMPUR It would be inaccurate to say that Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) will not have an impact on the country, however Malaysia’s economy is strong enough to deal with it, said Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. “To say that we will not be affected would be a state of denial and…

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Impact On Malaysia Minimal In The Long Run, Says Mustapa

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KUALA LUMPUR – Although there may be some impact in the short term, Brexit’s medium-to-long-term effect on Malaysia’s trade and investment will be minimal, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed (pic). “With our strong fundamentals and economic diversification, we are in a better position to face any uncertainty. “Brexit will have…

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Malaysia Records RM37.3b Approved Investments, Nearly 40,000 Jobs

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded RM37.3bil of approved investments in the services, manufacturing and primary sectors in the first quarter and if fully implemented, will create 39,990 jobs. Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said on Friday the investments involved 1,271 projects but he expected this year to be another challenging year…

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UMNO Members Will Not Be Influenced By Dr Mahathir’s Open Letter

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KOTA BHARU – The open letter issued by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to UMNO branch members last Friday, will not affect the support and loyalty of Kelantan UMNO members towards Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as party president and prime minister. State UMNO Liaison chief, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said so far, the action of…

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M’sia To Push For A More Closer And Integrated ASEAN Community

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BANGKOK: Malaysia will maintain its leadership role towards ensuring the newly-established ASEAN Community grows closer in all sectors of the economy. International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed said a closer and integrated ASEAN would drive many benefits to member countries, whether in trade, investment or tourism. “ASEAN has been doing very well compared…

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Malaysia Keen To Conclude RCEP By Year-end, Says Mustapa

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is keen to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by year-end, said Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. While saying that the country was committed to ensure the RCEP was completed by then, he added that all participating countries were pleased that good progress was made…

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We Can Still Withdraw From TPPA: Mustapa

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is still free to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) even after endorsing it next month. International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said Malaysia could exit TPPA without having to pay any penalty as stipulated in Chapter 30 of the proposed agreement. “If the agreement is detrimental to…

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Malaysia Needs To Enhance Visibility To Foreign Investors: Mustapa

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TOKYO: Malaysia needs to enhance its visibility among foreign investors to promote investment in high-value specialised industries that offer higher wages and new areas of growth, said Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. The Minister of International Trade and Industry said foreign investors are looking at Malaysia’s long-term and economic fundamentals when making a decision about committing…

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TPP: Less “Noise” More Momentum, Says Mustapa

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MANILA – The ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which represents 40 per cent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product, is gaining more momentum with at least five more countries keen to join the United States-led pact. Ever since the completion and publication of the trade pact’s text the “noise” over it has died down quiet a…

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TPPA Provides Companies Greater Market Access, Exporters Competitive Advantage

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PUTRAJAYA: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) provides Malaysian companies with greater market access and give exporters a competitive advantage over regional competitors, International Trade and Industry (Miti) Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said. He said electrical and electronics, chemical, palm oil, rubber, wood, textile as well as automotive parts and components exporters, can access Canada,…

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Mustapa’s Defamation Suit Against PAS Goes To Trial Next Month

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KUALA LUMPUR: International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed’s defamation case against PAS and four others will go for a full trial next month after failing to reach a settlement. His lawyer C.K. Lew told reporters that the plaintiff and defendants could not agree on the costs and legal point. “Therefore, there is…

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Mustapa To Join TPP Ministers’ Meeting In Atlanta

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KUALA LUMPUR – Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed will join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ministers’ Meeting from tomorrow to Oct 1 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. In a statement here, he said his attendance was not to sign the agreement as the final decision would be made by the Parliament.…

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Economic Panel To Help SMEs Face Challenge Of Ringgit Fall

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KOTA BHARU – The Special Economic Committee is expected to come up with measures especially to help the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) face the economic challenge like the fall in the value of the ringgit. Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, said the SMEs could still survive now despite the…

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Mustapa Hosts Working Dinner For ASEAN Counterparts

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KUALA LUMPUR – International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed tonight hosted a working dinner for his ASEAN counterparts at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre here. Also present were ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh and the ministry’s Secretary-General Tan Sri Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria. It is learnt that the economic ministers would…

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Talks On TPP Still Under Way, Says Mustapa

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KUALA LUMPUR: A cost-benefit analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will be ready soon, according to International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. The US-initiated TPP covers nearly 40% of the global economy and includes 12 countries. A meeting was recently held in Hawaii by delegations and while progress has been made…

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Federal Govt To Develop Kelantan So It’s Not Left Behind

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KOTA BHARU – The federal government is going to focus more on developing Kelantan, so it is not left behind when Malaysia achieves the status of a high-income developed nation by 2020, said International Trade and Industry minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said Kelantan was still far behind in terms of development compared to…

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Mustapa On Trade And Investment Mission To India

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NEW DELHI – Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed is leading a three-day trade and investment mission to India starting on Wednesday and is scheduled to participate at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Partnership Summit 2015. The minister is set to have several business meetings with potential investors from India…

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Mustapa Dares Kelantan Govt To Show Proof For Oil Royalty Claim

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TUMPAT – Kelantan Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed today challenged the PAS-led state government to show proof for the oil royalty claim bandied about by the party. “The state government claimed that the Federal Government had denied their right to receive the oil royalty. This is a big lie. They have no…

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