Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in a nutshell


The latest round of secret negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is underway in Utah, USA. The principal beneficiaries are expected to be large corporations.

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semuana OK kot
semuana OK kot
22 Nov 2013 2.30pm

It is not “USA” or some other country that is trying to exploit. After NAFTA, the people of all 3 North American countries woke up to find that they were being ripped off. Now, an agreement parallel to TPP called TAP is being finalised to ram down the throats of the suffering people of Europe. The international capitalist cabal owns the politicians in all countries. Legislators may complain that they are not shown the drafts or allowed to discuss them, but they are the ones who authorised these governents. This is capitalism gone completely beserk. The kangaroo courts for “investor… Read more »

Rufus Mallu
Rufus Mallu
21 Nov 2013 3.07pm

Only 5 of its 29 chapters are related to trade? 24 chapters on how corporations can gain control? Internet freedom jeopardised? Copyright infringements even if I simply send a recipe to a friend? Good Lord! This is scary! The Malaysian Government owes the rakyat a full explanation for even considering this agreement in the first place!

simon says
simon says
21 Nov 2013 12.15pm

TPP Agreement will forbid direct negotiations that cater for warlords & cronies hence Malaysia government can never sign up for that. Other reasons are just excuses.

don anamalai
don anamalai
22 Nov 2013 8.31am
Reply to  simon says

Those ‘Jaguh Kampung’ cronies cannot compete globally and TPP will therefore be a disadvantage to them. I support TPP in this aspect for the sake of Malaysian rakyat, not just the selective elites.

21 Nov 2013 12.13pm

Signing the TPP is a clear sign of an act of … selling the nation’s sovereignty.
We should stop this madness. The problem with the BN govt. leaders is not that they
did something bad, it’s that they are undiscerning and never learned why it was wrong.

Sasha Pranth
21 Nov 2013 11.42am

The more I hear about the TPPA, the scarier it seems. If corporations can turn against governments and if our internet freedom is jeopardised, why is Malaysia even considering having discussions? Is it only doom and gloom or are there parts to the TTPA that are beneficial to us? The fact that so much secrecy surrounds the TPPA is even more worrying as it allows for rumours, exaggerations and the like. Surely we as the rakyat deserve to have the full picture.

21 Nov 2013 11.14am

I have no concern for TPP but more concern when Najib BEEPs to favour only malays in his transformation program that deprives other races the economic opportunities.

21 Nov 2013 10.00am

Anil, off topic.
Should there be a 12-year lifespan cap on cars in Malaysia?
Look, $mell & $ound fi$hy from Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS).
May have something to do with TPP?
Or Proton (“Problem by the Tons” – very ironic, isn’t it given the national emphasis on vehicle safety).

Many are already saddled with all sort of debts, can we add more car debts every 12 years?

najib manaukau
21 Nov 2013 9.21am

U.S. must never be included in TP.P., U.S. will be there to give themselves all they need just like like the membership in UN. What good can they bring, they can’t even balance their own balance sheet, just look at the shambles they are in, the trillions they owe. The debts are certainly not managed by a nation who is able to look after their own ability. It is costing them hundred of billions in interest alone yearly plus the constant arguments it draws every time when they try to balance their books, They have bases all over the world,… Read more »

21 Nov 2013 4.55am

There is an urgent need to BLOCK the Najib GOM from signing the TPP Agreement amidst growing concern worldwide that IT is a instrument to override not only the participating nation laws and sovereign rights but also ursurp the democratic freedom of its people in almost all aspects.. The People of Malaysia MUST confront its Ministers who appear to be in cohort to establish and enforce this end. As this recording shows the TPP is reputed to have 29 Chapters of which only five (5) are related to trade and the other twenty-four are concentrated on how corporations control and… Read more »

21 Nov 2013 10.08am
Reply to  ShakrinaLIkram

More like arm-twisting by a bunch of global-madmen vent on controlling the world.
One example is Open Society by George Soros the Sorowful.
Penang state gomen should learn from this real-life global corporate arm-twisting of local politicians in the name of global free market.
One reason why I always oppose this global-cosmopolitan concept for the rich & famous & politically-linked.
Coast-Mud-Politan Gurney Drive is still there for all to see in disgust.