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Long Negotiations On TPPA To Protect, Safeguard Malaysia's Position -- Anifah

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 (Bernama) -- The talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), led by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, were extensively deliberated to ensure that Malaysia's position is protected and safeguarded.

In a statement today, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, said the PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia (PwC) report said that by participating in the TPPA, Malaysia has the opportunity to shape the TPPA text and annexes and secure extensive safeguards.

"In the event of non-participation, these extensive safeguards would be forgone and Malaysia may not have another opportunity to secure such carve-outs that protect our domestic interest in the future," he said.....