The main bone of contention is whether the proposal would be revealed to the American public for review, GMO Sources (for food products for internal use) & the labeling of the country of origin of product to ensure it does not come from countries exploiting slave labor such as Vietnam, Malaysia & other developing countries.
“A June 2015 New York Times poll found that 78 percent of Americans said they had heard or read “not much” or “nothing at all” about the TPP.” If news do not appear on the media, did the fact happen? Why are we kept on the dark? Evidently it’s not good for people, so then you’d rather keep them ignorant of the matter.10 things to do before the TPP gets implemented In retrospect: notes from Malaysia’s signing into the TPPA
This idea of a high income nation is just propaganda, it’s just a chimera. And the idea that TPPA will enable this to happen is just nonsense. We can see from studying the present situation in the USA itself that the standard of living of ordinary people there has been dropping and more and more wealth is being concentrated in the hands of the few. As members of the TPPA, we in Malaysia will be in the same position as Puerto Rico, which is a colony of USA. Wealthy Americans will be able to take over this country and impose their will on the country through ISDS and the power of multi-national corporations, like Monsanto which is now suing the Government of California for daring to place Glyphosate the main constituent of the widely used herbicide Round-Up to its list of chemicals that cause cancer. This is just one example of this kind of international power. Signing the TPPA will not enable Malaysian industries to have a free trade to US markets. It will merely choke Malaysian industrialisation and condemn it to primary production, such as mining and mass agriculture. When Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan suggested to Malaysians to work 2 jobs to make ends meet – that is just laughable and shows how the rich people at the top of the tree in this country have no idea of the privations of ordinary folk. from Hassan AbdullahOn fear mongering and the TPP Response to Mustapa Mohamed’s speech in Parliament, Part 2 Response to Mustapa Mohamed’s speech in Parliament, Part 1
The TPPA makes me uncomfortable because it lacks the inclusiveness “ingredient”. The fact that content of this agreement is kept away from the eyes of the public is an indication that the negotiations are kept secret from the people of the country. As a citizen concerned about the environment, the TPPA leaves no room for a signatory country to protect its natural resources and biodiversity. I may not be well versed in its contents on the economy but this I know. If Malaysia signs the TPPA, Malaysians and the very environment that they live in will be threatened by big corporate and capitalistic conglomerates and our own backyard will be at the mercy of these big companies. I urge all Malaysians to at least rise up to the occasion and be privy to the latest happenings of the TPPA and raise your voice of concern. Without your voice, the existing Malaysian government will sign an agreement that will compromise sustainability of the country. #janganjualnegara #bantahtppaTPP Miscellaneous: The Yarn Forward Rule
Well done Jun-E and Leo! Keep up the good works! May God bless the both of you.
Check out what MITI’s Minister Mustapa said will happen after TPP gets implemented: “We feel that at the moment, there is too much freedom on social media and there is a need to review this with the hope of controlling it. We decided to study the matter and may impose control to prevent undesirable elements on social media.” Forget about criticizing the government in your facebook. TPP = Najib = NSC Bill = dictatorship, it’s all the same, all very clear. Malaysia deserves better.
I dont support TTPA because of Ecommerce concern.
I am opposed to the TPP for a number of reasons, one of it is how TPP essentially undermines climate policy through entrenching corporate power that foster inequality and environmental degradation. If we are to put an end to climate change (such as the flooding that happened last year), we need to recognize that we cannot continue to consume endlessly, through a system that increases unsustainable production and resource extraction.
I fear TPP will embolden large corporations to pollute and to endanger the public
We hope to foster public participation on the topic, from both sides of the TPP debate.CNN and Fox News Are Finally Covering the TPP After Ignoring It for Two Years On fear mongering and the TPP TPP Impacts: Governance (Workshop by Sanya Reid Smith) Minister: Malaysia to look into Internet controls after TPP signed Edmund Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law & Development Azlan Awang Jun-E Tan Lee Yuan Leonardo Losoviz Persatuan USahawan Internet Malaysia Peter Brown Sanya Reid Smith Resource Stewardship Consultants Sdn Bhd TPP Debate Yasmin Rasyid