Extract from “Fear of being sued not good enough reason to reject TPPA, says ministry sec-gen”

Rebecca said Malaysia was prepared to face any suit under the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), including forming a monitoring mechanism.

“For ISDS, we have some concerns although there are safeguards in place. A minister has also announced that the prime minister has agreed to set up a mechanism to monitor and if necessary provide advice,” she said, adding that discussions on the issue were conducted in the presence of lawyers and consultants.

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