Extract from “Malaysia will sacrifice independence with TPP signing, Dr M warns as Parliament vote looms”

The former prime minister said Putrajaya made a clear admission that the TPP would limit Malaysia’s freedom to make laws deemed suitable and necessary, citing International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed’s announcement yesterday of the need to amend 26 laws to meet the agreement’s requirements.

“These laws have been passed by the Malaysian Parliament apparently because they were considered essential and good for the country.

“But now they have to be amended because the TPP is apparently more powerful than our elected Parliament in determining what laws Malaysia should have,” Dr Mahathir said in a blog post.

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