Extract from “PAS wants public referendum on TPP, claims BN’s Parliament vote likely biased”

PAS suggested today that Putrajaya hold a referendum to get the public’s mandate on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, saying the government should not rely on support from Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs in Parliament.

PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man added that debating the controversial trade agreement in Parliament would be nothing more than “decorative”, claiming it was likely that BN lawmakers have already been told how to vote.

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