Extract from “Will TPPA benefit rakyat or actually cause more hardships? — Pakatan Harapan youth”

The readiness of our domestic players may still be way below par. Given the fact that only about 19 per cent or 123,000 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country are involved in exports and the other 81 per cent are involved in domestic market only, they may not be ready to compete internationally in terms of product quality, services, packaging, and standards. Additionally, in terms of productivity, Malaysia is lowly placed with a ratio of 4:1 and 7:1 compared to Singapore and the US respectively. This means that one Singaporean can do the job of four Malaysians, and one American can do the job of seven locals.

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