Thought about TPP

Stance: Against TPP

I am against the TPPA because:
1) the cost of critical generic medicines, and the period of time granted to the patents of new medicine, will go up;
2) it opens the door to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to enter the country en mass (some GM corn and soy products have already entered the country, according to Consumers Association of Penang!);
3) international corporations would have more power in regulating what appears on the Internet;
4) the ISDS component would empower corporations to take national governments to court for clamping down on company practices that endanger our natural environment and the rights of the workers;
5) local industries would be bested by international corporations in terms of competition;
6) corporations would have more power in fencing off more content through stricter copyright laws;
7) Malaysia would be obligated to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants 1991 (UPOV 91), which is against the interests of our small farmers by way of disallowing the practice of farmers exchanging farm-saved seeds amongst themselves and selling such seeds, gives seed companies longer monopolies, as well as removing the biosafety protections and anti-biopiracy provisions as granted under the existing Protection of New Plant Varieties Act 2004.

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