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Corporate, Featured and Exclusive  |  JANUARY 28, 2016 10:57AM

Senate approves motion on TPP agreement

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Parliament Generic 01 011214Malaysia is all set to be part of the world’s largest trade pact after the Senate today gave a clear go-ahead for the country to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

The Upper House, in a special meeting, approved, based on a voice vote, the motion to back Malaysia’s participation in the TPP agreement.

The passage of the motion was announced by Dewan Negara president Abu Zahar Ujang.

A total of 21 senators had spoken during the debate on the motion tabled by International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed, who said the TPP agreement would strengthen Malaysia’s competitiveness, regionally and globally.

A similar motion was approved by the Dewan Rakyat yesterday after a two-day sitting.



 
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