“Looking at hot button issues such as services, foreign investment and government procurement, the TPPA will open up the right economy,” said Dr. Razeen Sally, who is also Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) political economy and governance unit chair.

“If it is done in a proper way, its not just opening the door for foreign investors and multinational companies but local competitors too — and the biggest benefiter will be Malaysian consumers,” he said at Ideas’ fifth anniversary yesterday.

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Note: A similar article was also published in The Star Online on 9 February 2015. Click here to read it.


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