Senator Questions the Secrecy of TPP Negotiations

Senator Abdul Shukor Mohd Sultan has called on the Malaysian government to make the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations public in order to allow feedback from the people.

He said the people had the right to know the details of the agreement as it would affect their cost of living.

"Why won't the government disclose the TTPA talks to the public? Is it too technical? Even the senators have not been provided with any information on it for our debates. Why the secrecy?"

International Actions on the TPPA Negotiations in May

People on five continents took action leading up to the Lima negotiations, with a focus on World Fair Trade Day on May 11.

In Australia there were protests in Sydney and Melbourne.Photos are at

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Australian-Fair-Trade-and-Investment-Netw...

Educational events about the TPP took place in the United States in Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, St Louis, Washington. Detroit, New York, Berkley, San Antonio, Chicago and Tampa.

Wall Street Attacks Finance laws Via Trade Deals

Wall Street Seeks to Change Dodd Frank rules Via Trade Deals

U.S. bankers and insurers are trying to use trade deals, which can trump existing legislation, to weaken parts of the Dodd-Frank Act designed to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis.

Their effort is drawing fire from groups who argue that Wall Street wants to make the trade negotiations a new front in its three-year campaign to stop or alter the law.

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