KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 ― The full text of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) that has been shrouded in secrecy will soon be made public, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed told the Dewan Rakyat today.
Members of the public will be able to access the documents on his ministry’s website, he said, adding that he hoped to upload them all within the next 24 hours.
“The full text will be made public… maybe in the next 24 hours.
“I want to inform this matter here, because it was raised in this Dewan Rakyat to inform to the public… we have nothing to hide, we will inform all,” Mustapa said.
The minister said that the cost benefit analysis on the controversial trade agreement is currently being carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Malaysian Insititute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS).
“As promised by the government, this text will be discussed and decided in the parliament. We have not had an official discussion with the Speaker about this but from our earlier discussions, this will happen in January but this is still subject to the Speaker’s approval,” he said.
He added that if the matter cannot be discussed in January next year, then it will be moved to early February.
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