GEORGE TOWN: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is more well-received now as compared to when the matter was first introduced, says Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed (pic).
“Last year, many did not agree to the TPPA. However, there is a higher acceptance among the rakyat now that we’ve had in-depth discussions with them.
“There are also several Opposition MPs who not seem to support the TPPA although they have a better understanding,” he told reporters after a TPPA briefing at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) on Saturday.
The International Trade and Industry Minister said the public now had a better understanding of the TPPA, adding that they can now clearly see the opportunities available for Malaysians.
He added that Penang is also the strongest base for the TPPA.
“Once the TPPA is signed, Penang will derive more benefits especially those from businesses.
“Penang will also draw more foreign investors once the TPPA is signed,” he said.
Earlier on Saturday, a small number of protesters gathered outside the university’s gates to express their objection of the trade pact.
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