Public Lecture on 'TPPA: Future or Fraud'


Public Lecture on 'TPPA: Future or Fraud' by Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram


The TPPA is an agreement on trade and investment signed by 12 Asia-Pacific countries, including Malaysia.

Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram expressed concern that the benefits of the TPPA were grossly exaggerated, while the dire implications for Malaysia and other participating countries are downplayed.

Dr Jomo highlighted three major concerns namely trade issues, intellectual property rights, and the investor-state dispute settlement arrangement in TPPA.

He highly affirmed that the TPPA needed to be renegotiated as it currently enable regulatory capture by foreign corporations and discouraged important regulations to protect health, safety, the environment and the economy.