Or at least not to make any concessions to the US President during his visit to Malaysia
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has called on the Government to inform the United States President that Malaysia will be withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement when Mr. Barack Obama visits Malaysia later this week.
CAP urges the Fisheries Department of Kedah and the Maritime Enforcement Agency of Malaysia to investigate and take immediate action to resolve the problem caused by pukat siput boats that is threatening the livelihood of coastal fishers in Yan. The income of more than 300 coastal fishers has been severely affected due to this problem.
CAP Disappointed That Affected Coastal Fisherfolk Face Difficulty Getting Compensation
CAP recommends that the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry provides special provisions to assist coastal fishers who suffer losses due to damage of fishing gears run over by trawler vessels.
The Consumers Association of Penang strongly calls on International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed not to accept compromises at the ongoing ministerial meeting on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).
The Consumers’ Association of Penang’s analysis shows that the costs of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will far outweigh the benefits and thus we urge the Malaysian government not to sign the TPPA.