Ex-Malaysia Prime Minister Rips TPP As American Power Play

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT) -- Malaysia's former prime minister on Monday reportedly urged the country to back out of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, describing the proposed trade agreement as a ploy for the U.S. to extend its influence in Southeast Asia.

Speaking at a roundtable discussion in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the country's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad — who served from 1981 to 2003 — railed against the proposed TPP, which he said would likely do more harm than good for Malaysia, according to a news report from Japan's Kyodo...
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