Opposition wants white paper on free trade agreement

New Straits Times, Malaysia

Opposition wants white paper on free trade agreement

By NST Newsdesk

20 November 2008

The opposition is calling for a white paper on the free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States to be debated in the Dewan Rakyat. In a statement read by Tony Pua (DAP-PJ Utara) in Parliament lobby yesterday, Pakatan Rakyat members called on the ministry to do this before the current sitting ends on Dec 18.

The statement called on International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to set up a select committee on the subject.

The opposition’s call followed a statement on Wednesday by Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Jacob Dungau Sagan who said that his ministry would consider tabling a white paper.

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