Senate Debates Motion On TPPA

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 – The Dewan Negara is having a one-day special sitting Thursday to debate a motion on Malaysia’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). The motion was tabled by International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed before Dewan Negara President Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang.

PM Najib Tables Recalibrated 2016 Budget

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 28 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today tabled the recalibrated Budget 2016, with the changes aimed at making it more realistic to reflect the current economic scenario. Najib, who is also Finance Minister, tabled the revised budget at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) here. Meanwhile,

PLUS Offers 30 Per Cent Rebate On Feb 4, 11, 15

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 – Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Berhad (PLUS) will be offering a 30 per cent toll rebate for motorists travelling more than 100 kilometres on Feb 4, 11 and 15, in conjunction with Chinese New Year. Its managing director Datuk Noorizah Abd Hamid said those using the electronic mode of

Subramaniam: TPPA Allows Malaysia To Protect Public Health

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 – The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) does not prohibit Malaysia from taking measures to protect public health, including making available cheaper generic drugs, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. He said that if there were life-saving drugs which were expensive, the government could make use

DPM To Visit Sibu At Weekend

SIBU, Jan 28 – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is scheduled to arrive on Friday night for a two-day working visit here, said Sibu Municipal Council chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King. Addressing a full council meeting of the SMC on Wednesday, he said Ahmad Zahid would also go

TPPA: Eight Labour Laws To Be Amended

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 – The eight labour laws will be amended to improve the labour standards in the country after Malaysia had been finalised its participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot. He said the laws were the Trade Unions Act 1959; Industrial

MP Proposes Research Institute On TPPA

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 – A backbencher today proposed the setting up of a research institute on the Trans-Pacific Partnership to formulate and implement the national economic agenda, including empowering the Bumiputera economy. Datuk Hasan Arifin (BN-Rompin) said the institute should comprise various parties with diverse backgrounds, including opposition MPs. The

TPPA Will Not Cause Medicine Prices Increase

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 – Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will not cause the medicine prices to increase, but it may contributed by many other factors. Health Minister Datuk Seri S. Subramaniam said the prevailing situation in Jordan should not be equated with Malaysia as the registration of medicines are different in the

TPPA Motion Passed By Dewan Rakyat Today

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 – After 2 days of debates which beginning on yesterday, the motion on Malaysia’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) has finally been passed by the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday evening. It had moving the country a step forward towards signing and ratifying the trade accord bringing together 12

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