CPTPP decision must take in investors’ view of Malaysia, says Ong


Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming says Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand have either ratified CPTPP or expressed strong interest in joining. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 11, 2019.

WHETHER Malaysia ratifies the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) must take into account how foreign investors will view the country’s position in Asean, said Dr Ong Kian Ming.

The deputy international trade and industry minister said this is important seeing as to how the region’s top three trading powerhouses – Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand – have either ratified the agreement or expressed strong interest in joining.


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