More than ten chapters in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) can have an adverse effect on various aspects of health including tobacco control, medicine prices and banning of chemicals that are dangerous to health. One of it is alcohol control.
The TPPA which is at the end point of the negotiations may restrict Malaysia’s ability to maintain its current alcohol control policies or introduce additional ones in future. Hence, it is important for Malaysia to insist on a total carve out for alcohol control measures from the whole TPPA as it has proposed for tobacco control measures.
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The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Maritime Enforcement Agency of Malaysia to take more effective action to control the encroachment of trawler vessels in the coastal fishing zone in the state of Penang.
Even a powerful European country like France is mindful about the perils of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system. French Trade Minister has warned the European Union against the ISDS mechanism proposed in the EU-US trade agreement as it would allow foreign companies to challenge governments directly.
Lately there has been a lot of discussion in the media about the role of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) in the bid for power plant projects. PenjanaBebas an association of independent power producers (IPPs) wants TNB to be excluded from future bidding process because it claims TNB has an unfair advantage over IPPs. TNB on the other hand has asserted that it won the tenders fair and square.