In conjunction with TPP/FTA talks to be held by the Malaysian and US government from the 5th to 9th December, 2011 in Kuala Lumpur
The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement /Free Trade Agreement negotiations will be held in Kuala Lumpur from the 5th December, 2011 till the 9th December, 2011. This TPP trade agreements have drastic implications to all sectors of the rakyat. But currently negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), a free trade agreement that includes the USA are happening behind closed doors and the texts being discussed are not shown to the public, thus we do not know what is being agreed on our behalf by the government.
It will make it harder for farmers and manufacturing workers to make a living. It will make medicines and books more expensive for all Malaysians. It will make it harder for the government to regulate foreign companies in the interests of the 99% of Malaysians, including environmental and health regulations. Come to this Public Forum to learn how you will be affected by these secret negotiations!
DATE : 3RD DECEMBER, 2011 ( Saturday)
TIME : 9.30 AM TO 5.00 PM
VENUE: BILIK GERAKAN, 1ST floor , PEJABAT MAJLIS BANDARAYA PETALING JAYA, JALAN YONG SHOOK LIN, P.JAYA. ( BESIDE MBPJ CIVIC CENTRE)
TOPICS : What are FTA how it effects our lives , Implications to workers, farmers, service sectors , Effects on healthcare , medicine , With FTA how government becomes subservient to investors and large corporations . Intellectual property rights.
Speakers : Charles Santiago MP , Sanya Reid (Third World Network), Lim Li Ching ( TWN), Edward Low ( Mtaag+) Dr.Jeyakumar Devaraj MP , Burcu Kilic(Public Citizen, USA),