KUALA LUMPUR : The Dewan Rakyat is all set for the two-day special sitting to debate and adopt a motion of Malaysia’s participation in Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP).
The motion is expected to be tabled by International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed in Dewan Rakyat at 10am, today. It will be followed by debates from lawmakers from both sides of the divide in the lower house.
The winding up on the debate as well as the vote by members of Parliament on the motion is expected to take place tomorrow evening. Barisan Nasional holds 134 seats, the opposition 87 seats and one independent in the Dewan Rakyat.
The lower House is expected to sit from 10am to 5.30pm, unless there is any motion to extend the hours. The motion as contained in the Dewan Rakyat Order Paper today acknowledges Malaysia’s position as a country which practices an open economy involving international trade, foreign investment, technology and tourism.
It also agrees that Malaysia’s involvement in the TPPA would strengthen Malaysia’s competitiveness, regionally and globally and is supportive of the government’s decision to be a party to the TPP by signing and ratifying the