"We are against the patent extension. According to the agreement, if a medicine is launched in the US, and then three years later it is launched in Malaysia, the patent would start from when it is launched here and not when it was launched earlier in the US," said Liow. "This is not fair."

--Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Malaysia Health Minister on the TPPA

Public Citizen's Analyses

Fact Sheet: How TPP Endangers Access to Medicines in Malaysia  August 2012   NEW!

Comparative Analysis of the U.S. IP proposal to the Trans-Pacific FTA and Malaysian Law

Other Documents

Bantah TPPA sends an open letter to Malaysian Cabinet Ministers on TPPA, August 2013

International AIDS Society: Statement from Françoise Barré Sinoussi and Chris Beyrer on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and Access to Medicines (TPP), July 2013 (links to

Joint statement from Malaysian health advocacy groups against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

MTAAG+ Memorandum to Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, February 2012 (link to

Malaysian Declaration on the Trans-Pacific FTA and Access to Medicines, September 2011

Consumer Association of Penang: Put a Hold on FTAs Unfavourable to US, December 2010 (link to

NGO Memo to MITI on EU-Malaysia FTA and TPP, December 2010 (link to

Round 10 of Trans-Pacific FTA negotiations, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Partner Organizations in Malaysia

Malaysia AIDS Council

Third World Network

FTA Malaysia

Consumer Association of Penang

Positive Malaysian Treatment Access & Advocacy Group (MTAAG+)

PT Foundation, Malaysia

The TPP Will Also Affect Copyright Legislation and Internet Rights in Malaysia: Find out more

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