The 18th Round in the Media



August 2, 2013 - The Star Online: TPPA gets hostile response during public meeting (links to thestar.com.my)

July 28, 2013 -
The Star Online: It is still a bitter pill to swallow. (links to thestar.com.my)

July 28, 2013 -
Sunday Star Times: Six-nation TPP bloc rallies against US (pdf)

July 26, 2013 -
Free Malaysia Today: TPPA meet ‘narrowed differences’ (links to freemalaysiatoday.com)

July 22, 2013 -
Business Times: Objections to Japan entry into TPP continue to ring loud (links to btimes.com.my)

July 20, 2013 - The Malay Mail Online: Cops detain 14 activists in Kota Kinabalu TPPA protest round-up (links to themalaymailonline.com)

Cops detain 14 activists in Kota Kinabalu TPPA protest round-up - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/cops-detain-14-activists-in-kota-kinabalu-tppa-protest-round-up#sthash.ASinhPf6.dpuf

July 17, 2013 - The Star Online: Discord over 'secret' talks (links to thestar.com.my)

July 16, 2013 - The Malaysian Insider: No compromise on Malaysia's sovereignty in TPPA, says ministry (links to themalaysianinsider.com)

July 16, 2013
- The Star Online: Parliament: No TPPA if it is against national interest, assures Mustapa Mohamed (links to thestar.com.my)

July 16, 2013 -
Free Malaysia Today: TPPA: 200 rally against "colonisation" (links to freemalaysiatoday.com)

TPPA: 200 rally against ‘colonisation’
TPPA: 200 rally against ‘colonisation’

July 15, 2013 - MSF Access Campaign: MSF Open Letter to TPP Countries: Don't trade away health

July 15, 2013 -
MSF Access Campaign: Trans-Pacific trade agreement could choke off patient access to affordable generic medicines (links to msfaccess.org)

July 15, 2013 - Global Times: Malaysia hosts 18th round of TPP negotiations (links to globaltimes.cn)

July 15, 2013 -
Parliament protest: 'Pro-US TPPA must be debated in parliament (links to youtube.com)

July 13, 2013 - The Malaysian Insider: Dr M wants transparency in TPPA talks, says pact is unequal (links to themalaysianinsider.com)

July 12, 2013 - New Straits Time: TPP will be another bad pact (links to nst.com)

July 11, 2013 - The Malaysian Insider: MTEM opposes TPPA over increased business competition, higher drug prices (links to themalaysianinsider.com)

July 10, 2013 -
The Malaysian Insider: Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement will see medicine price hike, MP warns (links to themalaysianinsider.com)



Round 18: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
July 15-24, 2013

Officials from all participating countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) convened in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on Monday, July 15, for the 18th round of TPP negotiations, with Japan participating for the first time in the talks. This round of negotiations ended on July 25th.


New Public Citizen Factsheets and Analyses for Round 18

Dangers for Medicine Prices and Local Innovation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP): Comparative Analysis of the United States' Intellectual Property Proposal and Japanese Law, Dr. Burcu Kilic, Mi Kyoeng Kim & Peter Maybarduk, July 2013


How the TPP Endangers Access to Affordable Medicines Read new fact sheet here. 

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For more information on how the TPP will affect access to medicines in Malaysia click here

The Anti-FTA Coalition demonstrated outside Parliament and submitted a memorandum to MPs in the hope that the controversial TPPA be postponed and its negotiations made transparent. - See more at: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/07/16/tppa-200-rally-against-colonisation/#sthash.z48WeJdn.dpuf
The Anti-FTA Coalition demonstrated outside Parliament and submitted a memorandum to MPs in the hope that the controversial TPPA be postponed and its negotiations made transparent. - See more at: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/07/16/tppa-200-rally-against-colonisation/#sthash.z48WeJdn.dpuf


Presentation by Dr. Burcu Kilic - July 22, 2013



 

Events During the 18th Round in Malaysia

July 14, 2013 - Flashmob on Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu

July 16, 2013 -
Demonstration, submission of memorandum and press conference at Malaysian Parliament in Kuala Lumpur mainly comprised of workers groups. Still waiting for reports to come out. 

July 19, 2013 - Kuala Lumpur, some groups to march in the afternoon to Ministry of International Trade and Industry to demonstrate.

July 19, 2013 Kota Kinabalu workshop on TPPA and access to medicine/HIV medicine, organised by Positive Malaysian Treatment Access and Advocacy Group @ Cititel.Hotel (A intro-level workshop for local groups.)

July 20, 2013 - Stakeholder Forum and Stakeholder Briefing

July 20, 2013
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Flashmob/protest rally protest near Sutera Habour Resort

July 21, 2013 - Open Forum on TPPA (Venue to be confirmed): Several local and KL-based groups

July 23, 2013 - Local and KL-based group to hold a press conference on TPPA


The Anti-FTA Coalition demonstrated outside Parliament and submitted a memorandum to MPs in the hope that the controversial TPPA be postponed and its negotiations made transparent. - See more at: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/07/16/tppa-200-rally-against-colonisation/#sthash.z48WeJdn.dpuf



The Anti-FTA Coalition demonstrated outside Parliament and submitted a memorandum to MPs in the hope that the controversial TPPA be postponed and its negotiations made transparent. - See more at: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/07/16/tppa-200-rally-against-colonisation/#sthash.z48WeJdn.dpuf
The Anti-FTA Coalition demonstrated outside Parliament and submitted a memorandum to MPs in the hope that the controversial TPPA be postponed and its negotiations made transparent.



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