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Malaysia's Mahathir calls for review of Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Staff Writer | June 9, 2018
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called for a review of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
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Asia   Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad
In an interview with Japan’s Nikkei, Mahathir said the trade pact - which includes Japan and Canada - should take into consideration the level of development of various countries.

“Small, weaker economies must be given a chance to protect their products,” Mahathir told the Japanese financial daily. “We have to review” the TPP.

Mahathir did not reject the significance of agreements such as the TPP and he did not say whether he would consider leaving the trade pact altogether, Nikkei reported.