KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 19, 2015:
Wira Perkasa Malaysia has urged the government to re-examine the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) before signing it next year.
Its chief Irwan Fahmi Idris claimed there were matters hidden in the agreement and suggested that it should be presented in Parliament.
According to him, the government needed to study the agreement again as the rakyat had various questions on the matter.
“There are matters hidden in the TPPA and we want it to be presented. The contents should also be revealed to the public before it is signed next year.
“The rakyat is now burdened with increasing cost of living and many others,” Irwan Fahmi said, following a protest held outside the Sultan Sulaiman Club in Kampung Baru here, which was joined by some 200 Wira Perkasa delegates.
The protest was held against the TPPA as well as a group of eminent Malays, dubbed G25, on the sidelines of the Wira Perkasa convention.
Citing a possible rise in medical costs after TPPA takes effect, Irwan Fahmi said the rakyat was still waiting for the Barisan Nasional government to fulfil its election pledge of reducing toll rates.
“We demand the promise be fulfilled and the rakyat wants an explanation,” he said.
It should be noted that the government had released the full TPPA text of some 6,000 pages on the Ministry of International Trade and Industry’s website in November for public scrutiny.
Meanwhile, Wira Perkasa also slammed G25’s statement regarding close proximity (khalwat).
Irwan Fahmi said Wira Perkasa urged the government to take action against members of G25 as he claimed their actions could threaten the harmony of the nation.
“We are disappointed with their statement, as at their age, they should be performing ibadah instead of becoming more liberal than the youngsters.
“It is members of this group who need to repent,” he added.