Concerns that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will be disadvantageous to Malaysia are largely misplaced as negotiators will certainly safeguard the country's economic and trade interests during the trade talks.
If you're wondering where that came from, it was taken from the frivolous rag known in these parts as the New Straits Times.
Now just about everyone knows that when the NST publish anything, they are almost certainly lying.
They just can't help themselves. If you asked them a straight forward question like what two plus three was, they'd feel compelled to lie and say any other number than five.
In this case, it's not so much a case of lying. There are plenty of lies in the rest of the article should you have the poor sense and judgment to read it seriously (you may, of course, read it for comic value).
What was striking is that NST attempts to convince readers that Malaysian negotiators sent by the Malaysian government would have the capability to protect our best interests.
To begin with, the government is only interested in what it can gain for itself. Further to that, it is full of rank incompetents who joined the civil service because no one else would consider employing them.
They are in no position to safeguard anything, not even a coop of chickens.
NST should read aloud what it writes. Only then will it realise what baloney really sounds like.
P.S. You may find this interesting: NST Fell For It