Malaysian Opposition wants Obama to freeze TPPA Talks Pending U.S. Probes on 1MDB, PM

After years of negotiations and supposedly months away from signing a monumental agreement, Malaysia is urging for President Obama to “freeze” TPP talks.  Article from Malaysia Today (http://www.malaysia-today.net/malaysian-opposition-wants-obama-to-freeze-tppa-talks-pending-us-probes-on-1mdb-pm/) states now isn’t a good time to sign the agreement.  Supposedly there is an ongoing investigation with Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Malaysian Development Bhd (1MDB).  Last week, the U.S. Justice Department assembled a grand jury to indict the Prime Minister for property purchases worth “hundred of millions.”  Around the same time, the FBI opened an investigation against 1MDB for money laundering practices possibly linked to the Prime Minister.  There were two multi million dollar transactions made that were essentially untraceable and possibly linked the Prime Minister and 1MDB.  The investigations have really put a hurting on Razak’s credibility.  Many feel Malaysia signing the agreement would be a “conflict of interest” and could lead to more illegal activity.  Hopefully this isn’t true, and TPP talks don’t get pushed to a later date.  Feel free to read the article and decide who’s being honest and who isn’t.

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