Malaysia not ready to sign TPP yet, says Najib

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said yesterday that he and visiting US President Barack Obama had agreed to upgrade bilateral relations but suggested that his country remains far from ready to sign a US-led trade pact due to domestic "sensitivities".

Mr Obama's visit to Malaysia follows his swing through Japan, where he failed to clinch a trade deal key to the US "rebalancing" back to Asia. Such a deal would have injected momentum into the delayed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership...

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