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Malaysia: Groups concerned that labour chapter in Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement may give employers opportunity to bypass local industrial court

‘Labour disputes may be open to abuse’, 9 Nov 2015

The labour chapter under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will open up Malaysia’s industrial court system to abuse, said Bantah TPPA…

“We have a very long established industrial court system. Does this mean that investors don’t have to go to our industrial court?...

This is very dangerous. While the labour chapter has been hailed for taking care of our labour rights, but inside it, this is what you have. You have the opportunity for investors, employers to bypass our legal system, our industrial court system and judges, and directly take the matter to the international court,” [the representative] added…