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» Trading Away Our Lives
Online Publication Date:10 May 2006
Publication of Utusan Konsumer (Issue May-June 2006) which looks at what an FTA is, why should Malaysian consumers worry, how the USFTA will rule Malaysians, the impact of USFTA on Malaysian government policies and the impact of USFTA on various Malaysian sectors.
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» Potential dangers of bilateral Free Trade Agreements [Third World Network]
Online Publication Date:30 April 2006

The proliferation of free trade agreements (FTAs), especially between developed and developing countries, raises serious concerns for public interests and national development prospects.

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» FTAs undermine benefits of Free and Open Source Software
Online Publication Date:28 April 2006
The benefits of Free and Open Software (FOSS) as an alternative solution and choice for local businesses are threatened by the introduction of software patents and technology prevention measures. These IPR mechanisms found in Free Trade Agreements with developed countries are used to restrict competition which lead to increasing costs to businesses.
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