Look at Alex Tan reporting half of what the news have reported and falsely accused PM Lee of pressuring other countries to proceed with TPP. When in fact, there are several countries including Singapore that are determined to proceed on with or without the US involved!
- http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-to-amend-legislation-to-bring-tpp-into-effect-by-next/3303258.html“It remains important, both economically and strategically”, Mr Lee said, adding that the TPP will boost prosperity and stability in the Asia Pacific Region through economic integration.
It seems that several other nations are prepared to continue with the TPP, with or without the US. A Reuters report quoted Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo as saying that his country, together with Japan, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore, is determined to “press ahead with this agreement independently of what Washington decides”.
Outgoing US President Barack Obama’s administration announced ahead of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting that it had suspended efforts to win approval for the TPP in Congress, leaving its fate to President-Elect Donald Trump.