CPTPP will only come into force for Malaysia after the completion of the ratification process.
He said he was opposed to the previous TPP deal as it was unfair, says PM.
MP SPEAKS | The trade deal will have serious implications for M'sia, such as rise in cost of life-saving medicines.
International trade minister says M'sia has not opted out, but needs time to weigh benefits of new TPP.
He does not say if Malaysia will look to exit the CPTPP trade pact, however.
Credit rating service predicts deal will enhance access for exports, such as palm oil and electronics.
LETTER | After opposition to TPP, it has now gone through a cynical rebranding exercise.
It also calls for civil society organisations and stakeholders to be consulted.
More than 20 provisions have been suspended or changed in the final text.
Though some are holding out for US, minister says current CPTPP unfavourable to the country.
All 11 signatories agree on provisions in resurrected agreement, now called the CPTPP.