Fascinating article today from Pritish Kumar Sahu, a Senior Lecuturer at Multimedia University in Malaysia and as reported in the Bangkok Post.

It adds some further interesting perspectives on the "value" for Thailand in signing the TPP. Of course at the same time Thailand has this dilemma, competitors in the region like Indonesia and Vietnam will, presumably, get a "leg up" in their FTA's. 

Interestingly too, as we have been reporting for a while, the focus on the RCEP and TPP (which have very serious backers) is eclipsing the AEC every day.