The United States and Malaysia will work closely, including sharing technical assistance, to address the ongoing infringement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said the US was concerned about infringement of IPRs in Malaysia and his counterpart, Alberto R. Gonzales, also raised the matter when both met here Thursday.

“We are equally concerned and the US is not the only one complaining, our people are also complaining. Our artistes and actors are also complaining and they have written a lot of letters,” Gani told reporters after meeting the US attorney-general who was on a brief stop-over here.

“We are losing too much for a simple reason. It is killing our creativeness. People are not going to be creative if we allow these infringements,” he added.

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Posted by: David Oh on 18/11/2005 9:00:02 AM