No rush to sign US FTA pact: minister

(KUALA LUMPUR) Malaysia's new trade minister said yesterday there was no rush to sign a free-trade deal which the United States hopes could be struck before President George W Bush leaves office this year. Muhyiddin Yassin, who replaced veteran trade minister Rafidah Aziz after she was dumped from the cabinet earlier this month, said there were outstanding issues to be resolved by both sides.