The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2012

Malaysia: Overview

01 March 2012

The first comprehensive competition law in Malaysia, the Competition Act 2010 (the Act), was gazetted on 10 June 2010, and came into force on 1 January 2012. Previously, Malaysia did not have a general and comprehensive competition law that applies across all economic sectors. Existing competition laws and regulations in Malaysia have been implemented only in two specific sectors, which are the communications and multimedia sector governed by the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and the energy sector governed by the Energy Commission Act 2001 (Act).