The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2013

Malaysia: Overview

23 January 2013

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 applied across all economic sectors. Previous competition laws and regulations in Malaysia had been implemented only in two specific sectors: the communications and multimedia sector (governed by the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998) and the energy sector (governed by the Energy Competition Commission Act 2001).