Region: Malaysia

Malaysian enforcer reiterates call for merger review powers

Malaysia’s antitrust authority has again called for the power to monitor and review mergers – as well as intervene when necessary – after deals in the port logistics sector sparked concerns over collusion and exclusion.

24 June 2021

Malaysian enforcer slams vertical agreements in automotive sector

Vertical agreements between car manufacturers and insurance companies are causing competition foreclosure in the accident repair market, Malaysia’s competition authority has found.

22 June 2021

Malaysian court ruling restricts enforcer’s ability to appeal

An appellate court has ruled that the Malaysian Competition Commission cannot challenge decisions issued by the country’s specialist competition tribunal as part of a judgment confirming the overturning of a cartel fine against Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia.

29 April 2021

Malaysian enforcer fines customs platform for abuse

Malaysia’s competition watchdog has fined the country’s sole online customs communication platform close to €2.1 million for unlawfully imposing exclusivity clauses on software providers.

04 March 2021

Malaysia

Featured in GCR 100 2021

Malaysia’s competition bar is kept busy by an enforcer that has grown increasingly active in recent years, although the amount of work could increase even more if plans to implement a merger regime come into effect in 2021.

11 December 2020

Malaysia issues major insurance cartel decision

Malaysia’s competition watchdog has fined 22 insurance companies, including AIG and Allianz, a total of €35.7 million for fixing the discount rate on certain vehicle parts and the hourly repair labour rates.

30 September 2020

ASEAN agencies experiencing increased activity

Senior officials at competition authorities in Thailand and Myanmar have said that their agencies are fielding an increasing number of competition complaints.

03 September 2020

Malaysia highlights pervasive competition concerns in service sector

Malaysia’s competition watchdog has heard feedback that competition issues – collusion, price fixing, bundling, exclusive distribution and more – exist in the country’s service sector.

27 August 2020

Malaysia

Featured in Competition Economics Handbook 2020

06 November 2019

Malaysia accepts commitment to cease price-fixing probe

Malaysia’s competition watchdog has decided to forego any punitive measures and accept a commitment from a tourist guide association to not fix the minimum fees that its member guides charge.

05 September 2019

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