Region: Malaysia

Malaysian enforcer rebuts claims it failed to address toll road monopoly

The chair of Malaysia’s antitrust watchdog has responded “to the grave allegations” made by a major industry association that it failed to stop anticompetitive conduct by a toll road monopolist, insisting that the alleged conduct falls outside of its remit.

31 January 2023


Featured in GCR 100 2023

As Malaysia inches closer to implementing a hybrid merger control regime, its small but talented local competition bar is kept busy by an increasingly ambitious and capable enforcer.

12 December 2022

Malaysia seeks info from major shopping platform about delivery services

Malaysia’s Competition Commission has asked the region’s leading ecommerce platform Shopee Mobile Malaysia to respond to complaints from consumers and merchants about its delivery services.

25 October 2022

All fines overturned in landmark Malaysian insurance cartel case

Malaysia’s specialist competition tribunal has overturned a combined €38.8 million fine levied against 22 insurance companies for allegedly fixing discount rates on vehicle parts and the hourly labour rates for repairs.

05 September 2022

Lawyer opens antitrust boutique in Malaysia

Nicole Leong has left Tay & Partners after more than eight and a half years to set up her own competition boutique.

09 August 2022

Malaysian enforcer finds poultry feed cartel

Malaysia’s Competition Commission has provisionally found that five feedmillers colluded to increase the price of poultry feed for nearly two years.

08 August 2022

Malaysian regulator accepts hybrid remedies in first major competition assessment

Malaysia’s telecommunications regulator has cleared a tie-up between two of the country’s three largest mobile service providers after they agreed to continue providing access to wholesale services on fair terms, as well as divest spectrum assets and a prepaid business.

30 June 2022

A Q&A with Iskandar Ismail

Iskandar Ismail has been chief executive of Malaysia’s Competition Commission since October 2018. In an interview with GCR, he discussed pursuing legal reforms in response to a high-profile loss at Malaysia’s top court and prioritising a non-voluntary merger control regime as part of a suite of amendments to the country’s competition law.

08 April 2022

Malaysian competition boss says voluntary merger regime is off the table

The chief executive of Malaysia’s Competition Commission has ruled out adopting a voluntary merger notification regime, as the agency prepares to unveil amendments to the country’s competition law.

17 March 2022

Malaysian enforcer launches mammoth bid-rigging probe

Malaysia’s Competition Commission is investigating more than 500 companies for rigging government tenders worth more than 2 billion ringgit (€417.6 million), the agency’s chief executive has revealed.

15 December 2021

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