Region: Malaysia

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

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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

Appeal season: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 28 June 2019

Some important appeals are now on the docket. For the well-established Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the appeal will focus on whether the country’s Federal Court can accept a remedy that the antitrust watchdog found to be insufficient. For the fledgling Hong Kong Competition Commission, appeals have been filed against its victories in the territory’s first two cartel cases. It has also been an active week elsewhere in Asia-Pacific, with a couple of price-fixing decisions, the resignation of a competition boss and more.

27 June 2019

Malaysia launches IP guidelines

Refusing to license standard-essential patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms could run afoul of three separate provisions of Malaysia’s competition law, according to newly published guidelines on the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust.

29 April 2019

Malaysia seeks to have merger control by year’s end

Malaysia’s Competition Commission aims to implement a merger control regime by the end of this year, the authority’s chair has said.

07 March 2019

First bid-rigging fines handed down in Malaysia

Malaysia’s antitrust watchdog has issued its first bid-rigging infringement decision, fining eight companies a total of €419,635 for colluding in response to tender requests by the country’s only public arts university.

07 March 2019

Malaysia fights company’s refusal to pay abuse fine

An abuse of dominance fine that Malaysia’s competition watchdog imposed on the operator of the government’s electronic services platform has now quadrupled because of the company’s non-compliance with the enforcer’s infringement decision more than two years ago.

12 February 2019

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