Region: Malaysia

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

Sims praises Korean law that forces Apple and Google to open up app stores

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chair Rod Sims has praised Korea for passing amendments to its telecommunications law that prohibits Google and Apple from barring third-party payment providers in their application marketplaces.

02 December 2021

ASEAN enforcers detail progress during pandemic

Antitrust enforcers in southeast Asia have set out the progress they have made during the covid-19 pandemic, which includes increasing advocacy efforts and capacity as well as preparing themselves to implement key reforms.

26 August 2021

Malaysian enforcer optimistic top court will reverse unfavourable rulings

The chief executive at Malaysia’s competition watchdog has said he hopes that the country’s top court will undo adverse findings in a pair of high-profile cases involving Grab and Malaysia Airlines and set good precedent for future enforcement.

26 August 2021

Malaysia set to accept failing firm defence in first-ever merger notification

Malaysia’s aviation regulator has proposed clearing Korean Air’s acquisition of Asiana Airlines after finding that the target should be considered a failing firm under the agency’s merger guidelines.

18 August 2021

Malaysia fines warehousing cartel

Malaysia’s Competition Commission has fined seven warehousing companies for fixing import and export cargo handling service fees at the country’s major port.

10 August 2021

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

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