Competition Law Enforcement in Malaysia: Some Recent Developments
The enactment of the Competition Act 2010 represents a significant step forward in the implementation of competition policy in Malaysia. The Malaysian Competition Commission has been fairly successful in its enforcement activities, especially in price fixing cases involving trade associations. It has also investigated and issued proposed decisions in a number of high profile cases involving MAS, AirAsia, and Megasteel. Future challenges are likely to involve investigation into more complex anti-competitive cases, review of government regulations with impact on competition, possible introduction of merger controls and regional integration.