MyCC and MCMC sign Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen collaboration on competition law issues

The Malaysia Competition Commission (the “MyCC”) and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (the “MCMC”) signed a memorandum of understanding (the “MoU”) on 3 August 2023 to forge partnerships in the joint enforcement action in addressing competition issues that cut across both authorities.
The MoU provides a platform for structured collaborative efforts between the MyCC and the MCMC in various areas, including strengthening alliances, advocacy activities, capacity building, co-operating on joint investigations and enforcement actions, and providing mutual assistance to each other in their respective functions, with the objective of protecting consumer welfare and safeguarding competition in the country.
The MyCC and the MCMC have previously collaborated in addressing exclusivity arrangements between telecommunications service providers and property developers or joint management bodies in high rise residential buildings1, and competition issues related to e-commerce platforms and delivery partners2.
With the signing of the MOU, the business activities and arrangements of companies in the telecommunications and multimedia sector with entities in other sectors may come under closer scrutiny by the MCMC and the MyCC from a competition law perspective.
Alert by Tan Shi Wen (Partner) of the Competition Law Practice of Skrine.

1 The joint media statement issued by the MCMC and MyCC on 17 August 2020 can be accessed here.
2 Based on joint media statement issued by the MCMC and MyCC on 3 August 2023. The MyCC issued a media release on 21 October 2022 stating that it had engaged with a leading e-commerce platform to enquire into the increasing expressions of dissatisfaction by consumers and merchants on the first and last mile delivery services of the e-commerce platform. The MyCC also stated that it will continue monitoring the other industry players operating in the same relevant market. The MyCC’s media releases of 3 August 2023 and 21 October 2022 can be accessed here and here.

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