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Competition Compliance Toolkit for Businesses in ASEAN

This toolkit aims to provide businesses with information on the basic principles of competition law, benefits of competition compliance, as well as guidelines on implementing an internal Competition Compliance Programme (CCP) in the ASEAN context.

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Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha Republik Indonesia v PT Karya Dharma Jambi Persada DKK

Date: 19 December 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1009 K/Pdt.Sus-KPPU/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

CV Duta Mulya Pratama DKK v Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha (KPPU)

Date: 23 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 182 PK/Pdt.Sus-KPPU/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Eight Firms fined RM1.94 Million for Bid Rigging - MyCC

KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) has fined eight companies a total of RM1.94 million in penalties for bid rigging through tenders offered by the National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (Aswara).
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MYCC accepts changes to MYEG System, Daily Penalty ceases

KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Competition Commission (MYCC) has accepted the changes made by M.Y. EG Services Bhd (MYEG) to its online foreign worker renewal system.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PCC raises Threshold for Merger Notifications

MANILA, Feb 21 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has raised the threshold for mandatory notifications of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to ensure that transactions will not substantially lessen competition in the market.
Date: 21 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CCCS Clears Proposed Acquisition by Gebr Knauf KG of USG Corporation

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has cleared the proposed acquisition of USG Corporation by Gebr. Knauf KG, concluding that the proposed acquisition, if carried into effect, will not infringe the Section 54 prohibition of the Competition Act.
Date: 08 February 2019; Type: Press Release; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

RM9.4 Million Penalty imposed on MyEG for infringing the Competition Act 2010

Upon the dismissal of MyEG’s Judicial Review application by the High Court on 22 January 2019, Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has instructed its solicitors to demand compliance with the remedial orders as set out in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) Decision and for the payment of the daily penalty.
Date: 08 February 2019; Type: Press Release; Source: Competition Commission

MyEG receives Warning for Non-Compliance in RM9.46 Million Penalty

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has warned MyEG Services Bhd for continuously been in non-compliance with the decision of the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) on Dec 28, 2018 to pay a daily penalty of RM7,500.
Date: 08 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

CCCS Issues Infringement Decision against the Exchange of Commercially Sensitive Information between Competing Hotels

The Competition and Consumer Commission (CCCS) of Singapore issued an Infringement Decision against the owners/operators of various hotels.
Date: 30 January 2019; Type: Press Release; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

PCC imposes P6.5-M Fine on Grab for Submitting Wrong Data

MANILA, Jan 25 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) slapped a PHP6.5-million fine on ridesharing firm Grab Philippines after it violated its voluntary commitments following the approval of its acquisition of Uber last year.
Date: 25 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PCC rejects URC Voluntary pledges on Sugar Mill Buyout

MANILA, Jan 25 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced on Friday that it has rejected the voluntary commitments offered by Universal Robina Corp. (URC) in its acquisition of Central Azucarera Don Pedro, Inc. (CADPI) in Batangas.
Date: 25 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

High Court upholds MyCC Decision against MyEG

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 (Bernama) - The High Court of Kuala Lumpur has upheld the decision of the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) against MY E.G. Services Bhd and MYEG Commerce Sdn Bhd (collectively referred to as MyEG) under section 10(2)(d)(iii) of the Competition Act 2010 for abusing its dominant position.
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

CCCS Consults on the Proposed Acquisition by DKSH Holding (S) of Auric Pacific Marketing and Centurion Marketing

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore is conducting a public consultation from 17 to 30 January 2019 to invite feedback on the proposed acquisition by DKSH Holding (S) Pte. Ltd. of all the shares of Auric Pacific Marketing Pte. Ltd. and Centurion Marketing Pte. Ltd.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Press Release; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

Sector Regulators meet to discuss Competition Issues

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) held a special committee meeting recently to discuss issues related to the competition law and policy to ensure consistency in the application of the law between sector regulators. It also discussed issues on cross-jurisdictional matters. The special committee con ...
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Competition Compliance Toolkit for Businesses in ASEAN

This toolkit aims to provide businesses with information on the basic principles of competition law, benefits of competition compliance, as well as guidelines on implementing an internal Competition Compliance Programme ...

Eight Firms fined RM1.94 Million for Bid Rigging - MyCC MYCC accepts changes to MYEG System, Daily Penalty ceases RM9.4 Million Penalty imposed on MyEG for infringing the Competition Act 2010 more

Draft Bill against Real Estate Monopolies sent to Attorney General

A draft bill to prevent real estate monopolies and increase government tax revenue is being submitted to the Attorney General’s office, according to Deputy Planning and Finance Minister U Maung Maung Win.

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PCC raises Threshold for Merger Notifications

MANILA, Feb 21 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has raised the threshold for mandatory notifications of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to ensure that transactions will not substantially lessen comp ...

PCC imposes P6.5-M Fine on Grab for Submitting Wrong Data PCC rejects URC Voluntary pledges on Sugar Mill Buyout Grab to appeal Fines imposed for Uber Merger more

Trade Competition Act to oversee 7-Eleven’s Restaurant Expansions

BANGKOK, Nov 5 (NNT) - Thailand's Department of Internal Trade (DIT) has said that CP All Plc is permitted to expand the operations of its 7-Eleven convenience stores as 24-hour restaurants, so long as it doesn’t j ...

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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SC launches New Public-Friendly Website

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 11 (PNA) - Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday launched the High Court's new and improved website, which includes a court locator directory for lower courts and an e-library of the tribunal's decisions and resolutions.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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