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Competition law in Malaysia: issues and challenges in regulating market behaviour

Ambaras Khan, Mushera Bibi and Abdul Rahman, Nasarudin and Alavi, Rokiah and Ahamat, Haniff (2013) Competition law in Malaysia: issues and challenges in regulating market behaviour. In: 2013 IAITL Conference, 11th-15th Nov. 2013, Bangkok Thailand. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The fundamental objective of competition law is to protect the process of rivalry between firms in the market. It prohibits any anti-competitive behaviour such as cartel, abuse of dominant position and mergers that have the effect of lessening competition. However, in practice regulating firms' behaviours in the market is not an easy task. It requires both legal and economic analysis to determine which conducts are or are not allowed under the competition law regime. This paper seeks to identify and analyse the important provisions of "anti-competitive agreements" and "abuse of dominant position" under the Malaysian Competition Act 2010 (CA). It is observed that the CA has been heavily influenced by the UK and EU competition law. Despite the similar concepts applied, the actual implementation of the law may differ. This paper seeks to explore the issues and challenges that the Malaysian competition authority might be facing in enforcing competition rules which are largely drawn from foreign ideas.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 1652/34772
Uncontrolled Keywords: competition law, Malaysia
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Nasarudin Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2014 15:10
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2014 15:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34772

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