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PCC expedites Review Process for selected mergers

MANILA, Jun 18 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has expedited the review process for selected merger and acquisition transactions, in line with government’s efforts to ease the process of doing business in the country.

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MyCC conducts market review on five selected food items

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 4 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is conducting a Market Review on the food sector in line with section 11 of the Competition Act 2010 (CA 2010) to better understand this market. In a statement today, MyCC said it was also to complement the government's efforts to reduce the cost of living. The rev ...
Date: 04 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MyCC Launches the Guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law

The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has launched Guidelines on the Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law with an objective to address the potential issues which arise out of the complex interface between intellectual property rights and competition law.
Date: 25 April 2019; Type: Press Release; Source: Competition Commission

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.
Date: 15 March 2019; Type: Guideline; Source: Competition Commission

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

MyCC conducts market review on five selected food items

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 4 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is conducting a Market Review on the food sector in line with section 11 of the Competition Act 2010 (CA 2010) to better understand this market.& ...

MyCC Launches the Guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law Competition Compliance Toolkit for Businesses in ASEAN Eight Firms fined RM1.94 Million for Bid Rigging - MyCC 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 expedites Review Process for selected mergers

MANILA, Jun 18 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has expedited the review process for selected merger and acquisition transactions, in line with government’s efforts to ease the process of doing b ...

PCC raises Threshold for Merger Notifications PCC imposes P6.5-M Fine on Grab for Submitting Wrong Data PCC rejects URC Voluntary pledges on Sugar Mill Buyout 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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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - On efforts to push the Thai industrial sector into the 4.0 era, human resources must be capable of operating technology and automated systems, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Labour has established a human resources development center on automation and robots at the Institute for Skills Development 3, located in Chonburi.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

MANILA, Jul 3 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the proposed joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the consortium of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and its Japanese partners to develop a power distribution system in New Clark City.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

MANILA, Jul 1 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said newly appointed Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento may assume office as soon as he takes his oath Tuesday.

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