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Comment: Malaysian antitrust agency empowered by new government's focus on cost of living

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 23 Jan 2023 09:32
  • 23 Jan 2023 09:32
The first point under the new Malaysian government's stated priority to manage the rising cost of living in the country sends a clear message for the antitrust agency. 

"We can eliminate cartels in the food and basic necessities sector to promote competition and eradicate profiteering. Without cartels, opportunities can also be created for

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Jet Damazo-Santos

Correspondent, Jakarta


Jet Damazo-Santos has been covering antitrust, data protection and other compliance issues in key jurisdictions in Southeast Asia for MLex full time since 2018. She has almost two decades of journalism experience in the Philippines and Indonesia, where she was the associate editor for the Jakarta Globe and the Jakarta bureau chief for Rappler Indonesia prior to joining MLex. She holds a master's degree in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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