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Comment: On the digital economy, Malaysia's antitrust regulator adopts 'soft approach'

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 23 Dec 2021 21:23
  • 23 Dec 2021 21:23
Enforcement isn’t the only tool available to competition regulators, Malaysia’s antitrust chief said, in explaining how it approaches the digital economy. 

“We use this soft approach,” antitrust chief executive Iskandar Ismail told MLex in an exclusive interview.

“The beauty of any competition agency is that the main purpose is to correct the market behavior,

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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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