MyEG warned as penalty for abusing market position shoots up to RM9.46 mil

MyEG was found to have abused its market position in the provision and management of online foreign workers’ permit renewal. (File pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has warned MyEG Services Bhd for non-compliance of an order to pay a penalty for abusing its market position, which has shot up to RM9.46 million.

The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) had ordered the e-government services provider to pay a daily penalty of RM7,500 from Dec 28 last year for abusing its market position in the provision and management of online foreign workers’ permit renewal.

In a statement today, MyCC said that following the dismissal of MyEG’s judicial review application by the High Court on Jan 22, the commission has instructed its solicitors to demand compliance and payment of the penalty.

“The daily penalty of RM7,500 will continue to accumulate until compliance by MyEG with the directives imposed by CAT in paragraph 58 of the CAT decision. The total financial penalty to date has accumulated to RM9.46 million,” it said.

MyCC, the authority responsible for safeguarding the competition process in Malaysia, said it is prepared to take all necessary action to ensure MyEG’s compliance with the directives.