The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has announce the appointment of Dato’ Seri Mohd Hishamudin Md Yunus as the new Chairman and Dato’ Ir. Hj. Mohd Jamal Sulaiman as the Member of Commission.
Dato’ Seri Mohd Hishamudin Md Yunus who is a law graduate from the University of London has served as the Malaysian Court of Appeal Judge, Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Senior Federal Counsel and the President of the Sessions Court.With 45 years of legal experience, he has also obtained the International Commercial Arbitration certification from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom. During his service in the High Court, he has written more than 750 judgments which have been reported in the legal journals.
Dato’ Seri Mohd Hishamudin Md Yunus has also served as Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Primary Industry and a spokesman for rubber producing countries at the Natural Rubber Agreement Negotiations in Switzerland. Dato’ Seri Mohd Hishamudin Md Yunus has also served as the Head of Delegation for the International Bar Association’s Human Right Institute (IBAHRI) to South Africa before becoming the Arbitrator at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.
The Malaysian Competition Commission has also appointed Dato’ Ir. Hj. Mohd Jamal Sulaiman as Member of the Commission. He holds a qualification in civil engineering from the University of Salford, United Kingdom and has served as a Senior Director at the Malaysian Public Works Department. His knowledge and experience in planning development projects will assist the Commission in identifying any anticompetitive behaviours in the industry.
According to the Competition Commission Act 2010, the Chairman and Member of the Commission are appointed by the Prime Minister on advice of the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs.
The Malaysia Competition Commission established under the Competition Commission Act 2010 (CA 2010) is an independent body responsible for enforcing CA 2010 with objective to promote more healthy competition for the business, consumers and economy of the country. The Commission through its mandate under CA 2010 is responsible for enforcing the Act, issuing guidelines, conducting market research and advocacy programmes to educate the public on the benefits of competition for consumers and the Malaysian economy.