Malaysia: Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia’s appeal fine

The Court of Appeal has set December 13 as the date to hear the appeals filed by Malaysian Airlines Bhd and AirAsia Bhd against the High Court’s ruling that upheld the RM10 million (US$2.4 million) fine imposed by the Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) on each of the two airlines for anti-competition practices.

The Kuala Lumpur High Court had, in December last year, reinstated the Commission’s decision to impose the fine on the two airlines after allowing MyCC’s judicial review to challenge the decision by the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), which had earlier set aside myCC’s fine on the two airlines.

At the time, High Court Judge Datuk Nordin Hassan said the CAT’s decision of allowing the appeal by Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia to set aside MyCC’s fine was tainted with error of law and unreasonableness.

Following the High Court’s ruling, the two airlines filed an appeal to the appellate court. The hearing date on their appeal was fixed by the Court of Appeal’s registry on Tuesday, April 16, said MyCC’s lawyer Datuk Lim Chee Wee.

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