PUTRAJAYA (July 7): The Court of Appeal is set to hear the merits of MyEG Services Bhd’s (MyEG) appeal against a High Court decision upholding the Malaysia Competition Commission’s (MyCC) action of imposing a RM9.34 million penalty on the e-government services provider for abusing its dominant position.
This follows the decision today by a three-member bench of the Court of Appeal not to grant leave to MyEG to introduce purported fresh evidence that was not adduced in the High Court.
The panel was led by Datuk Rohana Yusuf, and included Datuk Seri Azahar Mohamed and Datuk Zabariah Mohd Yusof.
In dismissing MyEG’s leave application, the judges ordered the company to pay RM20,000 in costs to MyCC.
MyEG’s substantive appeal against the RM9.34 million penalty is set for a hearing on Aug 13 where both MyEG and MyCC will submit their arguments to the judges.
Last year, the High Court upheld the penalty imposed by MyCC, ruling that MyEG was a monopoly and action should be taken against the company.
The RM9.34 million penalty comprises a financial penalty of RM307,200 and daily penalties from Oct 7, 2015 to Jan 22, 2019 amounting to RM9.34 million.
It was reported that MyEG had paid RM6.4 million of the total amount owed to MyCC.
MyEG said with the acceptance by MyCC, it had fully complied with the decisions made earlier by the commission and the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
Lawyer Datuk Lim Chee Wee acted for MyCC today, while Jack Yow appeared for MyEG.