The new Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC), established in April of this year, will have powers to probe and enforce the 2010 Competition Act. The MyCC will have nine commissioners and a chairman who will hold office for three years (though their terms can be extended). The commissioners will be appointed by the prime minister on the recommendations of the Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism. The MyCC, apart from advising the government, will function like a court in dealing with cases involving alleged anti-competitive practices. Persons or companies that run afoul of the provisions of the 2010 Act face strict penalties, including imprisonment. The Act applies to all commercial activities undertaken within and outside Malaysia that affect fair competition in the Malaysian market.