Guide to Doing Business in Malaysia 2017-2018

Considering Malaysia as a potential location for your business is a smart choice. Malaysia’s dynamic approach toward assisting business development is recognized globally.

Malaysia offers many outstanding advantages: a highly qualified workforce, a strategic location in Asia and South- East Asia, competitive tax rates, business friendly legislation, significant investment incentives, a cost-effective business environment and is a member of ASEAN.
This guide offers you an overview of the main features of Malaysia as a potential location for your business. This guide is meant to be a practical resource and will be updated regularly. The information in this guide is based on data as at 31 May 2017.


Companies Act 2016

According to P.U.(B) 50 gazetted on 26 January 2017, the Companies Act 2016 (Act 777) will come into operation on 31 January 2017.

The entire new Act will become effective, except for section 241 (registration of company secretary) and Division 8 of Part III (corporate rescue mechanism).

The new Act will replace the Companies Act 1965 and is applicable to all companies incorporated under the old Act.