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Malaysia Company Incorporation

Company Incorporation

Malaysia has a relatively open and state oriented economy, it is suitable to form a company in Malaysia or establish a Malaysia Company. With a GDP of $24,520.784 per capita, Malaysia has been ranked as the third largest economy in South East Asia and the 29th largest economy in the world by the purchasing power parity principle in 2014. Since its independence in 1957, to modern times; Malaysia has shown an impressive economic growth rate of up to 6.5% per annum and remains unaffected by the global economic recession.

High levels of both domestic and foreign direct investment played a vital role in the growth and industrialization of the economy. Today, Malaysia is one of the world’s largest exporters of electrical goods, semiconductor devices and components, information and communication technology (ICT) products, solar panels and other high-tech gadgetry.

Business development initiatives, tax incentives and a favorable market necessitate the need for establishing new businesses in Malaysia. As the capital market crossed the RM2 trillion thresholds in 2010, the following points are to be considered when setting up a business in Malaysia.

Based on the type of venture, the paid up capital and the work permit application, there are three major types of companies which foreigners can set up in Malaysia:

100% Foreign Owned Company

Such companies are entirely owned and controlled by foreign directors. The business concept should be unique, beneficial to the Malaysia’s economy and employment and has to be approved under the 100% foreign owned structure principle. The minimum paid up capital requirement is RM500000 for advisory and consultancy businesses and RM1 million for import, export, restaurant and trading businesses.

Joint Venture with Malaysian Partner

For such companies, a minimum of 50% control over the venture is maintained by the foreign directors. The other half is owned by Malaysian investors and trading partners. A minimum authorized capital of RM500000 and paid up capital of RM350000 is required.

Private Company Limited by Shares

Foreigners are only allowed to establish a private company limited by shares. No sole proprietorship or any guarantee limited is allowed. Under the Company Act 1965, such company shall have a minimum of 2 directors and 2 shareholders and the capital structure will be upon the directors’ decision of setting up a fully owned or a jointly owned entity. The suffix “Sendirian Berhad” (Sdn Bhd), which translates to “limited liability” in Malay, shall be added to the name of such companies. There are advantages in incorporation of a Sdn Bhd company.

Find out more on the Setting up a Sdn Bhd company to establish a limited company in Malaysia with Paul Hype Page & Co. Establish a Malaysia Company or form a company in Malaysia has never been easier. Our qualified and professional consultants will assist you incorporate your business in the shortest amount of time.


Yvonne says:

Dear Sir,

Kindly provide us a detailed quotation for setting up a company. Please list down in details of the services included.

Please also advise the monthly secretary fee.

Thank you.


Paul says:

Dear Yvonne,

You may fill up your information in our company registration form should you be ready to incorporate your company in Malaysia.

You can also refer to our standard rates via our link for Corporate Support Services.

My Colleague will email you with more details later.

You may also find out more about our Company Secretary Services with the link below

Thank you

Paul says:

Dear Yvonne,

We thank you for your enquiry. We support our clients to set up company in Malaysia. There are many types of company incorporation in Malaysia. The best form of company for you totally depends on you and your business requirement. Hence we would like to recommend you to set up an appointment with our country manager, Mr Neo ( and +6012-3830252). During the appointment, we will discuss your requirement and propose the best solution for you.

FYI, our company formation packages starts from MYR3,500 onwards and also included in the package is the full year (12 months) company secretary retainer fee.

Look forward to hear from you at the soonest.


Arshad Jamal says:

Dear Sir,
We (Heramb Groug) are an international trading company with the head office in Dubai and marketing offices in India and Brazil and Singapore and Ghana. We deal primarily in Timber which involve importing and distributing of various Malaysian and South American Timber species in the world markets.

Now our company has decided to incorporate a company in Malaysia as well. Therefore we would like your assistance to get the company registered/incorporated in soonest time.

So please advise the-

-Registration fee
-Documents required
-Government directions in case of foreigners
-MTIB rules and regulations and its fee
-local government license charges and others
-Employee visa charges and renewal fee and also directions in this regard
-Immigration Process
-Local partners fee in years
-Export license fee and process
-Time required to get it all done

And also furnish the information which you may consider for us to ascertain.

Looking forward to initiate the process in soonest time


Paul says:

Dear Arshad,

Our corporate Specialist will contact you with details for setting up a company in Malaysia.

Thank you
Best Regards

Amirul says:

Can explain to me about how to partnership can be establish?

Paul says:

Dear Amirul

Choosing the right form of business entity can be decisive to the success of your business. You can consider various options according to the types & scale of business.

Sole-Proprietor: this is the most traditional form of business. It offers nearly NO protection to the owner of the business but is the easiest & cheapest to set up.

Partnership: this is another common form of business ownership. It is rather easy to set up but lack of legal protection.

Company (Sdn Bhd ): A separate legal entity jointly owned by multiple investors. It has unique advantages in raising capital and paying taxes.

Sdn Bhd, Sole-Proprietor or Partnership? Which is better?choose your business entity? Contact PHP today for your company setup up.


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