Foreign Company

A foreign company may carry on business in Malaysia by either:


  • Incorporating a local company with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM); or
  • Registering the foreign company in Malaysia with SSM.


Foreign company is defined under the Companies Act 1965 (CA 65) as:


  • a company, corporation, society, association or other body incorporated outside Malaysia; or
  • an unincorporated society association, or other body which under the law of its place of origin may sue or be sued, or hold property in the name of the secretary or other officer of the body or association duly appointed for that purpose and which does not have its head office or principal place of business in Malaysia.