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Valuable resources to help you set up and do business in Malaysia

MIDA is the gateway to your seamless investment journey here in Malaysia. With a wealth of resources and networks, MIDA assists you in making informed decisions for the expansion of your global business growth.

Doing Business in Malaysia

Doing Business in Malaysia



Centre of Excellence (CoE)

Centre of Excellence (CoE)

Science, Technology and R&D

Science Technology and R&D

Investment Reports

Investment Reports



1. Doing Business in Malaysia

Discover a land brimming with endless opportunities and competitive value proposition – Malaysia, where doing business is a breeze. Unleash your potential with a comprehensive array of information and services designed to nurture your business growth.

Setting Up

Guidelines for a seamless investment venture in Malaysia.

Business Facilitation

Further bolstered by MIDA through our support facilities and services.

2. Investment Network

Linking you with the essential network and resources in the fastest growing economic region.

Ministry of Investment, Trade & Industry (MITI)

MITI is the driving force behind Malaysia’s rising status as a competitive trading nation, attracting quality and high value investments by providing a conducive business environment for a sustainable and resilient growth.

Ministry of Finance Malaysia (MOF)

MOF diligently oversees economic policies, financial legislations, and regulations ensuring sustainable growth and prosperity for Malaysia and its people.

Immigration Department of Malaysia

The Immigration Department is the overseer of immigration policies and regulations. Responsible for the issuance of visas, travel passes, and work permits. Ensuring seamless entry to Malaysia.

Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR)

MOHR serves as the cornerstone for skill advancement, labour, and occupational health and safety. It oversees trade unions, industrial relations, the industrial court, and is the hub of labor market insights. Ensuring a robust social security framework.

Department of Labour

Under the purview of MOHR, The Department of Labour holds federal authority, ensuring diligent enforcement of labor laws in maintaining harmonious industrial relations.

Department of Occupational Safety and Health

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) within the domain of MOHR wields the mandate to oversee and earnestly uphold legislation pertaining to occupational safety and health.

Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH)

MOH, as the forefront agency of healthcare, takes on vital responsibility of establishing a highly efficient and effective healthcare system, ensuring universal access to quality healthcare.

Department of Environment (DOE)

DOE is a federal department under the Ministry of Environment and Water that plays a pivotal role in cultivating environmentally conscious and sustainable development. Investors are strongly encouraged to incorporate environmental considerations in the early phases of their project planning to ensure a greener and brighter future.

Royal Malaysian Customs Department

The Customs Department assumes the crucial responsibility of managing the country’s indirect tax policy, border enforcement, and combating narcotic offences.

Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

CIDB was established to develop to elevate the construction industry’s capacity and capabilities by placing great emphasis on professionalism, innovation, and knowledge.

Halal Development Corporation (HDC)

HDC spearheads the development of Malaysia’s integrated and comprehensive halal ecosystem and infrastructure, promoting and facilitating growth for industry players in the development of Malaysia’s Halal ecosystem.

Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM)

IRBM was established in accordance with the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia Act 1995 giving it autonomy in financial and personnel management, collecting revenues on behalf of MOF, as well as to improve the quality and effectiveness of tax administration.

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

MDEC was established in 1996 as the lead agency to implement the MSC Malaysia initiative who have since catalysed digital transformation and growth all over the nation.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)

TNB is a leading Malaysian utility company with an international presence providing and distributing electricity to industrial, business, and residential sectors in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, and the Federal Territory of Labuan.

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (Telekom)

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) is the national connectivity and digital infrastructure provider and Malaysia’s leading integrating telco offering comprehensive suite of communication services and solutions.

List of Other Telecommunication Service Providers in Malaysia

List of Other Energy Service Providers in Malaysia

3. Centre of Excellence (CoE)

Numerous companies and institutions are opting Malaysia as their ideal base to set up regional operations and Centres of Excellence (CoEs). They benefit from our strategic location, top-tier infrastructures, skilled talent pool, and flourishing industrial ecosystem. Now is the opportune moment to capitalize on Malaysia’s strengths and utilise CoEs as a strategic tool to stay at the forefront.

Supply Chain Capabilities (Network, Mobility, Retail Information)

The Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI)-Centers of Excellence

Oil & Gas and Marine Industries

Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) Centre of Excellence

Advanced Electronics

Research Centre for Applied Electromagnetic

Microelectronic and Nanotechnology – Shamsuddin Research Centre (MiNT-SRC)

Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

Research Center for Soft Soil (RECESS)

Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Centre (AMMC)

Halal Centre of Excellence

Serunai Commerce

Human Capital Development and Advancement

Industry Centre of Excellence Railway (ICOE REL)

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

Banking and Finance

Sasana Kijang

Centre of Excellence in Public Higher Learning Institutions

Malaysia’s esteemed higher education institutions boasts diverse and multi-disciplinary Centres of Excellence serving as sustainable platform for strategic collaboration between industry players, government figures, and academia. Together, they drive impactful outcomes that mutually benefit businesses and society at large.

Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)

UUM has established CoEs in various areas such as the Centre for Testing, Measurement and Appraisal (CeTMA) which aims to advance this area in the fields of business and management.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

UKM’s Medical Centre of Excellence acts as an ecosystem with the most extensive spectrum of specialities and innovative medical equipment.

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)

UniMAP has established a range of CoEs that prioritises quality research that is impactful and beneficial to the industry and the community.

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

UPM has established several Research Centre of Excellence such as the Centre of Excellence for Agriculture.

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

USM is an acknowledged Regional Centre of Excellence on Education for Sustainable Development by the United Nations University in Nagoya University, Japan and continues to be a multi-disciplinary centre of excellence.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

UTM has one of the most Higher Institution Centres of Excellence in the country, with each championing a niche area, ranging from 5G technology to vibration engineering.

Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

UTP is proud of its close relationship with the industry partners, and offers an ideal mix of industrial collaborations and its strengths in strategic research.

Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

Institute of Sustainable Energy is UNITEN’s one-stop centre for research and development in renewable energy.

4. Science, Technology and R&D

Elevate your business competitiveness by tapping into the expertise of these agencies to further bolster your research, development, and innovation capabilities.


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organization wholly owned by MOF Inc. mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality standards.

Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation

Bioeconomy Corporation is the lead development agency for the bio-based industry in Malaysia under the purview of Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI).

Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC)

Established in 1992 to spearhead the development of technology businesses in Malaysia, MTDC has evolved to become the leading integrated venture capital solutions provider in Malaysia.

Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)

MIGHT forge strategic alliances between public and private sectors. Serving as a visionary think tank for high-tech industries, shaping strategies and policies with market intelligence and foresight studies, and supports technology acquisition and capacity building endeavours.

Malaysian Science and Technology Information Centre (MASTIC)

MASTIC, under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, is the national primary reference centre providing a repository of strategic Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) information.

CREST (Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology Centre)

CREST is the premier industry-driven centre for collaboration in research & development, talent development, and commercialisation for the E&E industry to accelerate economic growth in Malaysia.

5. Investment Reports and Statistics

Gain valuable insights and make informed decisions with MIDA’s curated selection of investment performance reports, competitiveness reports and key statistics to stay ahead.

Malaysia’s Official Statistics

Leverage on the latest accurate and real-time statistics on Malaysia’s economic performance and social development to drive your decisions and strategies, propelling your ventures to new heights.

Investment Statistics

Empower your decisions with MIDA’s dynamic annual and quarterly statistics, offering a comprehensive glimpse into Malaysia’s investment performance.

Malaysia’s Investments Performance Reports

Gain a comprehensive perspective on growth trajectories, emerging trends, and strategic possibilities with MIDA’s annual investment performance reports.

6. Post-Event Materials

MIDA transforms events into gateways of opportunity, ensuring industry players and key stakeholders are informed of the resources and support for their business ventures. Access a treasure trove of presentation slides and relevant materials from these gatherings here.

Post-Event Materials