Malaysia consists of thirteen states and three federal territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan) and is located in Southeast Asia. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government.
The country is a federal constitutional elective monarchy. The system of government is closely modelled on that of the Westminster parliamentary system and the legal system is based on English Common Law.
The country enjoys a robust regulatory, supervisory, Shariah and legal framework. Malaysia's Islamic finance marketplace is served by the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) community.
Other basic facts:
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Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) is the national language. English, Chinese and Tamil dialects are also widely spoken, with English being the language of business
Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
KEY CORPORATE FEATURES OF MALAYSIA PRIVATE COMPANIES LIMITED BY SHARES
|Permitted currencies||Ringgit Malaysia|
|Minimum issued capital||One (1)|
|Par / nominal value||N/A|
|Minimum||One (1) individual|
|Corporate director||Not allowed|
|Minimum age||Eighteen (18)|
|Local directors requirements||Minimum one (1) director who shall ordinarily reside in Malaysia by having a principal place of residence in Malaysia|
|Location of meeting||Anywhere|
|Minimum numbers of meeting||Per constitution (if any)|
|Local shareholders requirements||No|
|Location of meeting||Anywhere|
|Minimum numbers of meeting||None|
|Requirements||A natural person, citizen or permanent resident of Malaysia, who shall ordinarily reside in Malaysia by having a principal place of residence in Malaysia, and member of an approved body or licensed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia|
|Records||At the registered office or such other place as the directors think fit|
|Preparation of accounts||Yes|
|Audit requirements and filing||Audit and filing are generally required. However, the Registrar shall have power to exempt any private company from this requirement based on conditions set by the Registrar|
|Publicly accessible records||Yes|
|Corporate Tax Rate|
|Annual return||Each calendar year not later than thirty (30) days from the anniversary of its incorporation date|
|Financial statements and reports||Financial statements and reports are to be circulated to members of the company within six (6) months of its financial year end. A copy of the financial statements and reports shall be lodged with the Registrar within thirty (30) days from the circulation to its members|
|Annual tax return||Under the self-assessment system, submission should be made within seven (7) months from the end of the accounting period of the company which constitutes the basis period for the year of assessment|
|Legal system||Common Law|
|Double taxation treaty acess||Yes|
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