Malaysia’s Public Holidays for 2023


ASEAN Briefing outlines Malaysia’s public holidays for 2023. This is a comprehensive list of those holidays and the states they apply to.

Malaysia’s Investment Outlook for 2019


Malaysia’s investment environment remains promising for foreign investors. Read more about Malaysia’s latest FDI trends and outlook for 2019 in our latest article.

Labuan: Offshore Opportunities in Malaysia


Labuan offers the benefit of low tax regimes while retaining the protection of Malaysia’s laws and regulations. Read more about how the island is diversifying its financial portfolio of offerings to other niche areas.

Malaysia’s 2019 Budget: Salient Features


On November 2, 2018, Malaysia’s Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng tabled the country’s much anticipated 2019 budget. In this article, we look at the salient features of the budget and their implications for businesses.

Malaysia to Re-Introduce Sales and Services Tax from September 1


On September 1, 2018, Malaysia will re-introduce the Sales and Services Tax (SST), replacing the three-year-old Goods and Services Tax (GST). Read our latest Regulatory Brief to know more about this levy.

CPTPP and Opportunities for Businesses in ASEAN


Following the withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the 11 remaining signatories agreed to move ahead with a revised TPP. Read more in our latest article on the rechristened Comprehensive Progressive Agreement for the Tran-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

French FDI in ASEAN Part I: Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam


ASEAN continues to be an important FDI destination for European investors. Read more about France’s investments in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam in the first part of our two-part article on French FDI in ASEAN.

Malaysia’s Digital Free Trade Zone


Malaysia’s Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) seeks to establish Malaysia as a leading logistics center for global marketplaces by opening opportunities for companies both in Malaysia and other ASEAN countries. Read more in our latest article.

Malaysia’s Investment Outlook for 2018


Malaysia is the fourth largest economy in Southeast Asia known for its high labor productivity and diversified economy. Read more about Malaysia’s latest FDI trends and outlook for 2018 in our latest article.

Malaysia Foreign Knowledge Worker Projections for 2018


The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) on December 8, 2017 began accepting requests for foreign knowledge worker (FKW) projections. Companies planning to apply for employment passes in 2018 must ensure that they immediately apply for approval of their 2018 FKW projection to avoid any visa disruptions.

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