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Minimum Wage Increases for Micro Enterprises in Malaysia Deferred to July 2023

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Micro enterprises in Malaysia will not be required to implement the new minimum wage until July 2023.

The European Union and Malaysia Sign Partnership and Cooperation Agreement

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The European Union and Malaysia’s Partnership and Cooperation Agreement can help restart discussions on a future free trade agreement.

A Guide to Taxation in Malaysia

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Malaysia implements a territorial tax system with residents and non-residents taxed on their Malaysian source income.

Anwar Ibrahim Becomes Malaysian PM: Optimism for Businesses

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Businesses will be eager to hear the policies of Anwar Ibrahim’s government on tackling the rising cost of living, battling corruption, and plans for bureaucratic reforms.

Malaysia Introduces Electronic Option for the Renewal of Employment Passes

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Malaysia will introduce the option for Employment Pass holders to renew their permits electronically from December 1, 2022.

Malaysia’s General Election on Nov 19: A Quick Guide

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Malaysia will hold its 15th general election on November 19, 2022, in the hope it will solve the political instability that has rocked the country since 2020.

How to Obtain Halal Certification in Malaysia

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Foreign companies looking to obtain a Halal certification in Malaysia must apply to the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM). JAKIM will then conduct an on-site inspection of the applicant’s premises.

Malaysia’s Ratification of CPTPP to Help Increase Trade

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Malaysia’s ratification of the CPTPP offers local businesses expansion opportunities around the Asia Pacific and further.

Malaysia to Hold General Elections to Solve Political Turmoil: What it Means for Foreign Investors

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Foreign investors will be eager to see if a new government can solve current challenges facing businesses.

Malaysia Launches New Social Visit Pass

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Malaysia has recently launched a new social visit pass named PLS@XPATS, which allows social visit pass holders to work in the country for up to 30 days.

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