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Bernama, the Malaysian national news agency, provides articles about current events related to the economy, banking and finance, and other business topics. Information about politics and industry sectors are also available on this site.
The New Straits Times is an online news publication which contains the latest news on current business events. A wide variety of topics are covered both on a national and international scale such as the stock market, economy, markets, and trade.
The business section of The Star contains many articles covering the latest news in finance, economics, and trade in Malaysia. Registration is required to view some articles.
Regulatory Agency Sites
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) in Malaysia is responsible for ensuring adherence to tax and budget regulations. The official MOF website provides information on the current economic status and business environment in Malaysia as well as downloadable publications and statistics. Although this site is available in English, some portions may only be viewed in Malaysian.
The National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau (NPCB) in Malaysia ensures the quality and safety of pharmaceutical products. NPCB carries out tests on drugs to determine quality as well as evaluates laboratory analyses, research, and information before being produced to the public. The NCPB site contains information about the bureau itself, industry regulations, and healthcare professionals in the country.
The Malaysian National Space Agency (ANGKASA) is responsible for developing the country's potential in the space sector to support economic development, generate knowledge, and strengthen the national security infrastructure. The ANGKASA site provides users with information regarding space science, the agency's current programs, and technology. Although an English version of this site is available, some portions of the site are only available in Malay.
The Malaysian Securities Commission (SC) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Malaysian financial services industry. The site contains information on legislation, licensing, enforcement, and statistics about capital markets.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) implements and enforces laws pertaining to communications and multimedia. The MCMC monitors activities in these sectors, while also promoting development and self-regulation. Its site contains a wide range of information about the commission and its responsibilities, the various sectors within the industry, and regulations. A library of statistics, tenders, legislation, and other publications related to the media and communications industry is also available.
Business in Asia covers business, economic, and cultural topics for Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The site also offers statistical data for each country.
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) is the largest private sector economic organization in Malaysia, representing thousands of manufacturing and industrial service companies. The website provides recent news articles and events, search tools for company or product information, and glimpses of overall economic performance in Malaysia. Some portions of the site can only be accessed by registering for membership at varying nominal fees.
The mission of the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is to uphold Malaysia's sovereignty and territorial integrity while also promoting and protecting its interests. The MFA site provides information on Malaysia's foreign policy, visa requirements, and various types of diplomacy. A news section provides articles about current events and issues related to Malaysia's foreign affairs.
The Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) serves businesses that have international interests, international employees, or international shareholdings. The MICCI website provides users with information regarding the chamber, its services, and activities. Users may also find business-related publications which discuss the economy and different economic sectors of Malaysia. Some portions of the site are only accessible upon registering for a free membership.