Government Resources

Statistics Office
Central Banks
Commerce Ministry
Export Promotion Agency
Investment Promotion Agency

News Sites

Bernama, the Malaysian national news agency, provides articles about current events in the country. The business section covers local and international business in Malaysia.

The New Straits Times is an online news publication that covers current events in Malaysia. The business section of the publication covers business and economic news both domestically and internationally.

The business section of The Star contains many articles covering the latest news in finance, economics, and trade in Malaysia. The site offers a market watch page that features a market summary, market movers, and indices.  

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 Malay.

The National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) in Malaysia ensures the quality and safety of pharmaceutical products. The NPRA site contains information about the agency, press releases, a newsletter section, and a product search feature.

The Malaysian Securities Commission (SC) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Malaysian financial services industry. The SC 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 site provides information on industry sectors and contains databases of publications, statistics, and legislation. An events calendar is also displayed. 

The Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA) is responsible for developing the country's potential in the space sector to support economic development, generate knowledge, and strengthen national security infrastructure. The MYSA site provides users with information regarding space science, current programs, and technology. Although an English version of this site is available, some portions of the site are only available in Malay.

Other Resources

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 that discuss the economy and different economic sectors of Malaysia. Some portions of the site are only accessible upon registering for a free membership.