A Dynamic Business Environment
Malaysia offers investors a dynamic and vibrant business environment with the ideal pre-requisites for growth and profits. Malaysia’s key strengths include well-developed infrastructure and productive workforce. A politically stable country with a well-developed legal system, Malaysia also provides attractive incentives for investors. Supported by a market-oriented economy and pro-business Government policies.
Advancing with Technology
Technological advancement has become an integral part of Malaysia’s growth as an industrialised nation. With the help of technology, Malaysia is steadfast in providing for the modern day requirements of investor companies based in the country. Malaysia is one of the most technologically developed countries amongst industrialising nations in the ASEAN region. The nation’s persistent drive to engage modern technologies proves to be a great advantage to manufacturers in Malaysia.
Infrastructure in Malaysia is designed to serve the business community; it is one of the best in Asia. Telecommunications network served by digital and fibre optic technology, five international airports (all with air-cargo facilities), well-maintained highways and seven international seaports make Malaysia an ideal springboard to the Asia-Pacific market.
Industries in Malaysia are predominantly located in over 500 industrial estates and Free Zones developed throughout the country. These zones are categorised as export processing zones, which cater to the requirements of export-oriented industries. There are also specialised parks that have been developed to cater to the needs of specific industries.
One of Malaysia’s greatest assets is her human resources. The workforce here is young, educated and productive, proving to be one of the best in the region. The Government’s emphasis on human resource development ensures the continuous supply of manpower to meet the needs of the expanding manufacturing and services sectors.
Towards the Economy of Tomorrow
As a result of perceptive foresight, strategic planning and abundant resources, Malaysia offers investors a wide spectrum of investment opportunities. The technologically-inclined economy of Malaysia is proven through the country’s involvement in advanced electronics manufacturing, R&D, biotechnology, photonics, logistics, design, innovation and a highly automated manufacturing sector, to name a few. The Government’s objective is also to make Malaysia a hub for other value chain activities, such as R&D, design and development (D&D), procurement, logistics, distribution and marketing, business support services and shared services.
Natural resources – crude oil, natural gas, tin, timber, palm oil, rubber.
GDP growth 4.2% (2016)
Gross national savings – 29% of GNI
Per capita income – RM37,758 (USD9,102)
Unemployment rate – 3.4% (p)
Inflation(CPI) – 2.1% (p)
Supportive Government Policies
Liberal investment policies
Attractive tax and other incentives
Liberal exchange control regime
Intellectual property protection
An Educated Workforce
Talented, young, educated and productive workforce
Multilingual workforce speaking two or three languages, including English
Comprehensive system of vocational and industrial training, including advanced skills training
Harmonious industrial relations with minimal trade disputes
Network of well-maintained highways and railways
Well-equipped seaports and airports
High quality telecommunications network and services
Fully developed industrial parks, including free industrial zones, technology parks and Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)
Advanced MSC Malaysia Cybercities and Cybercentres
Vibrant Business Development
Well-developed financial and banking sector, including the Labuan International Business and Financial Centre
Wide use of English, especially in business, legal and accounting practices based on the British system
Large local business community with a long history in international business links
Large foreign business community in all business sectors
Extensive trade links – country’s total trade was valued at RM1.485 trillion in 2016
Quality of Life
Friendly and hospitable Malaysians
Safe and comfortable living environment
Excellent housing, modern amenities, good healthcare and medical facilities
Excellent educational institutions including international schools for expatriate children
World-class recreational and sports facilities
Excellent shopping with goods from all over the world