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Legal Guide on Foreign Investment and Local Equity Ownership

Opportunities in the current investment and wealth distribution policies.

Topics in the e-Guide

  • Previous vs current position
  • Sectors allowing 100% foreign equity ownership
  • What is Non-Legal Control
  • What is MDTCA
  • Requirements for foreign equity ownership
  • What is Legal Control
  • Why you should invest in Malaysia
  • Shared Prosperity Vision 2030


Malaysia has successfully transformed herself from a poor low-income nation with an economy dependent on two commodities – tin and rubber; into an upper middle-income nation with a diversified industrial economic base. As Malaysia moves into a digital economy era with a focus on Industry 4.0, the Malaysian Government continues to roll out more forward-looking and inclusive policies to encourage sustainable growth along with fair and equitable distribution of wealth.

This e-guide briefly provides an overview of the previous, current and future positions of the Government policies, specifically in respect of foreign investment and wealth distribution.

Responsibilities of Executor:

  • Apply for and extract the grant of probate.
  • Make arrangements for the funeral of the deceased.
  • Collect and make an accurate inventory of the deceased’s assets.
  • Settling the debts and obligations of the deceased.
  • Distributing the assets.

Note for Digital Executor:
If you wish to leave your digital assets to certain people in your Will, there are important steps that need to be taken to ensure that your wishes can be carried out:

  • Keep a note of specific instructions on how to access your username and password of your digital asset.
  • You are advised to store these private and confidential information in a USB stick, password management tool or write them down.
  • Please inform your executor or a trusted person of the whereabouts of the tools so that they will have access to your digital asset.