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 All companies must be registered with the Registry of Companies, Ministry of Finance.

 WHAT IS A COMPANY?

 A company is a business entity that is registered under the Companies Act, Chapter 39. It has a legal personality which means that it has the right to own properties, have a perpetual succession and can sue or be sued in its own name. It is identifiable with the word "Sdn Bhd‟ and "Bhd‟.

 A company must have at least 2 shareholders and at least 2 directors.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF COMPANY? 

Type of Companies Definition
Private Company      Up to 50 or fewer shareholders and restricted in share transfer 
Public Company Has more than 50 shareholders and can offer shares and debentures to the public
Foreign Company A branch of Foreign company registered in another country
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