Types of Industry Jobs Not Permitted For Foreigners
Although Malaysia is on the map of liberalization many of its industries and sectors are set to welcome foreigners, there are some industries and positions where foreigners are not permitted to engage and restrict in foreign equity ownership.
This is due to these industries and positions are easily available and should be offered to the Malaysians to protect the interest of the citizens them. Malaysia Government encourages all foreign companies in Malaysia to hire Malaysians as much as possible for economic contribution growth. Local Malaysian Sdn Bhd required many forms of business licenses to the company too.
Malaysia is a place of growth, stay in focus on the right industries, and it shall prosper you as an investor!
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Here is the list of industries and jobs in Malaysia that foreigners are not encouraged to participate by various Governmental bodies and sectors:
|Engineering/ Technical Expert|
|Conveyor Vulcanizing||Sensor Technologist|
|Digital Imaging||Wireless Technologist|
|High Precision Tools And Die Maintenance||Radio Frequency Designers|
|Manufacturing Systems Designers||Auto Systems Designers|
|Experts In Steel Treatment (Melting And Casting)||Offshore Field Operation|
|Material Technologists||Wafer Fabrication|
|Instrument Specialists (For Petrochemical Industry)||Metallurgist|
|Geosciences and Geophysical Disciplines|
|Medical and Pharmacy|
|Electrical & Electronics|
|Textiles & Minerals Industry|
|Dye Technologists||Embroidery Specialists|
|Dyeing Technicians||Apparel Specialists|
|Craft/ Design Specialists||Fabric Specialists|
|Teachers and Trainers for Jewellery Production||Cutting Specialists|
|Technical Specialists||Craftsman/ Engraving|
|Framework / Design Cutting Specialists|
|Food Industry / Biotechnology|
|Product / Flavoring Specialist||Biotechnology Analysts|
|Tea / Food Tasters||Food / Nutrient Technologists|
|Disease Control / Quarantine||Genetic Engineering Specialists|
|TYPE OF BUSINESSES NOT ALLOWED IN DISTRIBUTIVE & RETAIL SECTORS|
|1||Supermarket and mini market|
|3||Furnitures and fittings|
|4||Photo frames shop|
|5||Textiles and clothings|
|9||Small and non-exclusive Restaurant|
|10||Prepaid card Business|
|12||Car glass and aluminium workshop|
|13||Herbal product Business|
|14||Spa- only for shareholders and spa in hotels|
|15||Restaurant, bistro and café – exclusive concept & shareholders allowed|
|16||Cleaning and maintenance|
|POSITIONS NOT ALLOWED UNDER CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY|
|3||Telephone and Telegraph Fixing|
|4||Air conducting Fixing|
|5||Installation of lift and escalator|
|POSITIONS NOT ALLOWED UNDER TIMBER INDUSTRY|
|1||Timber Factories – Most categories of job|
|2||Furniture factory – All machinery specialist|
|3||Forest Mills – Most categories of job|
|POSITION THAT NOT ALLOWED UNDER SPORT MINISTRY|
|1||All management positions except trainer and sport consultant|
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