Here are the answers to your queries!
1. A foreigner can 100% own a SDN BHD without staying in Malaysia.
There is no obligations to have a physical working office or own any assets. However, it is a requirement to have a registered office address to keep the company’s register and records.
2. The freelancer should have a contract with the company to get them covered. The contract will be applicable under law.
It will be good if you can get clarification with the Ministry of Human Resource for labour law related inquiries.
We can have a call to further discuss your inquiries and assist you with the incorporation! :) Do contact us at https://wa.me/6584833084