Changing your Malaysian-registered Company name is possible, and most companies have changed their company name because:
The person responsible to lodge the changes of a Company name once its resolved is the appointed Company Secretary. The cost to proceed with a change of name is MYR 150.
Guidelines for selecting a Company Name in Malaysia
A general guideline for selecting company names includes:
Procedure to change a Company name in Malaysia
Similar to when a Company is initially incorporated, the new proposed name is subject to approval by Companies Commission of Malaysia – Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM).
Once the new name is approved, the Company is required to display the previous name TOGETHER with the new name in any Company related documents for the next 12 months (starting from when the new name was approved).
What happens after the new Company name in Malaysia is approved?
Once the new Company name is approved by SSM, the Company Secretary should furnish you the documents below:
These documents are crucial for any Company official matters such as:
There are certain laws which govern company names in Malaysia. In some instances, the change of a company’s names may lead to one of these laws to become violated. Therefore, in such a scenario, the proper course of action to be taken by the authorities is that of overruling the name change.
In Malaysia, the primary languages spoken are Malay and English. However, this does not mean that all company names in Malaysia must either be in Malay or English. Companies in Malaysia may have a name in any language. However, company names which are in neither Malay nor English are to specify the meaning of the company name in either or both of the two languages.
At the moment, there are no laws which forbid foreign-owned companies in Malaysia from changing their name. All legislation related to name changes applies to local and foreign companies alike. Therefore, foreign-owned companies operating in Malaysian are allowed to change their name.
How do I change my company name
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Hi, if i had registered a partnership company under SSM but yet to operate. Now i wish to change partner, same change company name and business nature. How can i do? Is the old partner need to go to SSM when we change company name ?
Hello Wan Nyean,
Each of the tasks which you have mentioned could be completed by a corporate secretary. You may contact us in order for us to discuss the details of the corporate secretarial services which we offer with you.
Thank you for your question.