What is SSM?

The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) is the government agency responsible for regulating and supervising companies in Malaysia. It is responsible for registering companies and ensuring that they comply with the Companies Act 1965 and other relevant laws and regulations.

SSM is also responsible for maintaining the register of companies and providing information to the public about the companies that are registered in Malaysia. Some of the services provided by SSM include company registration, company search, and the issuance of certificates and documents related to companies.

SSM also provides guidance and assistance to companies on how to comply with the relevant laws and regulations.

Do i have to use SSM to register my business?

In Malaysia, all companies must be registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) in order to operate legally. This includes both local and foreign companies. If you want to start a business in Malaysia, you will need to register it with SSM.

There are several types of business structures that you can choose from when registering your business with SSM, including a sole proprietorship, a partnership, and a private limited company. Each type of business structure has its own advantages and disadvantages, and it is important to choose the one that is best suited to your needs.

To register your business with SSM, you will need to prepare the necessary documents and submit them, along with the appropriate fee, to SSM. You can do this online through SSM’s e-Info services portal or in person at any SSM office. It is advisable to seek the assistance of a professional service provider, such as a professional company secretary, to ensure that the registration process is completed properly.