Malaysia - resource links

The Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA) was set up by an Act of Parliament in 1967 and began operations in May 1968.
 
Monthly magazines, daily email newsletters, website and suite of targeted events, source of HR-related news designed for senior HR managers. Circulated to 25,000 senior HR professionals Singapore and Malaysia.
 
Online news offering daily news and views in English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil.
 
Covers news of the Malaysia area, including stories from around the region and the state.
 
Website of the New Straits Times.
 
Provides links to free online newspapers covering local issues, politics, events, people and business. Covers papers in English, Chinese, Malay, Malayalam and Arabic.
 
World Newspapers:
 
MIDA assists companies which intend to invest in the manufacturing and services sectors, as well as facilitates the implementation of their projects. Provides information on opportunities for investments, as well as facilitating companies which are looking for joint venture partners.
 
Official website of the Ministry.
ASEFESO, A. (2014) CEO Guide to Doing Business in Asia: Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia (Volume 2). 2nd ed. A.A. Global Sourcing. 224pp.
 
BOATMAN, J. & WELLINS, R. (2011) Malaysia highlights: global leadership forecast 2011. Pittsburgh, PA: Development Dimensions International.
 
HILL, H., YEAN, T.S. and ZIN, R.H.M.. (2012) Malaysia’s development challenges: graduating from the middle. Abingdon: Routledge.
 
LONG, C.S. and ISMAIL, W.K.W. (2011) An analysis of the relationship between HR professionals’ competencies and firms’ performance in Malaysia. International Journal of Human Resource Management. Vol 22, No 5, March. pp1054-1068.
 
PRICEWATERHOUSE COOPERS (2014) Doing business in Malaysia 2014. Kuala Lumpur: PwC.
 
VARMA, A. and BUDHWAR, P. (eds). (2013) Managing human resources in Asia-Pacific. 2nd ed. Abingdon: Routledge.
 
YUSOFF, Y.M., ABDULLAH, H.S. and BAHAROM, A. (2010) HRM effectiveness within the role of HRM department at the large companies in Malaysia. International Journal of Business & Management Science. Vol 3, Issue 1, June. pp1-16.
Information on the federal states, territories, cities and conurbations of Malaysia. Also has information for states and districts.
 
Official Malaysian statistical website.
 
Statistics and information on Malaysian economy, crime, people, government, employment, health and education.
 
UN data covering economic indicators such as employment and labour force participation figures, social indicators including some statistics about educational levels and a brief trade profile.
International Industry analysis, forecasts, risk assessments, labour market and investment information. Free articles upon registration and priced reports.
 
Lists the overall 'Ease of Doing Business' rank (out of 189 economies) and the rankings by each topic. Provides key indicators for key business topics and benchmarks them against regional and high-income economy (OECD) averages.
 
An automated online job matching system provided by the Ministry of Human Resources.
 
Professional HRM body in Malaysia.
 
A Malaysian professional organisation that fosters global networking, collaboration and exchange of ideas.
 
As a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) whose key objective is to promote Malaysian exports and investments abroad, as well as to help create a conducive climate in Malaysia for foreign investors.
 
Q&A on recent development on doing business in Malaysia covering legal framework, employment, tax, data protection, IP etc.