Types of Industries in Malaysia Foreigners Not Permitted

 
  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 engaged. This is due to these industries and positions are easily available and offered by the Malaysians for you as foreigners to employ them. Malaysia Government encourage all foreign companies in Malaysia to hire Malaysians as much as possible.

 
 

List of Industries and Jobs in Malaysia That Foreigners Are Not Encouraged to Participate :

 

Engineering / Technical Expert

  • Conveyor Vulcanizing
  • Digital Imaging
  • High Precision Tools And Die Maintenance
  • Manufacturing Systems Designers
  • Experts In Steel Treatment (Melting And Casting)
  • Underwater welders
  • Material Technologists
  • Instrument Specialists (For Petrochemical Industry)
  • Sensor Technologist
  • Wireless Technologist
  • Radio Frequency Designers
  • Auto Systems Designers
  • Offshore Field Operation
  • Photonics
  • Wafer Fabrication
  • Metallurgist

 
 

Geosciences and Geophysical Disciplines

  • Metallurgists
  • Geoscientists
  • Geotechnologists
  • Seismologists

 
 

Medical and Pharmacy

  • Technical
  • Production
  • Specialists

 
 

Electrical & Electronics

  • Analogue Designers
  • Microwave Designers

 
 

Environment

  • Renewable Energy
 

 
 

Textiles & Minerals Industry

  • Dye Technologists
  • Dyeing Technicians
  • Craft/ Design Specialists
  • Jewellery Designers
  • Teachers and Trainers for Jewellery Production
  • Embroidery Specialists
  • Apparel Specialists
  • Fabric Specialists
  • Designers
  • Cutting Specialists

 
 

Wood Industry

  • Wood Technologists
  • Technical Specialists
  • Framework / Design Cutting Specialists
  • Designers
  • Craftsman/ Engraving

 
 

Food Industry / Biotechnology

  • Product / Flavoring Specialist
  • Dyestuff Specialists
  • Tea / Food Tasters
  • Disease Control / Quarantine
  • Biotechnology Analysts
  • Biotechnologists
  • Food / Nutrient Technologists
  • Genetic Engineering Specialists

 
 

Type of Business Not Allowed in Distributive & Retail Sectors:

 
  1. Supermarket and minimarket
  2. Provision shop
  3. Furnitures  and fittings
  4. Photo frames shop
  5. Textiles and clothings
  6. Computer accessories
  7. Hair salon
  8. Laundry shop
  9. Massage parlour
  1. Small and non-exclusive Restaurant
  2. Prepaid card Business
  3. Cyber Café
  4. Car glass and aluminium work shop
  5. Herbal  product Business
  6. Spa- only for shareholders and spa in hotels
  7. Cleaning and maintenance
  8. Restaurant, bistro and café – exclusive concept & shareholders allowed   

 
 

Positions Not Allowed Under Construction Industry:

 
  1. Electrical chargeman
  2. Electrical wireman
  3. Telephone and Telegraph Fixing
  4. Air conducting Fixing
  1. Installation of  lift and escalator
  2. Excavator operator
  3. Shovel operator

 
 

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
 

 
 

Positions Not Allowed Under Sport Industry:

 
  1. All management positions except trainer and sport consultant
 

 
 
 

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