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What is Wizard and what do I need to do in Wizard?
Wizard is an online submission system for MSC Malaysia related applications including the pre MSC application, new MSC application and post MSC applications.
 
Q.
Are Enterprise entities allowed to apply for the MSC Malaysia Status?
No. Applicants must be incorporated as 'Sdn Bhd'.
 
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How do I know whether my pre application for MSC has been accepted or else?
MDEC will review the pre application for MSC and upon acceptance, an email notification will be sent to applicant.
 
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What do I do after receiving the acceptance for the pre MSC application notification?
Applicants are required to submit 3 or 5 years business and financial plan via Wizard.
 
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What is the application processing time from formal application stage to presentation to the MSC Approval Committee stage?
The application processing time from formal application to presentation to the Approval Committee is within 30 days.
 
Q.
My company is applying for MSC Malaysia Status. Can my company undertake several activities under different clusters as well?
An MSC Malaysia Status company is required to maintain 15% KWs at all times. However  should your company is categorized under Global Business Services (GBS) cluster, company is required to maintain 85% KWs at all times instead.
 
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What is the percentage of Knowledge Workers (KW) required for a MSC Malaysia Status company?
An MSC Malaysia Status company is required to maintain 15% KWs at all times. However should your company is categorized under Global Business Services (GBS) cluster, company is required to maintain 85% KWs at all times instead.
 
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Is there any restriction on numbers of Foreign Knowledge Workers to be employed?
There is no restriction of on numbers of Foreign Knowledge Workers (FKWs) for MSC Malaysia Status companies approved under Tier 1 and Tier 2 category.
MSC Malaysia has recently launched the MSC Malaysia for Startups (MSC4Startups) programme and any MSC Malaysia Status companies which approved after 1 January 2015 under the programme will be allowed to employ up to maximum 20 FKWs at one time. For more information on MSC4Startups programme, please visit http://www.mscmalaysia.my/msc4startups.
 
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Why should MSC Status companies relocate to the MSC Malaysia designated Cybercenter/Cybercities?
MSC Malaysia Status companies are required to relocate to MSC Malaysia designated Cybercenter/Cybercities to enjoy benefits and advantages offered by MSC Malaysia.
 
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What are the documents required for the MSC Malaysia Status application submission?
 1. Three copies of business and financial plan (hardcopy)
 2. MSC Malaysia Status Application form
 3. Certified True Copy of ROC documents - form 9, 24, 49 and 13/32A (if any)
 4. Three years financial audited report of the company and/or substantial stakeholders of the company (applicable to company which has been in operational prior to the application)
 5. A non-refundable processing fee of RM2,000 payable to Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd. Please be informed that effective from 1st April 2015, GST rate of 6% is applicable.
 
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If I am a new company, will I need the 3 years audited report?
No.
 
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Is there processing fees required for the application?
Yes. A non-refundable processing fees of RM2,000 will be imposed. Please be informed that effective from 1st April 2015, GST rate of 6% is applicable.
 
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Once a company has been approved for MSC Malaysia Status, what's next?
Upon successful application , the company will be receiving MSC Malaysia Status Approval Letter and followed by MSC Malaysia Status Certificate.
 
 
   
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Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (formerly known as Multimedia Development Corporation) a unique organization established to direct and oversee MSC Malaysia, the national ICT development initiative, by advising the Malaysian Government on legislation and policies, developing industry-specific practices and setting the standards for multimedia and digital operations. MDEC is also responsible for promoting MSC Malaysia locally and globally, whilst providing strategic support to MSC Malaysia Status Companies.

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