BY ZALEHA ZAIN AND PARTNER.
Types of Companies
Differences between Companies and Partnerships
Advantages of Companies over Partnerships
TYPES OF COMPANIES
Companies in Malaysia are classified according to:
(i) liability or
(ii) private or public status
S.14 (2) Companies Act 1965 (CA) – a company may be:
A company limited by shares;
A company limited by guarantee;
A company limited by shares and guarantee;
An unlimited (liability) company.
S.4(1): ‘Where the company, or corporation, society, association or other body incorporated outside Malaysia, but which carries on business in Malaysia..‘
It is wholly or majority owned (measured in % of shares held) by non-Malaysians.
Such company has to lodge certain documents as laid down in S.332(1) CA 1965 and pay the appropriate fees before commencing the business in Malaysia.
A foreign company registered under the “Companies Act” 1965 has the power to hold immovable property in Malaysia.