Act and Policy


Table I: Policies and Acts for Air Transport​​​

No

Policy/Act

Year 

Enacted

Description  

Agency In Charge  

1

Civil Aviation 

Act 1969

[Act 3]

1969

To make better provisions in the law relating to Civil Aviation and for matters connected therewith and ancillary to it.

Department 

Of Civil 

Aviation 

Malaysia 

(DCA)

2

Airport and 

Aviation 

Services

(Operating 

Company Act 

1991)

[Act 467]

1991

  1. To provide for the vesting of property, rights, and liabilities of the Government of Malaysia relating to civil aviation in a 

company; 

  1. To make financial arrangements for that company; 
  2. To provide for matters relating to staff and for other matters connected therewith.

DCA 

3

Civil Aviation 

Regulations 

1996

1996

The regulations were made in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Civil Aviation Act 1969 [Act 3]

DCA 


Table II: Policies and Acts for Sea Transport​​​

No  

Policy/Act  

Year 

Enacted  

Description  

Agency

In Charge  

1

Cargo 

Transport by 

Sea Act 1950

[Act 527]

1950

An Act relating to the 

Carriage of Goods by Sea. 

Applies to the States in 

Peninsular Malaysia only.

Ministry of 

Transport 

(MOT)

2

Merchant 

Shipping 

Ordinance 

1952 

(Amendments 

& Extension 

1980)

1952

Defines domestic shipping as shipment of passengers or goods from: 

  1. Any port/place in Malaysia to another port/place in Malaysia. 
  2. Any port/place in Malaysia to any place in the exclusive economic zone or vice versa.

Marine 

Department 

Malaysia 

(JLM)

Income Tax Act 1967: 

Section 52

1967

To provide blanket tax exemption for unlimited period for income derived from shipping from the operation of “Malaysian ships”.

Inland 

Revenue 

Board 

(LHDN)

Port 

Authorities 

Ordinance

1961 

The functions of port to include: 

  • Maintain adequate 

and efficient port services and facilities for users. 

  • Co-ordinate activities of the port. 
  • Promote the 

development of the port. 

  • Regulate and 

control the transport into or out of a port of any cargo or goods from any place or vessel to any other place or vessel by any means or modes, including the conveyance of petroleum or gas by pipelines, both onshore or offshore, on land or underground, in water or underwater. 



Table III: Policies and Acts for Land Transport

No

Policy/Act  

Year 

Enacted

Description  

Agency In Charge  

1

Highway 

Authority 

Malaysia 

(Incorporation) 

Act 1980

1980

To establish the Highway Authority Malaysia to supervise and execute the design, construction, regulation, operation, and maintenance of inter-urban highways, to impose and collect tolls, to enter into contracts, and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Lembaga 

Lebuhraya 

Malaysia

(LLM)

2

Goods Vehicle 

Levy Act 1983

1983

To provide for the imposition of a levy on all goods vehicles leaving or entering Malaysia and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

Ministry of 

Transport 

(MOT)

3

Road 

Transport Act 

1987

1987

To make provision for: 

  1. The regulation of motor vehicles and of traffic on roads and other matters with respect to roads and vehicles thereon. 
  2. The protection of third-parties against risks arising out of the use of motor vehicles. 
  3. The co-ordination and control of means of and facilities for construction and adaptation of motor vehicles.

Ministry of 

Transport 

(MOT)

4

Land Public 

Transport Act 

2010

2010

  1. To provide and regulate land public transport services in 

Peninsular Malaysia. 

  1. To ensure orderly development of the container depots through a licencing process and accepted guidelines.

Land Public 

Transport 

Commission 

(SPAD)


Table IV: Policies and Acts for Trade Facilitation

No

Policy/Act

Year 

Enacted

Description  

Agency In Charge  

1

Customs Act 

1967

1967

  1. To meet expectations of the changing 

functionalities of transport and changes in composition of cargo types.

  1. Public-bonded warehouses need 

to have at least 30 percent 

Bumiputera equity.

Royal 

Malaysian 

Customs 

Department 

(JKDM)

2

Free Zones 

Act 1990

1990

To provide for the establishment of Free Zones in Malaysia for promoting the economic life of the country and for related purposes.

Royal 

Malaysian 

Customs 

Department 

(JKDM) ​​​