Narrow – Scope Amendments to Pension Accounting in Malaysia

Narrow – Scope Amendments to Pension Accounting in Malaysia The Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) recently issued narrow-scope amendments to pension accounting. The amendments to the Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards (MFRS) Employee Benefits are word-for-word Plan Amendment, Curtailment or Settlement (Amendments to IAS 19) issued by the International Accounting Standards Board. Under the amendments, an…

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New Trade Deal Signed By 11 Countries

New Trade Deal Signed By 11 Countries Eleven countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement recently sent a strong message to Washington against its increasing protectionism in trade. The countries proceeded to sign a new deal known as The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). It was signed in Santiago, Chile, by…

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MIDA Hold Special Briefing Sessions for Greater Opportunities

MIDA Hold Special Briefing Sessions for Greater Opportunities The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) recently held a briefing session entitled, “An Update on Investment Opportunities in Perlis’ at the MIDA headquarters. The first of it’s kind, this session was part of MIDA’s efforts to provide in-depth opportunities in every state this year. The series follows…

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Latest GST updates in Malaysia

Latest GST updates in Malaysia   Beginning January 18, 2018, all applications for GST registration via Taxpayer Access Points (TAP) in Malaysia will be approved within 24 hours. In the event approval was not granted within 24 hoursafter submitting a complete application, those concerned can contact  1-300-888-500 or e-mail ccc@customs.gov.my Also, the Royal Malaysian Customs Department also announced that…

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Improvements to the MFRS issued

Improvements to the MFRS issued   On January 15, 2018, the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) issued the annual improvements to the Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards (MFRS) 2015 – 2017 cycles. The improvement issued are as follows: MFRS 3 Business Combinations Under the amendments made to MFRS 3, it is clarified that whenever an entity gains control…

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MASB Announces Amendments

MASB Announces Amendments The Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (“MASB”) recently announced certain amendments to the MASB approved accounting standards for application in relation to financial statements. These statements are those prepared or lodged under any law administrated by the Securities Commission of Malaysia, Bank Negara Malaysia or the Registrar of Companies: Long-term Interests in Associates…

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