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Publishing Permit

Definition of Publishing Permit

┬á┬á 1. ÔÇ£PeriodicalsÔÇØ are materials published and printed in any languages far sale or distributed for free on scheduled timing but not included what is published for or by the Federal Government or any State Government or the Singapore Government.
   2. Under Section 6 the Printing Machine and Publishing Act (AMCP)1984, issuing of permits could be considered to anyone who prints periodicals; or imports, publishes, sells, circulates or distributes whatever periodicals printed in Malaysia or Singapore.
   3. Under Section 5 the Printing Machine and Publishing Act (AMCP) 1984, it is a crime for publishing activities without permit and if guilty, could be imprisoned for not more than three years or fined not more than twenty thousand ringgit or both.

Types of Publishing Permit

There are 2 types of Publishing Permit under the AMCP 1984;

   1. Publishing Permit (Malaysia)
          * Section 6 (1) (a), AMCP 1984: the permit issued to anyone for printing and publishing periodicals in Malaysia.
┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á o (Sample Publishing Permit No.: PP 15ÔǪ/02/2009(02ÔǪ -Peninsular)
┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á o (Sample Publishing Permit No.: PPK 15ÔǪ/02/2009(02ÔǪ - Sarawak)
┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á o (Sample Publishing Permit No.: PPH 15ÔǪ/02/2009(02ÔǪ - Sabah)
   2. Publishing Permit (Singapore)
          * Section 6 (1) (b), AMCP 1984: the permit issued to any owner of periodicals in Singapore allowing for the periodicals to be imported, sold, or distributed in Malaysia.
┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á o (Sample Publishing Permit No.: PPS 15ÔǪ/02/2009(02ÔǪ - Singapore)

Exemption from Publishing Permit

    * One-Off Publication;
    * Any publication or any documents or scheduled magazines by or for the Federal Government or any State Government or any Statutory Body under Section 25 (1); AMCP 1984; and
    * Under the order of the Minister broadcasted in the Gazette under Section 25 (2); AMCP 1984.

Applicant

   1. Private Limited/ Limited Company, applicant must be one of the Board of Directors or Company Secretary where upon the name is on Form 49;
   2. Sole Entrepreneurship/  Partnership, applicant must be the main partner or the partner where upon the name is on Form A or Form B;
   3. Body/ Society/Cooperation etc, application must be made under the name of the Chairman/President/ Secretary;
   4. Regional/ International Body, application is made under the name of the representative.

Payment Rate

Payment could be made through Bank Draft based on the regularity as follows:
1. ┬á┬á┬á Daily┬á ┬á┬á┬á ÔǪRM3,000.00
2. ┬á┬á┬á 5 or 6 times weekly ┬á┬á┬á ÔǪRM2,000.00
3. ┬á┬á┬á 2 or 3 or 4 times weekly ┬á┬á┬á ÔǪRM1,000.00
4. ┬á┬á┬á Weekly ┬á┬á┬á ÔǪRM800.00
5. ┬á┬á┬á 2 or 3 times monthly ┬á┬á┬á ÔǪRM500.00
6. ┬á┬á┬á Monthly ┬á┬á┬á ÔǪRM400.00
7. ┬á┬á┬á 1 to 11 times annually ┬á┬á┬á ÔǪRM300.00
8. ┬á┬á┬á Newsletter ┬á┬á┬á ÔǪRM50.00