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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What publications require a permit?

    * There are 2 types of publication permit under the Printing and Publication Act 1984;
      Publication Permit (Malaysia)
          o Section 6 (1) (a) Printing Machine and Publication Act 1984 :
            Periodicals printed published in Malaysia.
┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á (Sample Publishing Permit No.: PP 15ÔǪ/02/2009(02ÔǪ) -Peninsular)
┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á (Sample Publishing Permit No.: PPK 15ÔǪ/02/2009(02ÔǪ) -┬á Sarawak)
┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á (Sample Publishing Permit No.: PPH 15ÔǪ/02/2009(02ÔǪ) - Sabah)
    * Publishing Permit (Singapore)
          o Section 6 (1) (b),  Printing Machine and Publication 1984: Periodicals published and printed in Singapore to be allowed to be imported, sold, circulated or distributed  in Malaysia. 
┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á (Sample Publishing Permit No.: PPS 15ÔǪ/02/2009(02ÔǪ) - Singapore)

2. What publication is exempted from permit?

    * There are 3 types of publications exempted:
          o One- off Publication;
          o 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; OR
          o Under the order of the Minister broadcasted in the Gazette under Section 25 (2); AMCP 1984.

3. How long does it take to approve an application?

    * Duration for approval of an application depends on types of application as follows :
          o New Application : 2 months
          o Changes/ Amendments Application : 1 month
          o Changes : 1 month

4. What is the payment rate of permits and what is the method of payment?

    * Payment could be made through Bank Draft based on the regularity asbelow:
          o Daily                                   RM3,000.00
          o 5 or 6 times weekly         RM2,000.00
          o 2 or 3 or 4 times weekly Rm1,000.00
          o Weekly                               RM800.00
          o 2 or 3 times monthly       RM500.00
          o Monthly                              RM400.00
          o 1 to 11 times annually   RM300.00
          o Newsletter                       RM50.00

5. What happens when the name of Applicant/ Chief Editor of a Singapore Publication differs from the name in the MICA (Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, Singapore)?

    * The Singapore Publisher should submit letter of confirmation that the name of the Applicant/ Chief Editor is different with the MICA details and is valid.

6. What is the method of sending or posting the Publication Permit Form?

    * The Publication Permit Form could be sent/ posted to :

        Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security
        Publishing and AL-Quran Text (PQ)
        Level 6, Block D1, Complex D,
        Federal Government Administration Centre
        62546 PUTRAJAYA.
        Telephone number : 03-88863951,88863909,88868416
        Fax number  : 03-88891682

7. What is the payment method for Publication Permit (Malaysia/Singapore)?

    * Application could be sent/ posted to :
          o Payment could be made through Money Order/ Bank Draft in the name of SECRETARY GENERAL OF MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS AND
            INTERNAL SECURITY and crossed. Please include self addressed and stamped (50 cent) envelope size 16cm x 23 cm for the matter of receipt and publication certificate.
    * Payment could be sent to :

        Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security
        Publishing and AL-Quran text (PQ)
        (Finance Sub Unit)
        Level 7, Block D1, Complex D,
        Federal Government Administration Centre
        62546 PUTRAJAYA.
        Telephone number : 03-88868000/8426/8427
        Fax number  : 03-88891682