The following goods are absolutely prohibited from importation:
- Reproduction of any currency note, bank note, or coin which are currently been issued in any country.
- Indecent printings, paintings, photographs, books, cards, lithographic, engravings, films, video tapes, laser discs, color slides, computer disc and any other media.
- Any device which intended to be prejudicial to the interest of Malaysia or unsuited with peace.
- All genuses of Piranha fish.
- Turtle eggs.
- Cocoa pods, rambutans, pulasan, longan, and nam nam fruits from Philipines and Indonesia.
- Intoxicating liquors containing more than 3.46 milligrams per liter in any lead or in any compound of copper.
- Daggers and flick knives.
- Broadcast receivers capable of receiving radio communication within the ranges (68 - 87) MHz and (108 - 174) MHz
- Sodium arsenate.
- Cloth bearing the imprint or duplicate of any verses of the Quran.
- Pen, pencil, and other articles resembling syringes.
- Poisonous chemical
- Lightning arresters containing radioactive material.
The importations of goods specified below are prohibited except under an import licence or permit from relevant authorities:
- Egg in the shells.
- Any meat, bones, hide, skin, hoofs, horns, offal or any part of the animals and Poultry.
- Live animals-primates including ape, monkey, lemur, galago, potto, and others.
- Explosives and Fireworks
- Imitation arms, toy gun / pistols.
- Imitation hand grenades.
- Arms and ammunition other than personal arms ammunition imported by bona fide traveler.
- Bullet proof vests, steel helmets and other articles of clothing as protection against attack.
- Soil and pests including live insects, rats, snails, and cultures of plant disease causing organisms.
- Safety helmets (except as worn by motorcyclists or motorcycle pillion riders).
- Video machines excluding game watches and video games for use with television receiver.
- Motor vehicles.
- Batik sarong.
- Rice and padi including rice products.
- Equipment to be connected to a public telecommunication network.
- Radio communication being used for telecommunication in the frequency lower than 3000 GHz.
- Saccharin and its salt.
- Parabola antenna for outdoor use.
- Pests and organisms which are capable of being injurious to plants.
- Live fish.
- Animal oils and fats.
- Plants include parts and plant products.
- Household and agricultural pesticides.
- Electric domestic equipments that use 50 volt or 120 volt Dc or more
- Toxic and/or hazardous wastes.
- Corals, alive or dead.
- Apparatus/equipment for the brewing of beer in the home.
- Pharmaceutical products
THE PUNISHMENT FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING IS DEATH BY HANGING.
Import and export of illicit drugs (eg: morphine, heroine, candu, marijuana, etc.) are strictly prohibited.
Prescribed drugs can only be imported into or exported from the country by virtue of a licence issued by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
PROHIBITION/RESTRICTION OF EXPORTS
The following goods are absolutely prohibited from exportation:
- Turtle eggs.
- Rattan from Peninsula of Malaysia.
The following are some of the goods which require an export licence/permit from relevant authorities:
- Any animal or bird, other than a domestic animal or domestic fowl, whether alive or dead or any part thereof.
- Live animals from bovine species.
- Meat of bovine animals.
- Plants including orchids.
- Vegetables, fresh, chilled or frozen in excess 3kg per consignment.
- Palm kernels and palm seeds.
- Military clothing and equipment.
- Arms and ammunition.
- Antiquities as defined or stated in any written law in Malaysia.
- Sugar and rice
- Coral, alive or dead.
- Live prawns/shrimps/fish.
- Collections of zoological, botanical, mineralogical, anatomical, historical, archaeological, or ethnographical with numismatic interest.
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