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On 13 January 2017, the Companies Commission of Malaysia has announced that the Companies Act 2016 will come into force in stages commencing 31 January 2017. It is not clear which parts of the Act will first be brought into force on the Effective Date.

The Effective Date will need to be gazetted by the Parliament for enforcement and the relevant parts of the Act coming into force on the Effective Date will be listed in the Gazette.

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