There are some words required prior approval from the the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs or from the relevant government agencies before you can use it in your new company’s name.

The statutory provision under section 22(1) of the Act provides that, except with the consent of the Minister, a company shall not be registered by a name that, in the opinion of the Registrar, is undesirable or is a name, or a kind of name, that the Minister has directed the Registrar not to accept for registration. 

The following are the lists of Gazetted & Controlled Words (updated on 15/5/2013) that subject to approval:


Gazetted Words:

1AMANAH
2AMANAH SAHAM
3ASEAN
4ASSURANCE
5ASSURER
6ASSURERS
7B I R O
8BANCA
9BANK
10BANKER
11BANKING
12BANKS
13BIRO
14BUATAN MALAYSIA
15BUMIPUTERA
16BUMIPUTRA
17BUREAU
18BUREAU EXCHANGE
19BURSA
20CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
21CHAMBER OF MANUFACTURERS
22CHARTERED
23COLLEGE
24COMMONWEALTH
25CONSEIL
26CONSUMER
27COUNCIL
28CREDIT
29CROWN
30DANA
31DEWAN PENGELUARAN
32DEWAN PERNIAGAAN & PERINDUSTRIAN
33DIRAJA
34E E C
35EEC
36EKSEKUTOR
37EXCHANGE
38EXECUTOR
39FAIR PRICE
40FEDERAL
41FEDERATION
42FINANCE
43FINANCIAL
44FOUNDATION
45FUND
46GUARANTEE
47HARGA PATUT
48IMPERIAL
49INSTITUT
50INSTITUTE
51INSURAN
52INSURANCE
53INSURANS
54INSURER
55INSURERS
56INVEST
57INVESTMENT
58JAMINAN
59JURUBANK
60KEBANGSAAN
61KEWANGAN
62KHAZANAH
63KING
64KOLEJ
65KREDIT
66LEASE
67LEASING
68M C A
69M I C
70MADE IN MALAYSIA
71MAHA MULIA
72MAHKOTA
73MAJLIS
74MCA
75MENTERI
76MERCHANT BANK
77MIC
78MINISTER
79MINISTRY
80NASIONAL
81NATIONAL
82NATO
83NEGARA
84NEGERI
85O I C
86O P E C
87OIC
88OPEC
89P A S
90P K R
91PAJAKAN
92PAS
93PEJABAT PENDAFTAR
94PEJABAT PENDAFTARAN
95PELABURAN
96PENGGUNA
97PERBENDAHARAAN
98PERDANA
99PERMAISURI
100PERSEKUTUAN
101PKR
102PRIME
103PRINCE
104PRINCESS
105PUTERA
106PUTERI
107PUTRA
108PUTRI
109QUEEN
110RAJA
111RAJA MUDA
112REGENCY
113REGENSI
114REGENT
115REGISTER
116REGISTRY
117ROYAL
118ROYALE
119STATE
120TABUNG
121TAULIAH
122TREASURY
123TRUST
124TUANKU
125UMNO
126UNESCO
127UNIT TRUST
128UNIVERSITI
129UNIVERSITY
130URUSAN BANK
131YANG MAHA MULIA
132YANG MULIA
133YANG/MAHA MULIA
134YAYASAN

Controlled Words:

1ACCOUNTANT
2ACCOUNTING
3ADH DHAHIRU
4ADL DLOOR
5AEROSPACE
6AGEN HARTANAH
7AHLI EKONOMI TANAH
8AIR
9AIRCRAFT
10AIRLINES
11AIRPORT
12AIRWAY
13AIRWAYS
14AKAUNTAN
15AL A449RAHMAN
16AL ADHIMU
17AL ‘AFWU
18AL AHADU
19AL AKHIRU
20AL AKRAMU
21AL A’LA
22AL A’LAMU
23AL ‘ALIMU
24AL ‘ALIYYU
25AL AWWALU
26AL ‘AZIZU
27AL BARI’U
28AL BARRU
29AL BASHIRON
30AL BASHIRU
31AL BATHINU
32AL FATTAH
33AL GHAFFAR
34AL GHAFUR
35AL GHANIYYU
36AL HADI
37AL HAFIDZU
38AL HAKIMU
39AL HALIMU
40AL HAMID
41AL HAQ
42AL HASIB
43AL HAYYI
44AL JABBAR
45AL JABBARU
46AL JAMI’U
47AL KAAFI
48AL KABIRU
49AL KARIM
50AL KHABIRU
51AL KHALIQU
52AL KHALLAQ
53AL LATHIFU
54AL MAJID
55AL MALIK
56AL MANSOOR
57AL MANSOR
58AL MANSUR
59AL MATIN
60AL MAULA
61AL MUDHILLU
62AL MUGHNI
63AL MUHAIMINU
64AL MUHITHU
65AL MUHITON
66AL MUHYI
67AL MU’IDU
68AL MU’IZZU
69AL MUJIB
70AL MUKHSHI
71AL MUKMINU
72AL MUNTAQIMU
73AL MUQITU
74AL MUQNI
75AL MUQTADIRU
76AL MUSHAWIRU
77AL MUSHAWWIRU
78AL MUSTA’ANU
79AL MUTA’ALI
80AL MUTAKABBIR
81AL QADIRU
82AL QAHHAR
83AL QAHIR
84AL QARIB
85AL QAWIYYU
86AL QAYYUMU
87AL QODIIRON
88AL QUDDUSU
89AL RAHIM
90AL WADUUD
91AL WAHHAB
92AL WAHIDU
93AL WAKILU
94AL WALI
95AL WALIYYU
96AL WARITSU
97AL WASII’AN
98AL WASI’U
99AL’AFWU
100AL-JABBAR
101AL-RAHIM
102AL-RAHMAN
103AMIL
104AN NASHIR
105AN NUR
106APAC
107APB
108AR RAHIMU
109AR RAQIBU
110AR RA’UFU
111AR RAZZAQU
112ARCHITECT
113ARITA
114ARKITEK
115AS SALAMU
116AS SAMI’U
117ASH SAHAMADU
118ASH SHADIQU
119ASSOCIATION
120ASTRO
121ASY SYAHIDU
122ASY SYAKIRU
123ASY SYAKUR
124AT TAWWABAN
125AT TAWWABU
126AUDITOR
127AVIATION
128BAITULMAL
129BEKAS POLIS
130BEKAS TENTERA
131BERHAD
132BERJAYA
133BERNAMA
134BERSIH, CEKAP & AMANAH
135BIOPURE
136BMW
137BNM
138BSN
139BUILDING CREDIT DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
140BUREAU DE CHANGE
141C S L
142C.S.L
143CAMBRIDGE
144CCM
145CELCOM
146CHASE
147CIBER
148CLINIC
149COOP
150COOPERATIVE
151CORP
152CORPORATION
153CRYPTO
154CSL
155CUKAI
156CURRENCY EXCHANGE
157CYBER
158D G
159DAFA
160DEPOSIT TAKING
161DG
162DIGI
163DINAR
164DISCOUNT HOUSE
165E S Q
166ECER
167EHRAM MUKJIZAH
168EKUINAS
169ENGINEER
170EON
171ESQ
172ESTATE AGENT
173FACTORING
174FALUN DAFA
175FARAID
176FARMASI
177FELCRA
178FELDA
179FOREIGN EXCHANGE
180FOREIGN EXCHANGE BROKER
181FOREX
182FOREX EXCHANGE
183FRANCAIS
184FRANCHISE
185FREEMASON
186FUTURES BROKER
187FUTURES EXCHANGE
188FUTURES TRADING ADVISER
189GABEM
190GAMBLING
191GENTING
192GMP
193GOLF BARGAINS
194GREEN A
195GREENA
196HAIRVEN
197HALAL
198HICKS-WOODE
199HICOM
200HINDRAF
201HOME STAY
202HOMESTAY
203HOUSE AGENT
204HOUSE BROKER
205IKIM
206IKIM FM
207IKIMFM
208INC
209INCORPORATED
210INCORPORATION
211INTEL
212INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANISATION (ICPO-I
213IRDA
214ISIS
215ISLAM
216JALUR GEMILANG
217JATIDIRI
218JUDI
219JURU UKUR
220JURUTERA
221K.LUMPUR 2001
222K.LUMPUR 2006
223KEMUDI TIMUR
224KENYIR
225KLIA
226KLINIK
227KOOP
228KOPERASI
229KULIM HI-TECH
230LABUAN OFFSHORE
231LABUAN TRUST COMPANY
232LAND AGENT
233LENOVO
234LICENSING
235LIQUOR
236LITIGATION
237LOSS ADJUSTER
238LOTERI
239M S C
240MACRES
241MALAY RESERVES
242MALAYSIA BOLEH
243MARA
244MAS
245MASJID
246MASTERSKILL
247MASTERSKILL
248MASTERSKILLS
249MAXIS
250MEDICAL CENTRE
251MEDICAL HALL
252MIDA
253MIDDLE MAN
254MIDDLEMAN
255MIDF
256MINI
257MODENAS
258MONEY BROKER
259MONEY CHANGER
260MONEY EXCHANGE
261MONEY LENDER
262MSC
263MULTI MEDIA SUPER CORRIDOR
264MUSTAQIM
265MUTTAQIM
266MYCOID
267NARISIA
268NAZA
269NCER
270NIRVANA
271ORANG TENGAH
272PEMBERI PINJAM WANG
273PEMINJAM WANG
274PENGGURUP WANG
275PENIAGA MATA WANG ASING
276PENILAI
277PENTAKSIR
278PENTIUM
279PERAKAUNAN
280PERBADANAN
281PERCUKAIAN
282PERJUDIAN
283PERNAS
284PERODUA
285PERTUBUHAN
286PERUBATAN ALTERNATIF
287PERUNDING CUKAI
288PERUNDING HARTA
289PETRONAS
290PHARMACEUTICAL
291PKFZ
292PNB
293PORT KLANG FREE ZONE
294PROPERTY AGENT
295PROTON
296PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT
297PUSAT SERANTA PENGURUSAN HUTAN
298PUTRAJAYA
299RAKYAT 1 MALAYSIA
300RAKYAT ONE MALAYSIA
301RAKYAT SATU MALAYSIA
302RAKYAT SATU MALAYSIA
303RAKYAT1MALAYSIA
304REPUBLIK
305REZAB MELAYU
306RICHWORK
307RICHWORKS
308ROLLS-ROYCE
309RUFAQA
310RUPUBLIC
311SAIBER
312SCHOOL
313SDC
314SECURITIES TRADING MARKET
315SIBER
316SMECORP
317SSM
318STARBUCK
319STARBUCKS
320STOCK EXCHANGE
321STOCK MARKET
322SUNWAY
323SURVEYOR
324SWAROVSKI
325SWEEPSTAKE
326SYARIKAT LUAR PESISIR
327SYBER
328T Y T
329TACO BELL
330TAKAFUL
331TAX
332TAX ADVISOR
333TAX CONSULTANT
334TAXATION
335TELEKOM
336TILIK NASIB
337TOP SPEED
338TOPZ
339TRADITIONAL MEDICINE
340TRUSTEE
341TUKARAN MATA WANG ASING
342TUKARAN MATAWANG
343TUKARAN WANG
344TYCO
345TYT
346UIA
347UITM
348UKM
349UM
350UNDERWRITER
351UNIMAS
352UPM
353USANA
354USM
355UUM
356WAKAF
357WASIAT
358WAWASAN 2020

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Ms. Sharon Ng is the senior executive of NBC Group of Companies and is also the Pro Editor of NBC Blog.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Hi! Good info here, a quick inquiry, if i do want to use any of those words, then which ministry should I seek request from? please advice. thank you…

    • Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs or from the relevant government agencies

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