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:

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

Controlled Words:

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

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