This report provides a summary of the anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) measures in Malaysia. It analyses the level of compliance with the FATF 40 Recommendations and the level of effectiveness of Malaysia’s AML/CFT system, and provides recommendations on how the system could be strengthened.

    Methods and Trends

  1. FATF: Money laundering and terrorist financing risks and vulnerabilities associated with gold
  2. FATF: Financing of the Terrorist Organisation Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant
  3. FATF: Financial flows linked to the production and trafficking of Afghan opiates
  4. FATF: Risk of terrorist abuse in non-profit organisations
  5. FATF: Virtual Currencies: Key Definitions and Potential AML/CFT Risks
  6. FATF: Money laundering and terrorist financing through trade in diamonds
  7. FATF: The role of Hawala and other similar service providers in money laundering and terrorist financing
  8. FATF: Terrorist Financing in West Africa
  9. FATF: Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Vulnerabilities of Legal Professionals
  10. FATF: Trade-based money laundering typologies
  11. FATF: Illicit Tobacco Trade
  12. FATF: Specific Risk Factors in the Laundering of Proceeds of Corruption - Assistance to reporting institutions
  13. FATF: The Emerging Terrorist Financing Risks
  14. FATF: Money Laundering Through the Physical Transportation of Cash
  15. FATF: Terrorist Financing West Central Africa
  16. APG Yearly Typologies Report 2013
  17. APG Yearly Typologies Report 2014
  18. APG Yearly Typologies Report 2015
  19. APG Yearly Typologies Report 2016
  20. APG Yearly Typologies Report 2017


  1. FATF: Guidance for a Risk-Based Approach to Virtual Currencies
  2. FATF: Risk-Based Approach for the Banking Sector
  3. FATF: FATF Guidance on Politically Exposed Persons
  4. FATF: Guidance for a Risk-Based Approach to Prepaid Cards, Mobile Payments and Internet-Based Payment Services
  5. FATF: AML/CFT Measures and Financial Inclusion
  6. BIS: Sound management of risks related to money laundering and financing of terrorism
  7. FATF: Guidance for a Risk-Based Approach for Money or Value Transfer Services
  8. FATF: Guidance Correspondent Banking Services
  9. FATF: Guidance for a Risk-Based Approach for Life Insurance Sector (New)
  10. FATF: Guidance for a Risk-Based Approach for Securities Sector (New)

    Training Material

  1. AML/CFT Awareness (English)
  2. AML/CFT Awareness (Bilingual)