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Region Asia
Population 27496000
GDP (millions USD) 186482
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction commercial prohibited
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis no policy
Reproductive cloning PROHIBITED
Research cloning PROHIBITED
Sex selection Social uses prohibited
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote abstained
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention RATIFIED


Key laws and policies

Assisted Reproduction

Malaysian Medical Council, Guideline of the Malaysian Medical Council, 003/2006 - Assisted Reproduction, available at, (accessed 22 February 2015).


Malaysia is a Muslim-majority nation where Islam is the official religion. There is currently a fatwa (an Islamic religious ruling) banning surrogacy. The fatwa was issued in 2008 by the National Council of Islamic Religious Affairs.

Prohibited practices

  • Research on gametes or embryos
  • Surrogacy
  • Cloning
  • Commercial trading in eggs, sperm, or embryos
  • Posthumous use of gametes
  • Use of ART by unmarried people

Permitted and regulated practices

The guidelines permit:

  • Sex selection for medical reasons
  • Egg, sperm, and embryo donation

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