China Leads MM2H Program: Malaysia Plans Enhanced Requirements for Increased Global Participation

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In a notable revelation by Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing, the Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, China nationals currently hold the lion’s share of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) pass holders, numbering 24,765 as of January 31 this year. This figure significantly outpaces other countries, making them the largest group among the total 56,066 active MM2H pass holders, a fact underscored in a detailed parliamentary response on March 11.

Following China, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Bangladesh, and the United Kingdom also contribute sizable contingents to the MM2H community, highlighting the program’s appeal across diverse global regions. Additionally, Taiwan, the United States, Singapore, and India each boast over 1,000 participants, showcasing the program’s wide-reaching impact.

The Malaysian Tourism Ministry is actively collaborating with the Home Ministry and the Immigration Department to refine the MM2H program. The aim is to make Malaysia an even more attractive destination for tourists and foreign investors by adjusting key program requirements based on extensive feedback from stakeholders and industry players. The revised conditions under consideration include age eligibility, financial capability, minimum residency periods, the duration of MM2H passes, and simplifying property ownership for participants.


These potential improvements are part of Malaysia’s commitment to not only enhance the MM2H program but also to ensure the country’s national security. Applicants will be required to provide a Certificate of Good Conduct from their home or current countries, affirming their suitability for the program.

As Malaysia gears up to present the updated MM2H guidelines to the Cabinet, the anticipation grows among prospective applicants and stakeholders. The revamp aims to bolster Malaysia’s position as a premier destination for long-term international residents, promising a blend of cultural richness, economic opportunities, and a high quality of life.

This initiative reflects Malaysia’s strategic approach to global integration, emphasizing the nation’s openness to international citizens while safeguarding its interests and security. With these upcoming enhancements, the MM2H program is set to open new horizons for Malaysia, inviting a wave of global citizens to call it their second home.

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