In Malaysia, high leverage forex brokers and other financial services companies are regulated by either the Securities Commission Malaysia (SCM) or the Labuan Financial Services Authority (LFSA), depending on where the company is based. In either case, trading leverage is generally high in Malaysia, with a maximum leverage of 1:500.
In addition to already offering high trading leverage, regulators in Malaysia introduced new guidelines for leveraged CFD trading in the country in 2018. With the new rules, operating in Malaysia has become much more straightforward for forex & CFD brokers. It is therefore expected that more brokers will be setting up offices in Malaysia in the coming years.