Telephone Numbers in Malaysia

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To call internationally from Malaysia:
Dial exit code followed by country code and number
Exit code:
00 + country code + Tel no
To call internationally to Malaysia:
Dial entry code, area code, then Malaysian number excluding initial 0
Entry code:
60 + area code + Tel no
Ambulance Tel: 999
Emergency from a mobile phone
Tel: 994
Tel: 112
Directory Enquiries Tel: 103
Find an international dialling code Website

Making Calls Within Malaysia

With the exception of local state calls, all calls -, whether to an out-of-state landline or mobile telephone, use a different prefix.

Dialling local numbers:

There are no prefixes. Most numbers within Kuala Lumpur and the state of Selangor have eight digits. Other states within the Peninsula have seven digits, but East Malaysia has only six digits.

  • To make a local call, dial the eight-digit number to be connected

Dialling out-of-state numbers:

Each state has a two-digit area code prefix, for example, 03, 04, or 05, which is followed by the telephone number. The exception is East Malaysia, which has an area code consisting of a three-digit prefix, 088.

  • To call an out-of-state number, dial the area code followed by the telephone number. For example, dial 0 which is the out-of-state access number, plus 3 which is the Selangor area code, plus the telephone number

Dialling mobile numbers:

Mobile numbers do not have area codes, but unique service provider codes. To dial a mobile telephone number, dial the service provider code (013, 012, 017, 016), followed by the mobile number.

Calls to mobiles are charged at a higher rate than to out-of-state landline numbers.

Telephone Directories

The Malaysian Yellow Pages are available online in English.

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