In Malaysia, chemicals licence/permit is issued under the Poison Act 1952 by the Pharmacy Enforcement at State level.
Yakuhin's approved list of poisons is updated periodically.
Type A Licence: issued to a pharmacist to import, store and deal generally by wholesale and retail or by wholesale only or by retail only.
Type B Licence: issued to any person whom the Licensing Officer may consider to be fit and proper person to hold such licence, or issued to a responsible officer of a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1965 to import, store and sell by wholesale such poisons (not being a Group A Poison) as may be specified in such licence.
Type E Licence: issued to any person who in the course of his business uses Sodium Hydroxide in such substantial quantity that the Licencing Officer deems it appropriate to issue to him a licence to import, store and use Sodium Hydroxide
Permit to purchase, store and use Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH): issued to a person who purchase, store and use Sodium Hydroxide for the purpose as stated in the permit.