Private Investigators are issued licenses under the Private Agencies Act 1971

Malaysian Private Investigators are issued licenses under the Private Agencies Act 1971 and are under the purview of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

In Malaysia, the profession of private investigator is governed by the Private Agency Act 1971 .

In order to operate a Private Investigation company, it is required to set up a Sdn Bhd’s company where 30% of the shareholding and one of the Board of Directors must be an ex-police officer or army with a minimum rank of ASP or Captain.

What is a Private Investigator? (general definition, commonly known)

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When you search online you will find that a freelance detective typically carries out investigations on behalf of private clients.

Synonyms for private investigator are:

  • detective
  • operative
  • enquiry agent
  • private eye
  • PI
  • sleuth
  • snoop
  • private dick
  • peeper
  • shamus
  • gumshoe
  • hawkshaw
  • sherlock
  • Pinkerton

In wikipedia we found this description: “A private investigator (often abbreviated to PI and informally called a private eye), a private detective, or inquiry agent, is a person who can be hired by individuals, groups or NGOs to undertake investigatory law services. Private investigators often work for attorneys in civil and criminal cases.”

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_investigator