on 26 January 1959 under the Central Bank of Malaysia Act 1958 (CBA 1958).
The CBA 1958 has been repealed by the Central Bank of Malaysia Act 2009
which became effective on 25 November 2009. It is a statutory body wholly
owned by the Government of Malaysia with the paid-up capital progressively
increased, currently at RM100 million. The Bank reports to the Minister of
Finance, Malaysia and keeps the Minister informed of matters pertaining to
monetary and financial sector policies.
major role of the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is the prudent conduct of monetary
policy, which has seen generally low and stable inflation for decades and
thereby, preserving the purchasing power of the ringgit. The Bank is
responsible for bringing about financial system stability and fostering a
sound and progressive financial sector. The Bank actively promotes financial
inclusion, which has led to improved access to financial services for all
economic sectors and segments of society, thereby supporting balanced
The Bank also plays a significant developmental role, including development
of financial system infrastructure with major emphasis placed on building
the nation's efficient and secured payment systems as well as the necessary
institutions (including Securities Commission, KLSE, now known as Bursa
Malaysia and Credit Guarantee Corporation) which are important towards
building a comprehensive, robust and resilient financial system.
BNM have 5 branches in Malaysia and have 3 overseas representative offices
located at New York, London and Beijing.
Bank Negara Malaysia
Bank Negara Malaysia
Jalan Dato' Onn
P.O. Box 10922
50929 Kuala Lumpur
+603 2698 8044
+603 2691 2990
Monday - Friday : 9.00am - 5.00pm
In achieving the functions as mentioned above, the Bank commits itself to
providing effective support functions through a sound banking and financial
control system, appropriate information system and the development of
competent and qualified staff.
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