The 2014 edition is the 88th season of Malaysia Cup and began on August with a preliminary round. A total of 16 teams took part in this prestigious competition. The teams are divided into 4 groups of 4. The group leaders and runners-up teams in the groups after 6 matches qualify to the quarterfinals.
Pahang are the defending champions, having beaten Kelantan 1-0 in last season's final.
In this competition, the top 10 teams from 2014 Malaysia Super League is joined by the top 4 teams from 2014 Malaysia Premier League. The remaining 2 teams from 2014 Malaysia Super League and the team who finished 5th and 6th place in the 2014 Malaysia Premier League will battle it out in the playoffs for the remaining 2 spots. The teams will be drawn into four groups of four teams.