Postal codes in Malaysia

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Postal codes in Malaysia, usually referred to as postcodes (Malay: poskod), are five digit numeric.

The first two digits of the postcode denote the state or federal territory (e.g. 42000 Port Klang, Selangor). However, postcode area boundaries may cross state borders, as areas near to state borders may be served by post offices located in another state, and therefore use postcodes of the assigned post offices.


Malaysia's current postcode system was initiated by M. Rajasingam, director-general of Pos Malaysia from 1976 to 1986. In 1976, only addresses in Kuala Lumpur had postcodes. Wanting to expand the postcode system to the whole country, Rajasingam enlisted the help of the French postal authorities. The postcode system made the process of sorting out mail smoother, as it was easier for machines to recognise the numbers. In 2014, Rajasingam was honoured with the Darjah Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN), which carries the title of "Datuk", for his contributions to the postal service.[1]


2-digit postcode areas Malaysia(defined through the first two postcode digits)

Listed below are the first 2 digits of codes assigned to each state and federal territory. The state capital for each state is indicated in brackets.

Federal Territories[edit]



  1. ^ Sivanandam, Hemananthani (9 June 2014). "Due recognition for man behind Malaysia's postcode system". The Star (Malaysia) (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Star Publications (M) Bhd). Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Deepest Underwater Post Box Launched At Pulau Layang-layang". Bernama. 7 August 2015. Archived from the original on 9 August 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 

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