The Association was established in 1955, dedicated to the promotion and advancement of Science and Technology (S&T) in Malaysia. MSA is recognised by the Malaysian Government Ministries charged with the development of S&T. Membership is opened to all qualified persons and scientists residing or working in Malaysia.
To promote the advancement of science and technology in Malaysia and disseminate scientific knowledge
To stimulate and encourage the understanding and study of scientific and technological and socio-economic problems, in particular those of national interest
To coordinate activities of professional scientific bodies, promote greater inter-disciplinary cooperation and encourage simultaneous development of the different scientific disciplines
To represent scientific opinion in Malaysia and act as an independent professional body
To maintain liaison with scientists internationally and to cooperate in international scientific programmes
To recognise outstanding contributions to the advancement of science.
The registered office is located in the surburbs of Petaling Jaya city, just a short distance outside the capital city and centre of Kuala Lumpur. Access to the office is convenient with ample parking, and by rail and a short walk. Members may visit the office to meet or for fellowship, or to organise activities in line with the Objectives of the Association.