Malaysia doesn’t have a city-by-city government film commission, and location shooting permits are usually obtained by building owners, business owners, or the city council. When filming in a public areas, a shooting permit is required from the city council. If your project requires traffic to be blocked or a total road closure, the city council will also need to be informed on top of coordination with the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).
In East Malaysia, most parks including terrestrial and marine parks are managed under the state park. There are also additional provincial and local permits to apply for, especially if you plan to shoot in protected areas or areas under jurisdiction of Forestry or Wildlife Departments.