Definition of "Malaysian Ship" under subsection 54A(6) - "means a sea going ship registered as such under the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 other than a ferry, barge, tug-boat, supply vessel, crew boat, lighter, dredger, fishing boat or other similar vessel".
To confirm the ship you are working with is Malaysian Registered Ship, free yourself to check from the Marine Department Online Services on the address below:
This is to ensure that your salary will not be deducted by your employer, moreover, it is advisable you forward your inquiry to the Malaysian Inland Revenue Board (MIRB),
also known as Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN), just in case it happen, get a letter from MIRB/LHDN and stop this unnecessary deduction of wages.
2010 - Year of the Seafarer