The Malaysian Government will introduce the Euro-5 standards as the Malaysia Petrol Standards and the Malaysia Diesel Standards. For this purpose, the First and Second Schedules of the Environmental Quality (Control of Petrol and Diesel Properties) Regulations 2007 which respectively set out the Malaysian Petrol Standards and the Malaysian Diesel Standards will be replaced by the new First and Second Schedules set out in the Environmental Quality (Control of Petrol and Diesel Properties) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 gazetted on 26 March 2021.

The requirements for various properties comprised in the two standards and applicable test methods will be introduced on a staggered basis, with the new requirements for the Malaysian Petrol Standards being introduced from 1 September 2025 to 1 September 2027, and those for the Malaysian Diesel Standards being introduced from 1 April 2021 to 1 April 2023.

The new and more environmentally friendly standards will be welcomed in the country’s quest to reduce carbon emissions.