National members

Our national members are independent, national organizations that develop and run the national forest certification system in their country. 

Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC)

The Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme was first endorsed in 2009 and was re-endorsed in 2014. The system maintained its endorsement in June 2021.

Malaysian national system endorsement certificate 135.74 KB

2020 system elements

Sustainable forest management standard
Sustainable forest management standard (plantation)Yes
Sustainable forest management standard (trees outside forests)No
Group certification requirementsYes
Chain of custody requirements (PEFC International)Yes
Certification body requirements for chain of custody (PEFC International)Yes
Full system documentationYes

Endorsement milestones

To maintain its PEFC endorsement, the system must meet specific endorsement milestones. The first milestone is the start of the periodic review within five years of the national approval of the sustainable forest management standard.

  • National approval date: 5 March 2020
  • Review date: 5 March 2025
Malaysian national system endorsement milestones 137.60 KB

2020-21 system assessment

  • Status: Assessment finished, system endorsement maintained
  • Assessment Report
  • Type: Revised system 
  • Assessor: Form international
  • System submitted for assessment: 30 June 2020
  • Consultation: 18 August - 17 October 2020
  • Final assessment report submitted: 12 May 2021
  • Corrective actions submitted: 10 November 2021

Watch the recording of the webinar to find out more about this national system.

System history

  • Endorsement maintained: 1 June 2021
  • Re-endorsed: 29 July 2014
  • Endorsed: 1 May 2009
  • Joined PEFC: 22 November 2002


History before PEFC 

The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) was established in October 1998 to develop and operate the voluntary Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS). Our mission is to operate a credible and internationally recognised certification scheme towards promoting sustainable forest management in Malaysia.

What are the benefits of being part of the PEFC alliance?

The PEFC alliance has provided MTCC the needed platform to obtain international recognition and acceptance.

We appreciate the close cooperation and have benefited greatly through the sharing of valuable experiences from PEFC members to further enhance the implementation of forest management and chain of custody certification in Malaysia.


Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC)
Unit C-8-5, Block C, Megan Avenue 2, No.12 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan

The Team

Wetrom Bahanda

Dr. Farrah Shameen Mohamad Ashray 
Chief Executive Officer

Rasyidah Abdul Rahman 
Secretary to CEO

Sabrina Mawasi 
Deputy CEO

Integrity and governance

Faranuratika Saifuddin

Forest Management

Dr Agkillah Maniam

Syafiqah Asiah Sohaimi 
Clerk (Certification)

Chain of Custody

Akmal Saarani

Adibah Mohamad Aris 

Nur Fatin Athirah Ahmad Rizal

Administration and Finance

Noor Eshah Yat
Senior Manager

Aznira Kassim 
Senior Executive

Ahmad Muzhaffar Razali 
Executive (Human Resource & Administration)

Norashida Mat Zin 
Clerk (Admin)

Muhammad Farid Izad Abdul Ghani 

Communication and Marketing

Muhammad Hasif Azizan
Acting Director

Muhammad Arif Ridzuan Sharif
Executive Communication and Digital Marketing

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