Control over the use of radioactive substances has been in place since 1968 when Parliament passed the Radioactive Substances Act 1968. Due to the rapid development of atomic energy activities in Malaysia, more effective control is necessary. It was then that the Atomic Energy Licensing Act (Act 304) was passed by Parliament in April 1984.

In accordance with Section 3 of Act 304, on 1st February 1985 the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) was established and placed under the Prime Minister’s Department. AELB is a regulatory authority to enforce Act 304 and the subsidiary legislation. In 27th October, 1990, AELB was moved the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). AELB consists of five members appointed by the minister. These members are all qualified in atomic energy-related scientific and technical domains.



To ensure the use of atomic energy is safe, secure and safeguarded in order to protect the society, workers and the environment.


Regulate the use of atomic energy effectively based on the best international standards and practices for the prosperity of the people and the country.


An internationally recognized and trusted regulatory body for the control and supervision of atomic energy activities.

Quality Policy

We are committed to:

To provide license application services and enforcement of Act 304 with quality in order to meet the satisfaction of customers; and comply with the requirements of the Quality System through continuous improvement without overlooking the provisions of Act 304


Quality Objective

  1. Processing of license applications does not exceed the period specified in the Client Charter.
  2. Implementation of inspection in the licensee’s premises at least once during the license’s validity period.
  3. Provide a response to customer complaints within three (3) working days.
  4. Plan and implement training for at least seven days a year or 2 times of training a year for each staff member.

Management will also ensure that these quality policies and objectives are understood by every AELB employee.


Functions of the AELB are stipulated in the Act 304 as below:

  1. To advise the Minister and the Government of Malaysia on matters relating to this Act and developments pertaining thereto with particular reference to the implications of such developments for Malaysia;
  2. To exercise control and supervision over the production, application and use of atomic energy and matters incidental thereto;
  3. To establish, maintain and develop scientific and technical co-operation with such other bodies, institutions or organizations in relation to nuclear matters or atomic energy as the Board thinks fit for the purposes of this Act;
  4. Where so directed by the Government of Malaysia, to perform or provide for the performance of the obligations arising from agreements, conventions or treaties relating to nuclear matters or atomic energy to which Malaysia is a party where such agreements, conventions or treaties relate to the purposes of this Act; and
  5. To do such other things arising out of or consequential to the functions of the Board under this Act which are not inconsistent with the purposes of this Act, whether or not directed by the Minister.