Malaysia and the United Kingdom joined Australia and Singapore on Tuesday in banning Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft from their airspace, following a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia.
The statement noted there had been "two fatal aircraft accidents involving the Boeing 737 MAX 8 in less than five months".
No Malaysian carriers currently operate the model, the aviation authority said.
It did not say which airlines regularly operate the planes in the country's airspace.
However, flag carrier Malaysia Airlines has ordered a number of 737 MAX aircraft, and the government on Monday ordered an urgent review into the planned purchase.