Next tie 15-17 July 2016
Malaysia will travel to Kuwait in an Asia/Oceania Zone Group II relegation play-off, with the loser relegated to Zone Group III for 2017. The two teams have met four times previously, with both teams winning twice. Kuwait won the most recent meeting 2-1 in Zone Group III in 2012.
Last tie 4-6 March 2016
Malaysia lost 4-1 to Chinese Taipei in the opening round of 2016 Asia/Oceania Zone Group II. Mohd Assri Merzuki won the opening rubber for Malaysia, defeating Hung Jui-Chen in five sets. However, Malaysia would not win another set in the tie as Chinese Taipei won four consecutive straight-set matches to advance to the second round.
Malaysia have reached the Asia/Oceania Zone Group II second round on three occasions, in 1992, 2000 and 2001. They first played Davis Cup in 1957.