Comprising entirely of National Football Development Programme (NFDP) players, head coach Lim Teong Kim's selection includes 10 players from Raja Azlan Shah Raja Soib's squad that finished third at the 2018 AFF U-16 Youth Championship.
However, there are no places for Asman Asrul Sukarnain, Fahmi Daniel Zaaim and Nuh Azlan Syah Yusof, who contributed five goals in total for the young Tigers at the tournament in Indonesia last month.
Malaysia, whose best AFC U-16 achievement was reaching the quarter-finals in 2014, begin their campaign against Tajikistan on September 20, followed by Thailand (September 23) and Japan (September 26).
The four teams that progress to the semi-finals automatically qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru.
|1||Abdul Alim Al-Amri Ali||16||Goalkeeper|
|2||Sikh Izhan Nazrel Sikh Azman||16||Goalkeeper|
|3||Syahmi Adib Haikal Shukri||15||Goalkeeper|
|4||Ahmad Zikri Khalili||16||Defender|
|5||Ali Imran Sukari||16||Defender|
|7||Alif Abdul Mutalib||16||Defender|
|8||Azannis Adzri Abdul Halim||15||Defender|
|10||Firdaus Bin Ramli||16||Defender|
|13||Alif Daniel Abdul Aziz||16||Midfielder|
|15||Harith Haiqal Adam Afkar||16||Midfielder|
|17||Syukur Fariz Januri||15||Midfielder|
|18||Umar Hakeem Suhar Rezwan||16||Midfielder|
|19||Amirul Azzim Ruzki||16||Forward|
|21||Harith Naem Jaineh||16||Forward|
|22||Luqman Hakim Shamsudin||16||Forward|
|23||Najmudin Akmal Kamal Akmal||15||Forward|