Can we take chocolates in hand baggage? It is roughly about 5 kg. Or should it be only in checkin baggage?
Do you mean you want to bring 5 kilos of chocolate from India to Malaysia? Chocolate is available there you know.
I don't know whether or not there are any restrictions but unless you put it in a cooler container in your checked luggage, it would melt and be a horrible mess at the end of your journey.
I have taken chocolates from Australia to Malaysia and several other Asian countries many times (30 times or more), inside checked baggage. Never had any problem and they were always in excellent condition when I reached my destinations. It is not possible to melt during the flight as luggage storage areas in the plane are at sub zero temperatures (like inside a freezer). If bags are over exposed to sunlight before and after the flight there is a possibility of melting of chocolates.