Malaysian Government Bodies

The highest level of bodies in the Malaysian government would surely be the ministries. They will change according to the current ruling government with the latest set up being:

  1. Prime Minister’s Department
  2. Jabatan Perdana Menteri (JPM)
  3. Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA)
  4. Ministry of Communication and Multimedia (KKMM)
  5. Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)
  6. Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP)
  7. Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA)
  8. Ministry of Education (KPM)
  9. Ministry of Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment (MESTECC)
  10. Ministry of Entrepreneurial Development (MED)
  11. Ministry of Federal Territories (KWP)
  12. Ministry of Finance (MOF)
  13. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (KLN/Wisma Putra)
  14. Ministry of Health (KKM)
  15. Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN)
  16. Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT)
  17. Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR)
  18. Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
  19. Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI)
  20. Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB)
  21. Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture (MOTAC)
  22. Ministry of Transport (MOT)
  23. Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATSA)
  24. Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM)
  25. Ministry of Works (KKR)
  26. Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS)

Prime Minister’s Department

This is the ministry led by the prime minister with agencies involving in specialized portfolios. They include:

  1. The National Palace
  2. Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)
  3. Deputy Prime Minister’s Office (DPMO)
  4. National Branding Unit
  5. Socioeconomic Development of Indian Community Unit (SEDIC)
  6. Special Implementation Task Force (SITF)
  7. Special Secretariat for the Empowerment of Indian Entrepreneurs (SEED)
  8. Chief Secretary’s Office
  9. Attorney General’s Chamber (AGC)
  10. Cabinet, Constitution and Intergovernmental Affairs Division (BKPP)
  11. Civic and Citizenship Bureau (BTN)
  12. Legal Affairs Division (BHEUU)
  13. Legal Aid Department (JBG)
  14. Legal and Judicial Training Institute (ILKAP)
  15. Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU)
  16. Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (SPRM)
  17. Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM)
  18. National Audit Department (JANM)
  19. National Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC)
  20. National Security Council (MKN)
  21. Public Complaints Bureau (BPA/PCB)
  22. Public Service Commission (SPA)
  23. Legal and Judicial Service Commission (SPKP)
  24. Public Service Department (JPA)
  25. And others

Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

This ministry helps to grow the agricultural and other related sectors of Malaysia with the help of the following agencies:

  1. Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
  2. Farmers’ Organisation Authority (LPP)
  3. Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA)
  4. Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority (LKIM)
  5. Muda Agricultural Development Authority(MADA)
  6. Malaysian Pineapple Industrial Authority (LPNM)
  7. Kemubu Agricultural Development Authority (KADA)
  8. Department of Agriculture (DOA)
  9. Department of Veterinary Service (DVS)
  10. Department of Fisheries (DOF)
  11. Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services (MAQIS)
  12. TEKUN Nasional
  13. Agrobank

Ministry of Communication and Multimedia

This is the ministry involves in digital content and all related issues to it. The departments under this ministry include:

  1. Department of Broadcasting (RTM)
  2. Department of Information (JAPEN)
  3. Department of Personal Data Protection (JPDP)
  4. Tun Abdul Razak Institute for Broadcasting and Information (IPPTAR)
  5. Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (SKMM)
  6. Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
  7. Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA)
  8. National Film Development Corporation (FINAS)

Ministry of Defence

Responsible for the overall safety and peace of the country, MinDef has offices under its purview which include:

  1. Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM)
  2. Armed Forces Retirees’ Affairs Corporation (PERHEBAT)
  3. Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MIDAS)
  4. National Service Training Department (JLKN)
  5. Science and Technology Research Institute for Defence (STRIDE)

Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs

This ministry handles the issues for consumers and trades within the country and is assisted by agencies like:

  1. Companies Commission (SSM)
  2. Competition Commission (MyCC)
  3. Co-operatives Commission (SKM)
  4. Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation (MyIPO)
  5. Malaysian Co-operative College (MKM)
  6. Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (PNS)

Ministry of Economic Affairs

Quite a new ministry, it takes over several portfolios from the past government under:

  1. Economic Planning Unit (EPU)
  2. Public-Private Partnership Unit (UKAS)

Ministry of Education

Handles and regulate the education sector of the country, this ministry has the following agencies under its wing:

  1. Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP)
  2. Higher Education Department (JPT)
  3. Malaysian Examination Council (MPM)
  4. Malaysian Institute of Translation & Books (ITBM)
  5. Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA)
  6. National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN)
  7. Polytechnic and Community College Education Department (JPPKK)

Ministry of Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment

The following agencies are tasked to fulfill the objectives of this ministry:

  1. Atom Energy Licensing Board (LPTA/AELB)
  2. Department of Environment (JAS/DOE)
  3. Malaysian Chemistry Department (JKM)
  4. Malaysian Meteorological Department (MMD/MET Malaysia)
  5. Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuclear Malaysia)
  6. Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA)
  7. Malaysian Standards Department (JSM/Standards Malaysia)
  8. Malaysian Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA)
  9. National Science Centre (PSN)
  10. National Space Agency (ANGKASA)
  11. Energy Commission (ST)
  12. CyberSecurity Malaysia
  13. Malaysia Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia)
  14. Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC)
  15. National Institutes of Biotechnology Malaysia (NIBM)
  16. MIMOS Berhad

Ministry of Federal Territories

The following agencies are among those under this ministry:

  1. Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)
  2. Kampong Bharu Development Corporation (PKB)
  3. Putrajaya Corporation (PPj)
  4. Federal Territories’ Sports Council (MSWP)

Ministry of Finance

Perhaps the most important ministry among all, it involves the national treasury as well as:

  1. Accountant-General’s Department (ANM)
  2. Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM)
  3. Bursa Malaysia Berhad
  4. Central Bank of Malaysia
  5. Employees’ Provident Fund
  6. Inland Revenue Board
  7. Khazanah Nasional Berhad
  8. Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA)
  9. Langkawi Development Authority (LADA)
  10. Retirement Fund, Inc. (KWAP)
  11. Securities Commission (SC)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Involves in managing Malaysia’s ties with other nations and missions overseas, MFA has the following agencies:

  1. ASEAN-Malaysia National Secretariat
  2. Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR)
  3. Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter Terrorism (SEARCCT)
  4. National Authority for Chemical Weapons’ Convention (NACWC)

Ministry of Health

This agency manages the following agencies as well as health-related centres:

  1. Malaysian Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC)
  2. Medical Device Authority (MDA)
  3. Institute for Medical Research (IMR)
  4. Institute for Health Systems Research (IHSR)
  5. Clinical Research Centre (CRC)
  6. National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  7. National Blood Centre (PDN)
  8. Children’s Dental Centre[17]

Ministry of Home Affairs

Agencies under this ministry include:

  1. Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM)
  2. Malaysian Prison Department
  3. National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK)
  4. National Registration Department (JPN)
  5. Registry of Societies (ROS)
  6. Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM)
  7. Film Censorship Board of Malaysia (LPF)

Ministry of Housing and Local Government

The following agencies are under this ministry:

  1. Department of Local Governments (JKT)
  2. Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM)
  3. National Landscape Department (JLN)
  4. National Housing Department (JPN)
  5. National Solid Waste Management Department (JPSPN)
  6. Urban and Rural Planning Department of Peninsular Malaysia (JPBD)
  7. Housing and Local Government Training Institute (i-KPKT)

Ministry of Human Resources

Responsible for managing human capital within Malaysia, the following agencies are involved:

  1. Department of Industrial Relations (JPP)
  2. Department of Manpower (JTM)
  3. Department of Occupational Safety and Health (JKKP/DOSH)
  4. Department of Skills Development (JPK/DSD)
  5. Department of Trade Union Affairs (JHEKS)
  6. Industrial Courts (MP)
  7. Human Resources Development Fund
  8. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health(NIOSH)
  9. Social Security Organisation (PERKESO/SOCSO)

Ministry of International Trade and Industry

The following are bodies under MITI:

  1. Halal Industry Development Corporation
  2. Malaysian Automotive Institute(MAI)
  3. Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)
  4. Malaysian Industrial Development Finance(MIDF)
  5. Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
  6. Malaysian Productivity Corporation (MPC)
  7. SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp)

Ministry of Primary Industries

This Ministry is managed with agencies like:

  1. Malaysian Cocoa Board (LKM)
  2. Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC)
  3. Malaysian Timber Council(MTC)

Ministry of Rural Development

This ministry is assisted by agencies including, although not limited to:

  1. Community Development Department (KEMAS)
  2. Indigenous Community Affairs Department (JAKOA)
  3. Institute for Rural Advancement (INFRA)
  4. Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)
  5. Federal Land Combination and Recovery Authority (FELCRA)
  6. Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA)

Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture

A crucial ministry to preserve and develop the arts and culture of Malaysia, it is helped by agencies like:

  1. Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC)
  2. Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB)
  3. Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation (PKKM)
  4. Malaysian National Library (PNM)
  5. National Culture and Art Department (JKKN)
  6. National Culture, Art and Heritage Academy (ASWARA)
  7. National Heritage Department (JWN)
  8. National Visual Arts Development Board (LPSVN)
  9. Tourism Malaysia

Ministry of Transport

The following statutory bodies make up this ministry.

  1. Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM)
  2. Land Public Transport Agency (APAD)
  3. Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS)
  4. Marine Department of Malaysia (JLM)
  5. Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA)
  6. Road Safety Department (JKJR)
  7. Road Transport Department (JPJ)

Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources

This ministry is helped by the following agencies:

  1. Department of Biosafety (JBK)
  2. Department of Forestry of Peninsular Malaysia (JPSM)
  3. Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS/DID)
  4. Department of Marine Parks (JTLM/DMPM)
  5. Department of Mineral and Geoscience (JMG)
  6. Department of the Director General of Land and Mines (JKPTG)
  7. Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN)
  8. Malaysian Mapping and Survey Department (JUPEM)
  9. National Land and Survey Institute (INSTUN)

Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development

This ministry is made up of the following:

  1. National Family and Community Development Board (LPPKN)
  2. Community Welfare Department (JKM)
  3. NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women (NIEW)
  4. Institute of Social, Malaysia (ISM)
  5. Women Development Department (JPW)

Ministry of Works

The following assist this ministry:

  1. Public Works Department (JKR)
  2. Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)
  3. Malaysian Highway Board (LLM)
  4. Board of Engineers of Malaysia (BEM)
  5. Board of Architects, Malaysia (LAM)
  6. Board of Surveyors of Malaysia (LJT)

Ministry of Youth and Sports

This ministry is involved in developing the youth and sporting sector in the country helped by the following agencies:

  1. Anti-Doping Agency of Malaysia (ADAMAS)
  2. Malaysian Youth Development Research Institute (IPPBM)
  3. National Sports Council (MSN/NSC)
  4. National Sports Institute (ISN)
  5. National Youth and Sports Department (JBSN)
  6. Office of the Sports Commissioner (PPS)
  7. Registry of Youth Societies (ROY)

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