Ministry of Communications and Digital

The Ministry of Communications and Digital (Malay: Kementerian Komunikasi dan Digital), is a ministry of the Government of Malaysia that is responsible for digitalisation, communications, multimedia, radio broadcasting, digital terrestrial television broadcasting, other media broadcasts, information, personal data protection, special affairs, media industry, film industry, domain name, postal, courier, mobile service, fixed service, broadband, digital signature, universal service, international broadcasting, and content.

Ministry of Communications and Digital
Kementerian Komunikasi dan Digital
Coat of arms of Malaysia
Ministry overview
Formed15 May 2013 (2013-05-15)
Preceding agencies
JurisdictionGovernment of Malaysia
HeadquartersLot 4G9, Persiaran Perdana, Precinct 4, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62100 Putrajaya
Employees8,356 (2019)
Annual budgetMYR 8,765,392,900 (2019)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Ministry executives
  • Dato' Sri Mohammad bin Mentek, Secretary-General
  • Mastura binti Ahmad Mustafa, Deputy Secretary-General (Strategic Communication and Creative Industry)
  • MA. Sivanesan, Deputy Secretary-General (Infrastructure of Telecommunication and Digital Economy)
  • Mazlan bin Abd Mutalib, Senior Under-Secretary (Management)

The Ministry is housed in the Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur.


  • Minister of Communications and Digital
    • Deputy Minister of Communications and Digital
      • Secretary-General
        • Under the Authority of Secretary-General
          • Legal Advisor Office
          • Corporate Communication Unit
          • Internal Audit Unit
          • Key Performance Indicator Unit
          • Integrity Unit
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Policy)
          • Strategic Planning Division
          • Communication Technology Division
          • International Division
          • Content Development Division
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Operations)
          • Strategic Communications Division
          • Control and Compliance Division
          • Infrastructure and Application Division
          • Central Agency Committee for Application for Filming and Performance by Foreign Artiste (PUSPAL) Unit
        • Senior Under-Secretary (Management)
          • Human Resources Management Division
          • Finance Division
          • Development Division
          • Management Services Division
          • Account Division
          • Information Management Division

Federal departments

  1. Department of Broadcasting Malaysia, or Jabatan Penyiaran Malaysia, branded as Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM).[1]
  2. Department of Information Malaysia, or Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia.[2]
  3. Department of Personal Data Protection, or Jabatan Perlindungan Data Peribadi (JPDP).[3]
  4. Tun Abdul Razak Broadcasting and Information Institute, or Institut Penyiaran Dan Penerangan Tun Abdul Razak (IPPTAR).[4]

Federal agencies

  1. Bernama (Malaysian National News Agency}, or Pertubuhan Berita Nasional Malaysia (BERNAMA).[5]
  2. Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), or Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM).[6]
  3. National Film Development Corporation Malaysia, or Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional Malaysia (FINAS).[7]
  4. Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDeC), or Perbadanan Ekonomi Digital Malaysia.[8]
  5. MYNIC Berhad.[9]

Government company / Government-linked company

  1. CyberSecurity Malaysia[10]
  2. MyCreative Ventures Sdn Bhd.[11]
  3. Mutiara Smart Sdn Bhd.[12]
  4. MYTV Broadcasting Sdn Bhd.[13]

Key legislation

The Ministry of Communications and Digital is responsible for administration of several key acts:[14]

  • Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional Malaysia Act 1981][15] [Act 244]
  • Bernama Act 1967[16] [Act 449]
  • Digital Signature Act 1997[17] [Act 562]
  • Communications and Multimedia Act 1998[18] [Act 588]
  • Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Act 1998[19] [Act 589]
  • Personal Data Protection Act 2010[20] [Act 709]
  • Postal Services Act 2012[21] [Act 741]

Policy Priorities of the Government of the Day

  • National Creative Industry Policy[22]
  • National Film Policy
  • Music Industry Development Masterplan
  • National Book Policy


Universal Services Provision:

  • 1Malaysia Internet Centre[23]
  • Community WiFi[24]
  • 1Malaysia Netbook[25]
  • Cellular Coverage Expansion - Time 3[26]
  • Telephony[27]
  • Community Broadband Library[28]
  • Mini Community Broadband Centre[29]

See also

  • Minister of Communications and Digital (Malaysia)


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