Ministry of Human Resources (Malaysia)

The Ministry of Human Resources (Malay: Kementerian Sumber Manusia), abbreviated MOHR, is a ministry of the Government of Malaysia that is responsible for skills development, labour, occupational safety and health, trade unions, industrial relations, industrial court, labour market information and analysis, social security.

Ministry of Human Resources
Kementerian Sumber Manusia
Coat of arms of Malaysia
Ministry overview
Formed31 August 1957 (1957-08-31)
Preceding Ministry
JurisdictionGovernment of Malaysia
HeadquartersLevel 6-9, Block D3, Complex D, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62530 Putrajaya
Employees8,611 (2017)
Annual budgetMYR 1,240,485,000 (2017)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
  • Mustapha Sakmud, Deputy Minister of Human Resources
Ministry executives
  • Vacant, Secretary-General
  • Maniam a/l Arumugam, Deputy Secretary-General (Policy and International)
  • Datuk Muhd Khair Razman Mohamed Annuar, Deputy Secretary-General (Operations)
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  • Minister of Human Resources
    • Deputy Minister of Human Resources
      • Secretary-General
        • Under the Authority of Secretary-General
          • Legal Division
          • Internal Audit Unit
          • Corporate Communication Unit
          • Key Performance Indicator Unit
          • Integrity Unit
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Policy and International)
          • Policy Division
          • Institute of Labour Market Information and Analysis
          • International Division
          • National Wages Consultative Council
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Operations)
          • Development, Financial and Human Resources Division
          • Management Services Division
          • Account Division
          • Information Management Division
          • Inspectorate and Enforcement Division

Federal departments

  1. Department of Labour of Peninsular Malaysia, or Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Semenanjung Malaysia (JTKSM). (Official site)
  2. Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), or Jabatan Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan (JKKP). (Official site)
  3. Industrial Court of Malaysia, or Mahkamah Perusahaan Malaysia. (Official site)
  4. Manpower Department, or Jabatan Tenaga Manusia (JTM). (Official site)
  5. Department of Skills Development (DSD), or Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran. (Official site)
    1. Centre for Instructor and Advanced Skill Training (CIAST), or Pusat Latihan Pengajar dan Kemahiran Lanjutan. (Official site)
  6. Department of Trade Union Affairs, or Jabatan Hal Ehwal Kesatuan Sekerja (JHEKS). (Official site)
  7. Department of Labour Sarawak, or Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Sarawak. (Official site)
  8. Department of Labour Sabah, or Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Sabah. (Official site)
  9. Department of Industrial Relations Malaysia, or Jabatan Perhubungan Perusahaan Malaysia (JPP). (Official site)
    1. Productivity-Linked Wage System (PLWS), or Sistem Upah yang Dikaitkan dengan Produktiviti. (Official site)

Federal agencies

  1. Social Security Organisation (SOCSO), or Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial (PERKESO). (Official site)
  2. Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), or Kumpulan Wang Pembangunan Sumber Manusia (KWPSM). (Official site)
  3. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), or Institut Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan Negara. (Official site)
  4. Skills Development Fund Corporation, or Perbadanan Tabung Pembangunan Kemahiran (PTPK). (Official site)
  5. Institute of Labour Market Information and Analysis (ILMIA), or Institut Maklumat Dan Analisa Pasaran Buruh. (Official site)

Key legislation

The Ministry of Human Resources is responsible for administration of several key Acts:

Occupation and Labour Standards
Occupational Safety and Health
Industrial Relations
Social Security
Skills Development


To be the leading agency in the development and management of a world class workforce.


  • To grow and increase a workforce that is productive, informative, discipline, caring and responsive to the changing labor environment towards increasing the economic growth and hence create more job opportunities.
  • To encourage and maintain conducive and harmonised industrial relationships between employers, employees and trade unions for the nation's economic development and wellness of people.
  • To uphold social justice and ensure harmonious industrial relations through solving industrial dispute between employer and employee and awarding collective agreement.
  • To ensure trade unions practice democracy in an orderly manner and is responsible to assist achieving the objective of industrial harmony.
  • To be the leader in development of nation's human resources.
  • To ensure safety and health of workforce is assured.
  • To develop skilled, knowledgeable and competitive workforce in a harmonious industrial relations with social justice.

See also

  • Minister of Human Resources (Malaysia)


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