Ministry of Works (Malaysia)

The Ministry of Works (Malay: Kementerian Kerja Raya), abbreviated KKR, is a ministry of the Government of Malaysia that is responsible for public works, highway authority, construction industry, engineers, architects and quantity surveyors.

Ministry of Works
Kementerian Kerja Raya
Coat of arms of Malaysia
Ministry overview
Formed31 August 1957 (1957-08-31)
Preceding Ministry
JurisdictionGovernment of Malaysia
HeadquartersKompleks Kerja Raya, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, 50580 Kuala Lumpur
MottoTowards the People's Prosperity (Ke Arah Kesejahteraan Rakyat)
Employees12,084 (2017)
Annual budgetMYR 5,860,502,900 (2017)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
  • Abdul Rahman Mohamad, Deputy Minister of Work
Ministry executives
  • Datuk Wan Ahmad Uzir Wan Sulaiman, Secretary-General
  • Dato’ Zahrul Hakim Abdullah[1], Deputy Secretary-General (Policy and Development)
  • Dato' Ahmad Nadzri Embong, Deputy Secretary-General (Management)
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  • Minister of Works
    • Deputy Minister of Works
      • Secretary-General
        • Under the Authority of Secretary-General
          • Legal Advisor's Office
          • Internal Audit Unit
          • Integrity Unit
          • Corporate Communication Unit
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Policy and Development)
          • Highway Planning Division
          • Policy and International Division
          • Development and Privatization Division
          • Facilities Management Division
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Management)
          • Human Resources Management Division
          • Management Services Division
          • Account Division
          • Finance Division
          • Corporate Planning Division
          • Information Management Division

Federal department

  1. Malaysian Public Works Department, or Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia (JKR). (Official site)

Federal agencies

  1. Malaysian Highway Authority, or Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia (LLM). (Official site)
  2. Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB), or Lembaga Pembangunan Industri Pembinaan Malaysia. (Official site)
  3. Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), or Lembaga Jurutera Malaysia. (Official site)
  4. Board of Architects Malaysia, or Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM). (Official site)
  5. Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM), or Lembaga Juruukur Bahan Malaysia. (Official site)

Key legislation

The Ministry of Works is responsible for administration of several key acts of parliament.


In 1954, the British government took several measures to separate the administration of the Malay Peninsula (Malaya) from its main administration centralised in Singapore. This marked the beginning point where the local government departments in the Malay Peninsula were permitted to implement their own policies and programs respectively. In 1956, the chief minister and several ministers were appointed to lead the Federation of Malay Peninsula.

In the same year, several ministries were formed including the Ministry of Works, which then was originally named the Ministry of Works, Post and Telecom. Sardon bin Haji Jubir was the first minister to lead this ministry. The functions and responsibilities of the Public Works Department were retained and put under the purview of the ministry’s administration. In 1957, the ministry was reorganized and renamed as the Ministry of Works and Transportation.

The rapid progress made in the country's development and socioeconomic condition during the 1970s resulted in the increase of the ministry’s functions and roles. With the addition of the new roles, the Ministry was renamed once more as the Ministry of Works and Public Amenities in 1978. However, in line with the specialisation of responsibilities, the government decided to renamed the ministry as the Ministry of Works Malaysia in the 1980s; the name has remained unchanged as of early 2014.

See also

  • Minister of Works (Malaysia)


  1. MOWorks (6 April 2022). "Congratulatory Post" (in Malay). Retrieved 18 June 2022.
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