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Government of Malaysia

187,867 (2016)

Ministry of Home Affairs (Malaysia)

18 March 2008; 8 years ago (2008-03-18)

Preceding agencies
Ministry of Home Affairs Ministry of Internal Security

Block D1 & D2, Complex D, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62546 Putrajaya

Annual budget
MYR 13,092,726,300 (2016)

The Ministry of Home Affairs (Malay: Kementerian Dalam Negeri), abbreviated KDN, MOHA, is a ministry of the Government of Malaysia that is responsible for home affairs: public security, public order, population registry, immigration, foreign workers, management of societies, civil defence, anti-drug, publication / printing / distribution of printed materials, film control, management of volunteer, rehabilitation and implementation of punishment.


The Minister of Home Affairs administers his functions through the Ministry of Home Affairs and a range of other government agencies. The current Minister of Home Affairs is Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, whose term began on 16 May 2013. The current Deputy Ministers of Home Affairs are Nur Jazlan Mohamed and Masir Kujat.

Its headquarters is in Putrajaya.


  • Minister of Home Affairs
  • Deputy Minister
  • Second Deputy Minister
  • Secretary-General
  • Under the Authority of Secretary-General
  • Legal Advisor Office
  • Internal Audit Division
  • Corporate Communications Division
  • Integrity Unit
  • Deputy Secretary-General (Policy and Enforcement)
  • Strategic Planning Division
  • Immigration Affairs Division
  • National Registration and Societies Division
  • Foreign Worker Management Division
  • Institute of Public Security of Malaysia
  • The Council for Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants through National Strategic Office to the Council (NSO MAPO) and International Relations Division
  • Deputy Secretary-General (Security)
  • Film Censorship Control and Enforcement Division
  • The Publication and Quranic Texts Control Division
  • Security and Public Order Division
  • Prisons, Anti-Drug and Civil Defence Division
  • National Key Results Area Division
  • Police and Border Security Division
  • Parole Board Secretariat
  • Prevention of Crime Board Secretariat
  • Prevention of Terrorism Board Secretariat
  • Deputy Secretary-General (Management)
  • Senior Under-Secretary (Management)
  • Human Resources Management Division
  • Information Management Division
  • Management Services and Asset Division
  • Parliament and Cabinet Division
  • Police Force Commission Secretariat
  • Senior Under-Secretary (Development and Procurement)
  • Finance Division
  • Account Division
  • Procurement Division
  • Development Division
  • Federal departments and agencies

    1. Royal Malaysia Police (RMP), or Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM). (Official site)
    2. Malaysian Prison Department, or Jabatan Penjara Malaysia. (Official site)
    3. National Anti-Drug Agency, or Agensi Antidadah Kebangsaan (AADK). (Official site)
    4. Immigration Department of Malaysia, or Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia. (Official site)
    5. National Registration Department of Malaysia, or Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara Malaysia (JPN). (Official site)
    6. The Registry of Societies Malaysia (ROS), or Jabatan Pendaftar Pertubuhan Malaysia. (Official site)
    7. The People's Volunteer Corps, or Jabatan Sukarelawan Malaysia (RELA). (Official site)
    8. National Printing Malaysian Limited, or Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad (PNMB). (Official site)
    9. Council for Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants, or Majlis Antipemerdagangan Orang dan Antipenyeludupan Migran (MAPO). (Official site)
    10. Prevention of Crime Board, or Lembaga Pencegahan Jenayah.
    11. Parole Board, or Lembaga Parol.
    12. Film Censorship Board, or Lembaga Penapis Filem. (Official site)
    13. Prevention of Terrorism Board, or Lembaga Pencegahan Keganasan.

    Key legislation

    The Ministry of Home Affairs is responsible for administration of several key Acts:

  • Registration of Criminals and Undesirable Persons Act 1969 [Act 7]
  • Sedition Act 1948 [Act 15]
  • National Registration Act 1959 [Act 78]
  • Official Secrets Act 1972 [Act 88]
  • Passports Act 1966 [Act 150]
  • Registration of Births and Deaths (Special Provisions) Act 1975 [Act 152]
  • Immigration Act 1959/63 [Act 155]
  • Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 [Act 164]
  • Explosives Act 1957 [Act 207]
  • Registration of Adoptions Act 1952 [Act 253]
  • Prevention of Crime Act 1959 [Act 297]
  • Protected Areas and Protected Places Act 1959 [Act 298]
  • Births and Deaths Registration Act 1957 [Act 299]
  • Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 [Act 301]
  • National Defence Fund (Dissolution and Transfer) Act 1984 [Act 305]
  • Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985 [Act 316]
  • Printing of Qur'anic Texts Act 1986 [Act 326]
  • Societies Act 1966 [Act 335]
  • Police Act 1967 [Act 344]
  • Criminal Justice Act 1953 [Act 345]
  • Registration of Guests Act 1965 [Act 381]
  • Prison Act 1995 [Act 537]
  • Criminal Procedure Code [Act 593]
  • Film Censorship Act 2002 [Act 620]
  • Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 [Act 736]
  • Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 [Act 747]
  • Malaysia Volunteers Corps Act 2012 [Act 752]
  • Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 [Act 769]
  • Special Measures Against Terrorism in Foreign Countries Act 2015 [Act 770]
  • Policy Priorities of the Government of the Day

  • National Home Affairs Policy
  • Functions of the ministry

    The functions of the ministry can be categorised into the following 10 key areas:

    1. Security and Public Order
    2. Registration
    3. Immigration and Foreign Workers
    4. Management of Societies
    5. Civil Defence
    6. Anti-Drugs
    7. Publication and Qur'anic Text Control
    8. Film Control
    9. Management of Volunteers
    10. Rehabilitation and Implementation of Punishment

    The Federal Constitution allows Parliament to make laws related to internal security that include:

  • police; criminal investigation; registration of criminals; public order;
  • prisons; reformatories; remand homes; places of detention; probation of offenders; juvenile offenders;
  • preventive detention; restriction of residence;
  • intelligence services; and
  • national registration.
  • References

    Ministry of Home Affairs (Malaysia) Wikipedia

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