Ministry of Tourism and Culture (Malaysia)

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Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC)
Kementerian Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan
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Ministry overview
Formed 16 May 2013; 3 years ago (2013-05-16)
Preceding agencies
Jurisdiction Government of Malaysia
Headquarters No. 2, Tower 1, P5/6 Road, Precinct 5, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62200 Putrajaya
Employees 3,190 (2016)
Annual budget MYR 1,221,005,900 (2016)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Ministry executives
  • Ong Hong Peng, Secretary-General
  • Rashidi Hasbullah, Deputy Secretary-General (Tourism)
  • Ab. Ghaffar A. Tambi, Deputy Secretary-General (Culture)
  • Junaida Lee Abdullah, Deputy Secretary-General (Management)

The Ministry of Tourism and Culture (Malay: Kementerian Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan), abbreviated MOTAC, is a ministry of the Government of Malaysia that is responsible for tourism, culture, archives, library, museum, heritage, arts, theatre, handicraft, visual arts, convention, exhibition, Islamic tourism, craft.

The Minister of Tourism and Culture administers his functions through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and a range of other government agencies. The current Minister of Tourism and Culture is Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, whose term began on 16 May 2013. The current Deputy Minister of Tourism and Culture is Mas Ermieyati Samsudin.

Its headquarters is in Putrajaya.


  • Minister of Tourism
    • Deputy Minister
      • Secretary-General
        • Under the Authority of Secretary-General
          • Internal Audit Unit
          • Legal Unit
          • Corporate Communications Unit
          • Integrity Unit
          • Special Projects Division
          • Key Performance Indicator Unit
          • Visit Malaysia Year 2014 Secretariat
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Tourism)
          • Tourism Policy and International Relations Division
          • Tourism Licensing Division
          • Industry Development Division
          • Infrastructure Development Division
          • Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC)
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Culture)
          • Policy Division (Culture)
          • International Relations Division (Culture)
          • Event Management Division
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Management)
          • Human Resource Management Division
          • Finance Division
          • Account Division
          • Administrative Division
          • Information Management Division
          • Malaysia My Second Home
          • Ministry of Tourism and Culture State Offices
            • Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Johor, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Federal Territory of Labuan, Sabah, Sarawak

Federal departments and agencies[edit]

  1. Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia). (Official site)
  2. Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), or Biro Konvensyen dan Pameran Malaysia. (Official site)
  3. Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), or Pusat Pelancongan Islam. (Official site)
  4. National Department for Culture and Arts, or Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara (JKKN). (Official site)
  5. National Archives of Malaysia, or Arkib Negara Malaysia. (Official site)
  6. Department of National Heritage, or Jabatan Warisan Negara. (Official site)
  7. National Library of Malaysia, or Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia (PNM). (Official site)
  8. Palace of Culture, or Istana Budaya (IB). (Official site)
  9. Department of Museums Malaysia, or Jabatan Muzium Malaysia (JMM). (Official site)
  10. Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation, or Perbadanan Kemajuan Kraftangan Malaysia. (Official site)
  11. National Arts Culture and Heritage Academy, or Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA). (Official site)
  12. National Visual Arts Development Board (NVADB), or Lembaga Pembangunan Seni Visual Negara (LPSVN). (Official site)

Key legislation[edit]

The Ministry of Tourism and Culture is responsible for administration of several key Acts:

  • National Library Act 1972 [Act 80]
  • Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board Act 1992 [Act 481]
  • Tourism Industry Act 1992 [Act 482]
  • Tourism Vehicles Licensing Act 1999 [Act 594]
  • National Archives Act 2003 [Act 629]
  • National Heritage Act 2005 [Act 645]
  • National Visual Arts Development Board Act 2011 [Act 724]

Policy Priorities of the Government of the Day[edit]

  • National Tourism Policy
  • National Cultural Policy



To develop Malaysia as a world class tourist and cultural destination as well as to build the national identity based on arts, culture and heritage.


To enhance the tourism and culture sectors as well as to strengthen, conserve and preserve national arts, culture and heritage.

Ministry's Policy Statements[edit]

To propel competitive and sustainable tourism and culture sectors towards the socio-economic development of the country.


  • To strengthen the arts, culture and heritage towards enhancing national unity based on the National Cultural Policy;
  • To enhance the synergy and cooperation among the tourism and culture industry players towards making Malaysia the preferred tourist and cultural destinations;
  • To strengthen the tourism and culture sectors towards empowering the nation's economy;
  • To promote Malaysia's uniqueness in arts, culture and heritage as the main catalyst for the growth in tourism and culture sectors; and
  • To develop knowledgeable, skilled, creative and innovative human capital in tourism and culture sectors.

Client's Charter[edit]

  • To provide quality and timely tourism services.
  • To provide quality tourism activities/programmes in order to promote the involvement and appreciation of society for the tourism industry.
  • To provide high quality and viable tourism infrastructures throughout the country.
  • To fully enforce and implement provisions in the Tourism Industry Act, Tourism Vehicles Licensing Act including regulations made thereunder in an effective and efficient manner.
  • To promote the country as a premier tourist destination at domestic and international levels.

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