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; 4 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 3,161 (2017)
Annual budget MYR 1,000,766,200 (2017)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Ministry executives
  • Ab. Ghaffar A. Tambi, Secretary-General
  • Nor Yahati Awang, Deputy Secretary-General (Tourism)
  • Rashidi Hasbullah, Deputy Secretary-General (Culture)
  • Yean Yoke Heng, Deputy Secretary-General (Management)
Website www.motac.gov.my

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.

Organisation[edit]

  • Minister of Tourism
    • Deputy Minister
      • Secretary-General
        • Under the Authority of Secretary-General
          • Key Performance Indicator Unit
          • Legal Unit
          • Internal Audit Unit
          • Corporate Communication Unit
          • Integrity Unit
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Tourism)
          • Infrastructure Development Division
          • Tourism Policy and International Affairs Division
          • Industry Development Division
          • Tourism Licensing Division
          • Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC)
          • Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H)
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Culture)
          • Policy Division (Culture)
          • International Relations Division (Culture)
          • Event Management Division
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Management)
          • Finance Division
          • Human Resource Management Division
          • Account Division
          • Information Management Division
          • Administrative Division
          • Ministry of Tourism and Culture State Offices

Federal departments[edit]

  1. National Department for Culture and Arts, or Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara (JKKN).
  2. Department of National Heritage, or Jabatan Warisan Negara.
  3. Department of Museums Malaysia, or Jabatan Muzium Malaysia (JMM).

Federal agencies[edit]

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

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]