Ministry of Youth and Sports (Malaysia)

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Ministry of Youth and Sports
Malay: Kementerian Belia dan Sukan
Ministry overview
Formed 1973
Jurisdiction Malaysia
Headquarters Putrajaya, Malaysia
Minister responsible Khairy Jamaluddin
Deputy Minister responsible M. Saravanan
Ministry executive Mohd Yasin Mohd Salleh, Secretary General
Child agencies National Sports Council
National Sports Institute
Website www.kbs.gov.my
KBS tower in Putrajaya.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports, is a government ministry that is responsible for determining the policies and direction to achieve the goals of Youth and Sports, in line with Malaysia's commitment towards the United Nations.

History[edit]

The early formation of the Ministry of Youth and Sports begun in 1953 with the incorporation of the Culture Division under the Department of Public Welfare. At that time, The Culture Division was given the role and responsibility of handling all matters relating to the youth affairs in Malaysia.

Later in 1964, the Culture Division was placed under the Ministry of Information. At the same time, as a consequence of the growth of organisational activities among youths, a Youth Division was formed to inculcate and supervise these activities under the ministry. Besides that, a Sports Division was also formed under the Ministry of Information.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports was only formed on 15 May 1964 in conjunction with the National Youth Day celebration of that year. In 1972, the Culture Division was established, and this has led the Ministry of Youth and Sports to change its name to the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports until 1987, as the Culture Division was eventually relocated under the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism. Since then, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports was reverted to its original name which, today, known as the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) was given the mandate to implement the policies of the Malaysian government, particularly in the areas of Youth and Sports development.

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