Wisma Putra

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Wisma Putra

Wisma Putra is another name for the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is also the name of the RM170 million Ministry of Foreign Affairs complex located at the country’s administrative capital, Putrajaya.

The name Wisma Putra was given to the original Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Jalan Wisma Putra, Kuala Lumpur back in 1966. The entire Ministry moved to Putrajaya on 17 September 2001. The name "Putra" was given in honour of Malaysia’s father of independence, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, whose official residence as Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya was on the same spot.

When the Ministry eventually moved to a bigger complex in Putrajaya, it carried the name Wisma Putra to Putrajaya.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is Anifah Aman. His office is in Wisma Putra.