Ministry of Human Resources (Malaysia)

Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR)
Kementerian Sumber Manusia
Ministry overview
Formed 31 August 1957 (1957-08-31)
Preceding Ministry
Jurisdiction Government of Malaysia
Headquarters Level 6-9, Block D3, Complex D, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62530 Putrajaya
Employees 8,576 (2016)
Annual budget MYR 1,376,788,000 (2016)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Ministry executives
  • Adenan Ab. Rahman, Secretary-General
  • Mohd Sahar Darusman, Deputy Secretary-General (Policy and International)
  • Mohd Gazali Abas, Deputy Secretary-General (Operations)

The Ministry of Human Resources (Malay: Kementerian Sumber Manusia), abbreviated MOHR, is a ministry of the Government of Malaysia that is responsible for skills development, labour, occupational safety and health, trade unions, industrial relations, industrial court, labour market information and analysis, social security.

Portfolio responsibilities

  1. Department of Skills Development (DSD), or Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran. (Official site)
    1. Centre for Instructor and Advanced Skill Training (CIAST), or Pusat Latihan Pengajar dan Kemahiran Lanjutan. (Official site)
  2. Department of Labour of Peninsular Malaysia, or Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Semenanjung Malaysia (JTKSM). (Official site)
  3. Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), or Jabatan Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan (JKKP). (Official site)
  4. Department of Labour Sabah, or Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Sabah. (Official site)
  5. Department of Labour Sarawak, or Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Sarawak. (Official site)
  6. Department of Trade Unions Affairs, or Jabatan Hal Ehwal Kesatuan Sekerja (JHEKS). (Official site)
  7. Department of Industrial Relations Malaysia, or Jabatan Perhubungan Perusahaan Malaysia (JPP). (Official site)
    1. Productivity-Linked Wage System (PLWS), or Sistem Upah yang Dikaitkan dengan Produktiviti. (Official site)
  8. Industrial Court of Malaysia, or Mahkamah Perusahaan Malaysia. (Official site)
  9. Institute of Labour Market Information and Analysis (ILMIA), or Institut Maklumat Dan Analisa Pasaran Buruh. (Official site)
  10. Manpower Department, or Jabatan Tenaga Manusia (JTM). (Official site)
  11. Skills Development Fund Corporation, or Perbadanan Tabung Pembangunan Kemahiran (PTPK). (Official site)
  12. Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), or Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad. (Official site)
  13. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), or Institut Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan Negara. (Official site)
  14. Social Security Organisation (SOCSO), or Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial (PERKESO). (Official site)

Key legislation

The Ministry of Human Resources is responsible for administration of several key Acts:

Occupation and Labour Standards
Occupational Safety and Health
Industrial Relations
Social Security
Skills Development


To be the leading agency in the development and management of a world class workforce.


List of Federal Minister of Human Resources

Minister of Human Resources
Richard Riot Jaem

since 16 May 2013 (2013-05-16)
Style Yang Berhormat Menteri (The Honourable Minister)
Member of Cabinet of Malaysia
Reports to Parliament of Malaysia
Seat Level 9, Block D3, Complex D, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62530 Putrajaya
Appointer Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Formation 9 August 1955 (1955-08-09)
First holder V. T. Sambanthan
Deputy Ismail Muttalib

The following is a list of former and current Federal Minister of Human Resources.

Political Party:   Alliance   BN

Federal Minister of Human Resources Term of Office Prime Minister
Portrait Name
Political Party Took Office Left Office
Federal Minister of Labour
1 V. T. Sambanthan
Alliance (MIC) 1955 1957 Chief Minister of the
Federation of Malaya

Tunku Abdul Rahman
Federal Minister of Labour and Social Welfare
2 Ong Yoke Lin
Alliance (MCA) 1957 1959 Tunku Abdul Rahman
(I · II)
Federal Minister of Labour
3 Bahaman Samsudin
(b. unknown)
Alliance (MCA) 1959 unknown Tunku Abdul Rahman


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