Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR), Malaysia

The Ministry of Human Resources, abbreviated MOHR, is also commonly known as the Kementerian Sumber Manusia (KSM) in Malay.

Coat of arms of the Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR), Malaysia


During 1955 to 1962, matters related to the interests and well being of workers in the country were addressed by the Labour Minister appointed under the Ministry of Health (Malay: Kementerian Kesihatan). The portfolio was placed under the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (Malay: Kementerian Buruh dan Kebajikan Masyarakat) in 1963.

In 1964, the Department of Labour Sabah and the Department of Labour Sarawak were placed under the purview of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare.

In 1964, the Ministry was renamed as the Ministry of Labour and Industrial Relations (Malay: Kementerian Buruh dan Perhubungan Perusahaan).

In 1971, the Ministry was again renamed as the Ministry of Labour and Manpower (Malay: Kementerian Buruh dan Tenaga Rakyat) and four (4) agencies were placed under the purview of the Ministry, namely:
  1. Factories and Machinery Department (Malay: Jabatan Kilang dan Jentera),

  2. Labour and Industrial Relations Department (Malay: Jabatan Buruh dan Perhubungan Perusahaan),

  3. Industrial Court (Malay: Mahkamah Perusahaan), and

  4. Registrar of Trade Unions (Malay: Pejabat Pendaftaran Kesatuan Sekerja).


In 1984, the Ministry of Labour and Manpower was renamed as the Ministry of Labour (Malay: Kementerian Buruh).

In 1990, the Ministry of Labour was finally renamed as the Ministry of Human Resources (Malay: Kementerian Sumber Manusia) and the name remains unchanged until today.

The Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) is responsible for the formulation and implementation of policies related to the development of human resources in Malaysia. It works on developing a competitive workforce in a harmonious, conducive, efficient and safe work environment.

Departments under the purview of the Ministry of Human Resources are:
  1. Department of Labour Peninsular Malaysia (Malay: Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Semenanjung Malaysia)

  2. Department of Labour Sabah (Malay: Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Sabah)

  3. Department of Labour Sarawak (Malay: Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Sarawak)

  4. Department of Trade Unions Affairs (Malay: Jabatan Hal Ehwal Kesatuan Sekerja)

  5. Department of Skills Development (Malay: Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran)

  6. Department of Industrial Relations (Malay: Jabatan Perhubungan Perusahaan)

  7. Industrial Court of Malaysia (Malay: Mahkamah Perusahaan Malaysia)

  8. Manpower Department (Malay: Jabatan Tenaga Manusia)

  9. Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Malay: Jabatan Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan)

  10. Institute of Labour Market Information and Analysis (ILMIA) (Malay: Institut Maklumat dan Analisis Pasaran Buruh)


Agencies under the purview of the Ministry of Human Resources are:


Screenshot of the Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) official website


The Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) official website features:
  • FAQs: Employment Act, Other Legislation, Contract of Service and Termination, Overtime, Rest Days, Working Hours, Lodging Complaint, Minimum Wages

  • Publications and Downloadable Forms

  • Online Services: JobsMalaysia, Employment & Labour Statistic, Private Employment Agency (APS Link-Up), Foreign Workers Integrated Management System (ePPAx), Industrial Harmony Index (IHI), Employment Insurance System (SIP), Electronic Trade Union Information System (e-TUIS)

  • Foreign Workers Levy: When, Who's Involved, Levy Payment Rates

  • Acts & Policy: Employment Act, Labour Ordinance, Industrial Relations Act, Social Security Act, Skills Development Act


Address:   Ministry of Human Resources
Block D3 & D4, Complex D
62502, Putrajaya
Malaysia.
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/Kementerian-Sumber-Manusia-261760511099/
Twitter:   https://twitter.com/myksm
Notes:   Official website available in English and Malay versions.
Website:   www.mohr.gov.my/

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Guide ID: 306 - Last Updated: May 11, 2019