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Prime Minister's Department

Prime Minister's Department
Malay: Jabatan Perdana Menteri
Ministry overview
Formed July 1957
Jurisdiction Malaysia
Headquarters Putrajaya, Malaysia
Minister responsible Najib Razak
Deputy Minister responsible Muhyiddin Yassin

The Prime Minister's Department (Malay: Jabatan Perdana Menteri) is a federal government ministry in Malaysia. It is headed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia followed by other ministers in the Prime Minister's Department. The Department consists of the Prime Minister's Office, the Deputy Prime Minister's Office and more than 50 other government agencies and entities.[1] The Prime Minister's Department was established in July 1957.[2] Its headquarters are in Perdana Putra, Putrajaya.

Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department

Minister Agency
Nancy Shukri Law
Joseph Kurup National Unity and Performance Management
Abdul Wahid Omar Economic Planning Unit (EPU)
Jamil Khir Baharom Islamic Affairs
Idris Jala Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu)
Joseph Entulu Belaun Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU), Civil Service Commission (SPA), Education Service Commission (SPP)
Paul Low Seng Kuan National Institute Of Public Administration (INTAN), Public Complaints Bureau
Shahidan Kassim Parliament, National Disaster Committee, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA)
Mah Siew Keong Hindu Endowment Board, Special Innovation Unit (UNIK), Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation (MNPC), and Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)
Wee Ka Siong Chinese community new villages and Small Medium Enterprise (SME), and SME Micro-Credit

Other agencies

Other important agencies or governmental bodies that fall within the purview of the Prime Minister's Department are, among others, the Attorney General's Chambers, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Election Commission of Malaysia, Department of Islamic Development, Public Service Department, Keeper of the Rulers' Seal, the Judicial Appointments Commission, Economic Planning Unit and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.[1] Wan Saiful Wan Jan, chief executive of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs, argued in 2012 that many of the bodies and agencies listed under the purview of the Prime Minister's Department ought to be independent bodies and that the current situation amounts to a centralisation of power under the Prime Minister's Department.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Government Directory: Prime Minister's Department". Office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  2. "History of Prime Minister's Department" (PDF). Office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  3. Wan Jan, Wan Saiful (12 March 2012). "Ideas: A pervasive culture of centralisation". The Edge. Retrieved 16 March 2012.