Ministry of Home Affairs (Kementerian Dalam Negeri) Malaysia

The Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security has undergone its own history and has gone through various name change from the Department of Home Affairs, Ministry of Interior and Justice, Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Internal Security, Ministry of Home Affairs and now known as the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security.

Main Functions of Ministry of Home Affairs

The functions of the ministry can be categorised into the following 10 key areas:

  • Security and Public Order – To preserve, maintain and enhance security and public order against any threat; and to enforce internal security and public order
  • Registration – To ensure orderly management of the population registry in accordance with the constitution of the country
  • Immigration and Foreign Workers – To ensure orderly management of the issue of travel documents, entry/exit of citizens and foreign nationals as well as the issue of appropriate passes to foreign nationals who reside in this country in accordance with immigration acts and regulations
  • Management of Societies – To ensure orderly registration of organisations and societies in accordance with prevailing laws
  • Civil Defence – To strengthen crisis and disaster management as well as rescue operations; and to increase the participation of the people as civil defence volunteers to search for and rescue victims of disasters
  • Anti-Drugs – To intensify efforts to stop the supply, distribution and abuse of drugs; and to enhance the effectiveness of the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of drug addiction.
  • Publication and Qur’anic Text Control – To regulate the publication, printing and distribution of printed materials; and to ensure the authenticity and prevent the distortion of Qur’anic texts and materials
  • Film Control – To regulate film production and distribution activities
  • Management of Volunteers – To ensure the efficient management of volunteers so as to safeguard national security and well-being, apart from acting as the eyes and ears of the government and carrying out community and local socio-economic activities.
  • Rehabilitation and Implementation of Punishment – To ensure the safe implementation of punishments and detention of offenders; and to enhance the effectiveness of rehabilitation programmes of offenders

Divisions of Ministry of Home Affairs

Each division in the ministry has its own working philosophy and policy in terms of its vision, mission, objectives, functions, client’s charter and organisational chart.

The divisions are:

  • Immigration Affairs Division
  • Information Technology Management Division
  • Film Censorship Control and Enforcement Division
  • Parliament and Cabinet Division
  • National Registration and Societies Division
  • Foreign Worker Management Division
  • Prisons, Anti-Drug and Civil Defence Division
  • National Key Result Areas Division
  • Procurement Division
  • Internal Audit Division
  • Secretariat of the Council for Anti-Trafficking in Persons
  • Policing and Border Security Division
  • Security and Public Order Division
  • Publication and Qur’anic Text Control Division
  • Former Police and Prison Personnel Affairs Division
  • Legal Advisor’s Office
  • International Division
  • Management Services and Asset Division
  • Development Division
  • Strategic Planning Division
  • People’s Volunteer Corps
  • Police Commission
  • Parole Board Secretariat
  • Human Resource Management Division
  • Accounts Division
  • Finance Division

Contact Details of Ministry of Home Affairs Malaysia

Ministry of Home Affairs (Kementerian Dalam Negeri)

Address: Blok D2, Parcel D, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62546 Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Telephone: 603-8886 3000
Fax: 603-8889 1613


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