Ministry of Primary Industries (Malaysia)

The Ministry of Primary Industries (Malay: Kementerian Industri Utama), abbreviated MPI, is a ministry of the Government of Malaysia that is responsible for plantation and commodities: palm oil, rubber, timber, furniture, cocoa, pepper, kenaf, tobacco.

Ministry of Primary Industries
Kementerian Industri Utama
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Ministry of Primary Industries
Ministry overview
Formed2004 (2004)
Preceding Ministry
JurisdictionGovernment of Malaysia
HeadquartersNo. 15, Level 6-13, Persiaran Perdana, Precinct 2, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62654 Putrajaya
Employees299 (2019)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
  • Shamsul Iskandar, Deputy Minister of Primary Industries
Ministry executives
  • YBhg. Dato' Dr. Tan Yew Chong, Secretary-General
  • Encik Ravi Muthayah, Deputy Secretary-General (Plantation and Commodities)
  • Encik Toisin Gantor, Deputy Secretary-General (Strategic Planning and Management)
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  • Minister of Primary Industries
    • Deputy Minister
      • Secretary-General
        • Under the Authority of Secretary-General
          • Legal Advisory
          • Internal Audit Unit
          • Corporate Communication Unit
          • Delivery Management Office Unit
          • Integrity Unit
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Plantation and Commodities)
          • Palm Oil and Sago Industry Development Division
          • Timber, Tobacco and Kenaf Industries Development Division
          • Rubber and Jatropha Industry Development Division
          • Cocoa and Pepper Industry Development Division
          • Biofuel Division
        • Deputy Secretary General (Strategic Planning and Management)
          • Strategic Planning and International Division
          • Innovation Promotion and Industrial Human Capital Division
          • Administration, Development and Financial Management Division
          • Human Resource Management Division
          • Information Management Division

Federal agencies

  1. Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), or Lembaga Minyak Sawit Malaysia. (Official site)
  2. Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), or Lembaga Getah Malaysia (LGM). (Official site)
  3. Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB), or Lembaga Perindustrian Kayu Malaysia. (Official site)
  4. Malaysian Cocoa Board (MCB), or Lembaga Koko Malaysia. (Official site)
  5. National Kenaf and Tobacco Board, or Lembaga Kenaf dan Tembakau Malaysia (LKTN). (Official site)
  6. Malaysian Pepper Board (MPB), or Lembaga Lada Malaysia. (Official site)
  7. Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC), or Majlis Persijilan Minyak Sawit Malaysia. (Official site)
  8. Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), or Majlis Minyak Sawit Malaysia.
  9. Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC), or Majlis Promosi Eksport Getah Malaysia. (Official site)
  10. Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), or Majlis Kayu Malaysia. (Official site)
  11. Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC), or Majlis Persijilan Kayu Malaysia. (Official site)

Key legislation

The Ministry of Primary Industries is responsible for administration of several key Acts:


The plantation and commodities sector, comprising oil palm, rubber, timber, cocoa, pepper and tobacco has contributed significantly to the country’s economic development for the past 50 years. Since then, the sector has become one of Malaysia’s major exports earnings. Exports values of these commodities and commodity based products in 2012 was RM 127.5 billion, constituted 18.2 per cent of total export earnings.

The remunerative price of commodities throughout 2012 has benefited the country, in particular the smallholders. The future of plantation industries and commodities sector remains bright and promises a lot of opportunities.


  • To maximize the contribution of the commodity-based industries to national income including GDP and foreign exchange earnings.
  • To make Malaysia a centre of excellence in R&D, technology and services in commodity-based industries.
  • To increase the efficiency, productivity, quality and sustainability of primary industries based on K-economy.
  • To enhance marketing capabilities in order to increase market share particularly in niche markets.


  • To formulate policies and strategies for the overall development of the plantation and the commodity sectors.
  • To supervise departments and agencies under the Ministry on financial management and implementation of plantation and commodities development programs.

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