Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources (Malaysia)

The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources (Malay: Kementerian Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli), abbreviated KATS, is a ministry of the Government of Malaysia that is responsible for natural resources, water, pollution, contamination, biosafety, lands, mines, minerals, geoscience, irrigation, drainage, hydrology, biodiversity, wildlife, national parks, forestry, marine park, surveying, mapping and geospatial data.

Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources
Kementerian Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli
Coat of arms of Malaysia
Ministry overview
Formed27 March 2004 (2004-03-27)
Preceding agencies
JurisdictionGovernment of Malaysia
HeadquartersWisma Sumber Asli, No. 25, Persiaran Perdana, Precinct 4, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62574 Putrajaya
Employees13,700 (2017)
Annual budgetMYR 2,457,695,600 (2017)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Ministry executives
  • Dr. Tan Yew Chong, Secretary-General
  • Suhaimi Mamat, Deputy Secretary-General (Natural Resources Management)
  • Azimuddin Bahari, Deputy Secretary-General (Environment Management)
  • Badurunhisam Mohd Nor, Senior Under-Secretary (Management Services)
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  • Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources
    • Deputy Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources
      • Secretary-General
        • Under the Authority of Secretary-General
          • Climate Change Advisor Unit
          • Internal Audit Unit
          • Legal Advisory Unit
          • Corporate Communication Unit
          • Integrity Unit
          • Key Performance Indicator Unit
          • Strategic Planning and International Unit
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Natural Resources Management)
          • Land, Survey and Mapping Division
          • Mineral and Geoscience Division
          • Water Resources Drainage and Hydrology Division
          • Malaysian Centre for Geospatial Data Infrastructure
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Environment Management)
          • Environmental Management and Climate Change Division
          • Biodiversity and Forestry Management Division
        • Senior Under-Secretary (Management Services)
          • Administration and Finance Division
          • Information Management Division
          • Human Resources Management Division
          • Development Division
          • Account Division

Federal departments

  1. Department of Director General of Lands and Mines (Federal), or Jabatan Ketua Pengarah Tanah dan Galian Persekutuan (JKPTG). (Official site)
  2. Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia, or Jabatan Ukur dan Pemetaan Malaysia (JUPEM). (Official site)
  3. Minerals and Geoscience Department Malaysia, or Jabatan Mineral dan Geosains Malaysia (JMG). (Official site)
  4. Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia, or Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia (JPSM). (Official site)
  5. Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia, or Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar Dan Taman Negara Semenanjung Malaysia (PERHILITAN). (Official site)
  6. Department of Marine Park Malaysia (DMPM), or Jabatan Taman Laut Malaysia. (Official site)
  7. Department of Biosafety, or Jabatan Biokeselamatan. (Official site)
  8. Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia (DID), or Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran Malaysia (JPS). (Official site)
  9. Department of Sewerage Services (SSD), or Jabatan Perkhidmatan Pembetungan (JPP). (Official site)

Federal agencies

  1. National Institute of Land and Survey, or Institut Tanah dan Ukur Negara (INSTUN). (Official site)
  2. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), or Institut Penyelidikan Perhutanan Malaysia. (Official site)
  3. National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM), or Institut Penyelidikan Hidraulik Kebangsaan Malaysia. (Official site)

Key legislation

The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources is responsible for administration of several key Acts:[1]

Mineral and Geoscience
  • National Forestry Act 1984 [Act 313]
  • Wood-based Industries (State Legislatures Competency) Act 1984 [Act 314]
  • Malaysian Forestry Research and Development Board Act 1985 [Act 319]
  • International Trade in Endangered Species Act 2008 [Act 686]
  • Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Act 2017 [Act 795]
  • National Parks Act 1980 [Act 226]
  • Fisheries Act 1985 [Act 317]
  • Fees (Marine Parks Malaysia) (Validation) Act 2004 [Act 635]
  • Biosafety Act 2007 [Act 678]
  • Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 [Act 716]
  • Environmental Quality Act 1974 [Act 127]
  • Exclusive Economic Zone Act 1984 [Act 311]

Policy Priorities of the Government of the Day

See also


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