Ministry of Youth and Sports
Kementerian Belia dan Sukan
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Ministry overview
Formed1987; 35 years ago (1987)
Preceding Ministry
JurisdictionGovernment of Malaysia
HeadquartersNo. 27, Menara KBS, Persiaran Perdana, Precinct 4, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62570 Putrajaya
Employees3,817 (2017)
Annual budgetMYR 787,774,400 (2017)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Ministry executives
  • Vacant, Secretary-General
  • Abdullah bin Hasan, Deputy Secretary-General (Management)
  • Ramona Mohd Razali, Deputy Secretary-General (Strategic)
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The Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports (Malay: Kementerian Belia dan Sukan), abbreviated KBS, is a ministry of the Government of Malaysia that is responsible for youth, sports, recreation, leisure activities, stadiums, youth development, and youth organisations in the country.


Federal departments

  1. National Department of Youth and Sports, or Jabatan Belia dan Sukan Negara (JBSN). (Official site)
  2. Malaysia Sports Commissioner Office, or Pejabat Pesuruhjaya Sukan Malaysia (PPS). (Official site)
  3. Registrar of Youth Office (ROY), or Pejabat Pendaftar Pertubuhan Belia. (Official site)

Federal agencies

  1. National Sports Council Malaysia (NSC), or Majlis Sukan Negara Malaysia (MSN). (Official site)
  2. Malaysia Stadium Corporation, or Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia. (Official site)
  3. National Sport Institute, or Institut Sukan Negara (ISN). (Official site)
  4. Institute for Youth Research Malaysia, or Institut Penyelidikan Pembangunan Belia Malaysia (IPPBM). (Official site)
  5. Youth and Sports Skill Training Institution, or Institusi Latihan Kemahiran Belia dan Sukan (ILKBS). (Official site)
  6. Youth Parliament of Malaysia, or Parlimen Belia Malaysia. (Official site)
  7. International Youth Centre, or Pusat Belia Antarabangsa. (Official site)
  8. National Youth Consultative Council, or Majlis Perundingan Belia Negara (MPBN). (Official site)

Key legislation

The Ministry of Youth and Sports is responsible for administration of several key Acts:[1]

Policy Priorities of the Government of the Day



The early formation of the Ministry of Youth and Sports begun in 1953 with the incorporation of the Culture Division under the Department of Public Welfare. At that time, The Culture Division was given the role and responsibility of handling all matters relating to the youth affairs in Malaysia.

Later in 1964, the Culture Division was placed under the Ministry of Information. At the same time, as a consequence of the growth of organisational activities among youths, a Youth Division was formed to inculcate and supervise these activities under the ministry. Besides that, a Sports Division was also formed under the Ministry of Information.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports was only formed on 15 May 1964 in conjunction with the National Youth Day celebration of that year. In 1972, the Culture Division was established, and this has led the Ministry of Youth and Sports to change its name to the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports until 1987, as the Culture Division was eventually relocated under the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism. Since then, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports was reverted to its original name which, today, known as the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) was given the mandate to implement the policies of the Malaysian government, particularly in the areas of Youth and Sports development.

On 5 April 2018, the current Malaysian government recognised the Malaysian Deaf Sports Association as the sole national federation to deal with the deaf sports after passing the amendment of National Sports Development Act which got approved in the parliament. The Ministry of Youth and Sports, Khairy Jamaluddin presented the amendment of the National Sports Development Act to the parliament which was approved on 3 April 2018.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Archived 1 August 2018 at the Wayback Machine Acts
  2. ^ Archived 24 May 2017 at the Wayback Machine Policy
  3. ^ "Malaysia Deaf Sport recognized by the Government of Malaysia | ICSD". Archived from the original on 9 May 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018.