Tuan Hj. Mesran Bin Mohd Yusop
Director General

Director General Office
Headquarters, National Department for Culture and Arts
Level 34, Lot 1001, TH Perdana Tower
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur

Tel     : 03-2614 8227
Fax    : 03-2697 0786
Emel  : mesran[at]jkkn.gov.my

Assalamualaikum (Peace be upon your) and warmest greetings.

Alhamdulillah (Praise to Allah), we are grateful to Allah for His guidance and blessings that the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN), a department under the Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture has successfully upgraded its website in line with the JKKN Digital Transformation initiative.

Welcome and thank you to the visitors of JKKN website which is one of the communication media channels that is most effective in getting cultural arts information as well as understanding the objectives, functions and roles of JKKN in popularizing and sustaining cultural arts.

JKKN have organized various programmes which is one of the initiatives of the department to increase the awareness, knowledge of society towards the importance of cultural arts in life, and fostering the spirit of unity among races. The programmes organized are also a part of human capital development medium towards creating a society who are courteous and upholding noble values in fostering unity and prosperity.

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the whole world including Malaysia, and consequently, the planning and implementation of JKKN programmes physically. Therefore, JKKN becomes pro-active in planning programmes digitally to suit the current situation in the country.

JKKN have applied the digital communication technology facilities encompassing various channels including social medias and department's website which are globally accessible. It is hoped that JKKN's website will become the main platform to disseminate information, knowledge and delivering latest activities organized by JKKN.

On behalf of the department, I welcome the views and feedbacks from our visitors on JKKN's website in the effort of improving the quality of our services for the good of the society and nation.

I wish to congratulate and thank all JKKN communities for giving the fullest commitment in making the various programmes/activities as planned by the department and ministry, a success.

Thank you.

HAJI MESRAN BIN MOHD. YUSOP
Director General
National Department for Culture and Arts

Salehhuddin b. Md Salleh
Vice Director General (Plan & Policy)

Vice Director General Office(Plan & Policy)
National Department for Culture and Arts
Level 34, Lot 1001, TH Perdana Tower
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur

Tel     : 03-2614 8332
Fax    : 03-2697 0875
Email : salehhuddin[at]jkkn.gov.my

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Tuan Hj. Mesran bin Mohd Yusop
Director General


Director General Office
Headquarters, National Department for Culture and Arts
Level 34, Lot 1001, TH Perdana Tower
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur

Tel       : 03-2614 8227
Fax      : 03-2697 0786
Email   : mesran[at]jkkn.gov.my


Salehhuddin b. Md Salleh
Vice Director General (Plan & Policy)

Vice Director General Office(Plan & Policy)
National Department for Culture and Arts
Level 34, Lot 1001, TH Perdana Tower
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur

Tel       : 03-2614 8332
Fax      : 03-2697 0875
Email  : salehhuddin[at]jkkn.gov.my

Mohd Amran bin Mohd Haris
Vice Director General (Art& Culture)


Vice Director General Office(Art& Culture)
National Department for Culture and Arts
Level 34, Lot 1001, TH Perdana Tower
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur

Tel      : 03-2614 8337
Fax     : 03-2697 0754
Email : amran[at]jkkn.gov.my

Since 1953, the Cultural Division was founded under the Department of Social Welfare and placed under the Prime Minister Department aimed at enhancing National Culture in developing social economy and fostering noble values.

The Cultural Division plays the role of outlining cultural development policy, and planning, coordinating and managing cultural programmes by preserving the unity and national culture to ensure the essence and aspirations remain appreciated through appreciation and continuous practice.

In 1964, the Cultural Division was placed under the Ministry of Information. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting with the Ministry of Culture and Social Welfare jointly presented a proposal for the establishment of Malaysian National Cultural Centre. In the original proposal, the Cultural Complex would encompass other few components such as National History Museum, National Art Gallery, National Planetarium, Main Theatre, Restaurants and Cultural Mall. The site for construction of this complex was in Lembah Pantai which was adjacent to the Malaysia Broadcast Center and the University of Malaya.

In 1972, the Cultural Division was placed under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, and on 20th May 1987, the Government have merged the Cultural Division at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports with the Malaysian Tourism Development Board at the Ministry of Trades and Industries, which was subsequently known as the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Beginning 22 October 1992, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism have changed its name and is more popularly known as the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism and have been operating at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) until the formation of the new Cabinet by the YAB Prime Minister on 01 November 2003.

With the formation of the new Cabinet by the YAB Prime Minister, matters related to Arts and Culture were placed under the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage Malaysia while matters related to the aspects of tourism were placed under the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia.

During the formation of the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage Malaysia, the Arts and Cultural Development Division status remains as a division under the Ministry until the directive from YB Minister for a motion to be made by the Ministry for the establishment of the National Department for Culture and Arts, as well as the States Department for Culture, Arts and Heritage.

The Arts and Cultural Development Division prepared the proposal paper on the establishment of the National Department for Culture and Arts, as well as the States Department for Culture, Arts and Heritage. In November 2004, the presentation of the proposal paper on the establishment of the Department was submitted to the Civil Service Department.

On 15 March 2005, the Culture and Arts Development Division received Warrant of Appointment No. S/20 year 2005 dated 22 March 2005. By receiving this Warrant of Appointment, the National Department for Culture and Arts and the States Department for Culture, Arts and Heritage were officially formed.

Subsequently, through the Warrant of Appointment No. S40 dated 1 February 2007, the creation of another new division at JKKN which is the Planning, Research and Development Division aimed at enabling JKKN to function better in planning and research matters for arts and culture. By 18 March 2008, JKKN shifted its patronage and was placed under the Ministry of Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage (KPKKW). In April 2009, JKKN patronage was under the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture (KPKK). For four years under KPKK, on 16 May 2013, JKKN became an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture which is currently known as the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

  • 1953 Formation of Cultural Division under the Ministry of Social Welfare
  • 1964 Cultural Division placed under the Ministry of Information
  • 1972 Cultural Division at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports
  • 1987 Cultural Division at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture
  • 1992 Cultural Division at the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism
  • 2004 Cultural Division at the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage (KEKKWA)
  • 22 Mar 2005 Upgraded to JKKN (Warrant Number S20 Year 2005)
  • 1 Feb 2007 Creation of a new division which is planning, research and development division (Warrant Number S40 Year 2007)  
  • 18 Mac 2008 JKKN as one of the agencies under the Ministry of Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage (KPKKW) 
  • April 2009 JKKN under the patronage of the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture (KPKK).   
  • 16 May 2013,Since then, JKKN becomes an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. 
  • On the 2nd July 2018, this Ministry was renamed as the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia as announced by YAB Prime Minister during the Cabinet Formation after the 14th General Election. 

Vision.

Cultural Art lead body in supporting Arts for Arts, Arts for Unity, and Cultural Arts in Revenue Generation for industry players towards the formation of national identity and prosperity

Mission.

  • Strengthening efforts to preserve, maintain, expand and popularize the National cultural arts heritage;
  • Potentiating cultural arts elements to enhance the National Identity, prosperity and unity; 
  •  Encouraging innovative cultural arts to increase industry player's income;
  • Contributing to the growth of cultural tourism activities.

DEPARTMENT OBJECTIVE

  • Mengekal dan mengembangkan kebudayaan dan kesenian.
  • Menggalakkan pertumbuhan aktiviti seni budaya di pelbagai lapisan melalui kerjasama berkesan antara pemain industri seni budaya, agensi Kerajaan, Swasta, Badan
  • Bukan Kerajaan dan penggiat seni budaya dari dalam dan luar negara.
  • Menyebarkan maklumat seni budaya kepada orang awam dalam dan luar negara.
  • Menyediakan kemudahan prasarana seni dan budaya yang kondusif dan khidmat nasihat kepada masyarakat Malaysia.
  • Meningkatkan pembangunan modal insan mahir dalam bidang seni budaya.

DEPARTMENT FUNCTION

  • To implement research and development, documentation and publishing, cultural arts coaching, skilled human capital development in cultural arts field, expanding cultural arts, enhancing cultural arts, artistic and production development, and cultural arts promotional programme;
  • Building effective networking between cultural arts industry players, Government agencies, Private sectors, Non-Government Organizations and cultural arts activists locally and internationally;
  • Providing platform for arts activists involved in economic field through cultural arts activities;
  • Strengthening cultural and arts activities that are appropriate to become domestic and international tourist attractions; AND
  • Optimizing States JKKN organizational functions.
  • Popularizing and assimilating arts and cultural activities among the multicultural society and target levels.
  • Providing infrastructural facilities, culture and arts guidelines, fund assistance, advisory services, training and arts activists recognition.
  • Researching, collecting, documenting, publishing and disseminating cultural and arts information and reference materials to the public.
  • Formulating and encouraging arts product development in line with creative industry development.
  • Formulating cultural and arts enhancement programmes locally and internationally.

Background

Culture embodies the overall mankind's way of life. It plays an important role in national development process of Malaysia, where the Malaysian identity should be upheld in efforts undertaken to improve socio-economic and political development. This essentially requires the mobilization and involvement of all levels of society in an ongoing process.

For a country with multi-racial society like Malaysia, the process of national culture structuring process requires careful and detailed planning in cultivating the Malaysian way of life. This cultural planning should determine the good, noble and main characteristics in strengthening nation building and country's resilience.

Rationale

The formulation of the National Culture Policy is an integral part of any developing country with multi-racial population such as Malaysia. This policy will be used as Guidelines in designing, formulating and sustaining the national identity of Malaysia in the world.

The formulation of this policy needs to be carried out by taking into consideration of regional historical development facts and the country's position as the meeting point as well as the center of trade and civilization since two millennia ago. Malaysia's role as the center of convergence resulted in the interaction, introduction, assimilation and acceptance process of various suitable elements to the regional core culture from the various world cultural elements.

Thus, as an ongoing process, the formulation of Malaysian National Culture will continue to be based on the three principles and elements determined by the Government as the components of National Culture Policy which are: 

  • Founded on Indigenous Culture of this Region
    This region encompasses Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia and the South Pacific Isles (Polynesia, Melanesia and Oceania) and Malagasy which was the main part of the Malay culture and civilization areas. This region was the Malay Culture center of dissemination, expansion, and heritage since civilizations/ages ago and further marked by the glory and greatness of the Malay civilization centered in Malacca that uses the Malay Language as the international language of communication (lingua franca). This regional culture is reflected by the similarities of the linguistic fields that are based on the Malay language family  Austronesia, geographical location, historical experiences, nature's wealth, arts and individualistic values. Today's Malay culture forms the way of life, symbol of identity, and the basis of measuring personalities of more than 200 million people that speaks the same family of languages. Therefore, the culture of the regional natives in a nutshell or broad understanding of the Malay culture forms the basis of National Culture Policy.
  • Suitable and Reasonable Elements from Other Cultures To be Accepted
    Culture is dynamic, everchanging through the process of ongoing assimilation and adaptation. This principle is precisely the situation of a multi-racial population that inherits multifaceted cultures. With that, the cultural elements of the Chinese, Indian, Arabs, West and others that are suitable and appropriate is given consideration and acceptance in the formulation of National Culture. The suitability of acceptance in this assimilation does not contradict with the Constitution and principles of the Rukun Negara, and national interest as well as the universal moral and spiritual essence in general and especially to Islam being the official religion of the country.
  • Islam Becomes An Important Element In the Formulation of National Culture
    Religion or believing in God is an important element in the process of developing a country as well as sculpturing the people's noble virtues and personality. Islam provides guidance to mankind in balancing and synergizing efforts to fulfill emotional and physical needs and because of this, should become an important element in the formation of National Culture considering its position as the official religion of the country, strongly supported by existing historical facts wherein Islamic values were upheld for centuries by majority of the people in the region. The acceptance of the three basic principles above is in line with the concept of National Cultural Congress 1971.
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Objective

The Development of a National Culture for newly independent countries is instrumental in creating a stable and united nation. Therefore, efforts in the formulation of Malaysian National Culture are aimed at achieving three important objectives, which are:

  • To strengthen national unity through Culture;
  • To foster and preserve national identity as the outgrowth from National Culture; and
  • To enrich and improve the quality of human lives in equilibrium with that of the spiritual to be in tandem with socioeconomic growth.

The Objectives of the Strategy and Implementation of this policy can be achieved through the following strategies:

  • To restore, conserve and develop the cores of National Culture towards strengthening National Identity through collaborations in cultural research, development, education, expansion and communication;
  • To enhance and strengthen cultural leadership through coaching and training to interested individuals, upholding and mobilizing culture as extensive as possible to be the effective engine of growth;
  • To establish effective communications towards strengthening the sense of Malaysian nationality, nationhood and nationalism;
  • To fulfill sociocultural needs; and
  • To improve the standard and quality of arts.

Besides the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism, the involvement of other agencies are also important in the implementation of this policy. These include Federal Government Ministries and Departments, State Governments, statutory bodies and private sectors as well as cultural organizations.

The role of the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism in implementing the policy's objectives and strategies is important. Among others, the Ministry manages the research, development and promotion; education and development of arts; and connectivity towards the advancement of national culture. These efforts are achieved through development of art performance activities by National Art Complex as the organizer and the secretariat of international cultural communication, State Cultural Councils, and provides advisory services to strengthen cultural organizations and cooperation with international bodies.

The role of the Ministry/Department, State Governments and other statutory bodies are equally important in implementing the strategies of this policy in daily management and implementation of current policies. The role of private sectors and cultural organizations are more in need to play a role in carrying out cultural efforts of development at the respective organizational level and subsequently funding the sponsorships of cultural programmes or projects.

Closing

The formulation and implementation of the National Culture Policy is important for Malaysia which is rapidly developing and having a multi-racial population practicing different cultures. This policy serves as the guideline in the forming and creating a united nation while preserving the national identity in the global arena. However, its implementation is complex and cannot be realized in a short period of time. A broad awareness and understanding is indispensable to help in realizing the inspiration of implementing this policy, as only through epiphany will the National Culture transcend racial or tribal cultures. Culture that is fostered will be identified with similar characteristics that crosses the boundaries of clanship and projecting Malaysian national identity as an independent and dignified nation.

Kami berjanji untuk memberi perkhidmatan yang cemerlang dan komited di dalam melaksanakan tanggungjawab kami seperti berikut :

  • Melaksanakan aktiviti pemuliharaan, pengembangan dan promosi seni budaya untuk mengekalkan penghayatan di kalangan masyarakat.
  • Memperbanyakkan aktiviti kebudayaan dan kesenian yang melibatkan pelbagai kaum.
  • Menyediakan prasarana seni dan budaya yang kondusif kepada pengguna.
  • Meningkatkan penyelidikan dan pembangunan produk-produk seni budaya yang baru.
  • Memastikan aduan pelanggan akan diambil tindakan dalam masa tiga (3) hari selepas diterima.
No.MonthNumber of Complaints/Inquiries/Suggestions ReceivedNumber of Complaints/Inquiries/Suggestions Resolved Within 3 Days
1January2121
2February4343
3March4444
4April4444
5May1313
6June1919
7July4444
8August5151
9September
10October
11November
12December
Total

Bilangan Transaksi Sistem Pendaftaran Penggiat Seni & Budaya tahun 2021

MonthArts & Culture Activists
Year 2021
BBK Arts & Culture Information
Year 2021
 Questions & Suggestions
Year 2021
January19321
February43
March44
April44
May13
June19
July44
August51
September
October
November
December
Total