Department of Environment (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment)
Environmental management in Malaysia become more focussed with the gazzettement of the Environmental Quality Act (EQA) on 14 March 1974. From thereon, an enforcement agency named Environment Division (known as Department of Environment (DOE) in 1983) was institutionalised in 1975. Presently, the Department is empowered with 1568 staffs (on full operation), extending its operation through 15 States Offices and 26 Branch Offices. The Department’s main role is to prevent, control and abate pollution through the enforcement of the EQA,1974 and its 34 subsidiary legislation made thereunder.
Environment Protection Department, Sabah
The Environment Protection Department is a state department established on 1st August 1998 under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment. Before the establishment of the department, there was only a small Environmental Division established in 1975 under the then, Ministry of Manpower and Environmental Development. Due to the absence of a state environmental law, the Division only performed an advisory role.
Malaysia Inland Revenue Board
The Department of Inland Revenue Malaysia became a board on March 1, 1996, and is now formally known as THE INLAND REVENUE BOARD OF MALAYSIA.
The Inland Revenue Board was established was established in accordance with the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia Act 1995 to give it more autonomy especially in financial and personnel management; to improve the quality and effectiveness of tax administration.
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Malaysian Palm Oil Association
In 1999, a rationalisation exercise of the various associations, advisory bodies, and councils of the plantation industry saw the birth of a single umbrella entity – the goverment supported Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA). In its wake, three large plantation sector organisations, namely the Rubber Growers Association (RGA, in operation since 1968), the United Planting Association of Malaysia (UPAM, since 1897), the Malaysian Palm Oil Growers Council (MPOGC, since 1968) have been dissolved. An immediate benefit of membership of these associations in MPOA is a reduction in membership fees.
MPOA has been tasked with the important function of balancing the needs and interests of the various sectors for synergy and development of the plantation industry as a whole. Though a crop specific body that will focus on oil palm, MPOA will also serve the interests of other plantation crops such as rubber, cocoa, tea and non-crop issues relating to land, labour, trade and pricing.
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (NRE) was established due to an announcement of new cabinet formation by Y.A.B. Prime Minister on Mac 27, 2004.
SARAWAK FORESTRY has been established by the State Government to position Sarawak at the forefront of sustainable forest management and conservation, as outlined in Sarawak Forestry Corporation Ordinance, approved by the State Legislative Assembly in 1995. SARAWAK FORESTRY’s workforce comprises well-trained and highly motivated professionals from every field of resource management. To ensure effective and highly focused performance, SARAWAK FORESTRY launched its operation on June 9, 2003 and is organized into six key business units, which are all committed to responsibly manage and conserve Sarawak’s forests. SARAWAK FORESTRY’s functions are governed by 4 major ordinances, namely the Sarawak Forestry Corporation Ordinance, 1995; the Forests Ordinance, 1958; the National Parks and Nature Reserves Ordinance, 1998 and the Wild Life Protection Ordinance, 1998
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