The Supporting Partners


The Ministry of Education (Malay: Kementerian Pendidikan), abbreviated MOE, is a ministry of the Government of Malaysia that is responsible for education system, compulsory education, pre-tertiary education, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), curriculum standard, textbook, standardised test, language policy, translation, selective school, comprehensive school.

Vision: Quality Education Begets Learned Individuals for a Prosperous Nation.

Mission: Upholding a quality education system that develops individuals to their full potential and fulfills the aspirations of the nation.


The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) was created again officially following the Federal Cabinet reshuffle on 28th July 2015 (Tuesday) in a special press conference by the Prime Minister. This is in accordance to the provisions of the Act relating to higher education.

MOHE’s integral role is creating a higher education ecosystem with the finest Public Universities (UA), Private Higher Educational Institutions (PHEIS), Polytechnics and Community College. These institutions are the main components in the national education ecosystem and training to generate first-rate thinkers, scholars, masters, skilled and semi-skilled manpower in accordance with their respective roles.

To ensure the success at this role, MOHE has three (3) departments that manage the institutions of higher learning, namely:

  • The Department of Higher Education (JPT) – UA and IPTS;
  • Department of Polytechnic Education (JPP) – Polytechnic; and
  • Department of Community College Education (JPKK) – Community Colleges

Efforts to achieve this role are also supported by agencies with roles that are vital in higher education, namely:

  • The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)- supervising and coordinating quality assurance as well as accreditation of national higher education; and
  • Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN)- coordinating the financing of higher education.

Vision: High Quality Tertiary Education, Excellent Individual, Prosperous Nation

Mission: To sustain the Higher Education ecosystem in order to develop and enhance individual potential and fulfill the nation’s aspiration.


It all began in 1999, amidst a raging war in Kosova where thousands of lives were lost and suffering was widespread. Moved by the plight of countless innocent civilians, especially women and children, Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, a Malaysian obstetrician & gynaecologist, was moved to volunteer her medical services.

Finding no national organisation ready to support such international crises, she established the Malaysian Medical Relief Society – better known today as MERCY Malaysia – with a handful of like-minded friends. MERCY Malaysia aimed to provide a platform for Malaysians to unite and play their role in the international humanitarian arena.

MERCY Malaysia’s first mission was to Kosova in June 1999. Many more missions followed, each team consisting of Malaysians from all walks of life with the single goal of helping others, regardless of race, religion, culture or boundary.

In the last two decades, the organisation has provided humanitarian assistance and programmes in 32 countries, in crisis and non-crisis situations. MERCY Malaysia has also evolved into a full-fledged humanitarian organisation offering the full spectrum of humanitarian services, from emergency response to rehabilitation and recovery, mitigation and prevention, and disaster preparedness.

VISION – To be outstanding in delivery of medical and humanitarian aid to all.

MISSION – MERCY Malaysia is an international non-profit organisation focused on providing medical relief, sustainable health-related development, and risk reduction activities for vulnerable communities, in both crisis and non-crisis situations.


MERCY Malaysia upholds its vision of being outstanding in the delivery of medical and humanitarian aid to all. Governed by its constitution, the organisation strives to ensure quality and accountable services through the internal processes guided by international standards, and standards and regulations of international organisations and bodies to which it is a signatory. Among others, MERCY Malaysia is bound by :-

  1. The Code of Conduct, in which all MERCY Malaysia stakeholders – staff, volunteers, partners, partner organisations , and donors – adhere to when representing MERCY Malaysia in one form or another.
  2. Internal procedures.
  3. Code of Conduct for International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
  4. Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).
  5. The SPHERE Standards in Humanitarian Aid.
  6. UN Secretary General Bulletin on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (ST/SGB/2003/13).
  7. Principles of Partnerships (as endorsed by the Global Humanitarian Platform, 12 July 2007).
  8. The principles related to financial transparency and accountability.
  9. Principles of confidentiality.

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