Organization - Malaysia Handicraft Development Corporation

Malaysia Handicraft Development Corporation
Basic Information
English Malaysia Handicraft Development Corporation
Local language Perbadanan Kemajuan Kraftangan Malaysia
Country Malaysia
Category Government Agency
Domain Traditional Craftsmanship
Function Research
Education and Training
Established year 1979
  • To expand the market for craft products;
  • To develop high-quality market-oriented products;
  • To encourage the growth and development of the craft industry;
  • To provide a skilled workforce based on the needs of the craft industry;
  • To raise awareness and interest in using local craft products.

The Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation (Kraftangan Malaysia), which comes under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, was incorporated under Act 222, Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation Act 1979 and Act A562, Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation Act (Amendment) 1983.

The roles of the Malaysian Handicraft as stated under Section 7, Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation Act, 1979 Act 222 are as follows:

  • To develop where needed, encourage and restore skills and traditional craftsmanship;
  • To develop, encourage progress, and uphold standards of the handicraft industry in various ways, including by providing research, advisory, and expansion services;
  • To drive, orientate, and assist existing craftsmen toward usage of modern techniques in production, management, and marketing;
  • To control, increase, and improve qualities and maintain the standards and production of handicraft products for the local and international market;
  • To develop the marketing and exportation of handicraft products.


  • To be a leader in developing the country’s craft industry in strength and competitiveness.


  • To commercialize craft products through the development of the market, products, and entrepreneurs.
Major Activities
  • Development programs
  • Craft marketing
  • Craft research and development
  • One district, one industry – craft products
  • Craft heritage trails
  • Craft skills development (National Craft Institute)
Contact Information (Organization)
Address PERBADANAN KEMAJUAN KRAFTANGAN MALAYSIA Kompleks Kraf Kuala Lumpur, Seksyen 63, Jalan Conlay 50450, Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603-21627459
Fax +603-21612622

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