Khazanah Nasional is the investment holding arm of the Government entrusted to manage the commercial assets held by the Government and to undertake strategic investments. Khazanah was incorporated under the Companies Act 1965 on 3 September 1993 as a public limited company and commenced operations a year later.
Save for one share owned by Pesuruhjaya Tanah Persekutuan (the Federal Land Commissioner), all the share capital of Khazanah is owned by the Minister of Finance Incorporated, a corporate body incorporated pursuant to the Minister of Finance (Incorporation) Act, 1957.
The primary objectives of Khazanah Nasional are:
- To hold and manage the investments entrusted to it by the Government of Malaysia; and
- To undertake new investments where there are strategic opportunities, in new sectors and in new markets
Khazanah has investments in over 50 major companies. These companies are involved in various sectors such as:
- steel production
- airport management
- automobile and
- investment holding
- port development and
- research technology and
The design is evolved to convey a multiplicity of relevant images to reflect the function of the company and its involvements. The lines emanate visuals of a Cembul (a traditional Malay jewellery box) and an hour glass to represent Khazanah Nasional as a treasury of funds and assets, and medium and long-term investments, respectively.