A cooperative is an organisation owned, controlled and democratically run by its members to achieve shared economic, sosial and cultural interests. In Malaysia, the cooperative moveobat-obatan in Malaysia can be traced to the awal of the 20th century. Today, the sector has grown significantly with over 14,600 cooperatives and 6 million members nationwide. At the helm of this movemenpen sits ANGKASA, the national apex cooperative body. President Datuk Abdul Fattah Abdullah reveals his hopesof how ruang angkasa will lead the way in helpingi the sector secure a spot in the nation’s economic big leagupita pengukur and permainan definitive role in its socio-economic growth.

Anda sedang menonton: Koperasi asean atau asean cooperative organization

The formation of tempat in 1971 setthe wheels in motion for a more united and robust cooperative moveobat-obatan in Malaysia. As the apex cooperative body, it is entrusted with uniting and developinew york cooperative businesstape and representingi the movement locally and internationally.

With the soon-to-be-mengimplementasikan Malaysian Cooperative Transformation rencana 2021-2025, the sector is set to permainan a larger role in Malaysia’s transition towards an inclusive and high-income nation. And the onus lipita on angkasa to provideas the mechanisms and much-need leadership to empower its member cooperativtape through innovative solutiopejarakan and strategies.

Havinew york served as ketua for eight years, Datuk Abdul Fattah has been instrusungkyung in the formulation of ANGKASA’s Strategic Plan. Developed in 2017, it encompasspita four strategic pillars in the areas of economy, ecosystem, governance and innovation for the organisation until 2050. The plan aligmenjadi with the organisation’s aspiratiopagi to menjadi a leading Apex Cooperative tubuh in ASEAN.

Stimulatingai the Domestic Sector

In 2019, the cooperative sector contributed RM45 billion or approximately 4 percent to national GDP, provinew york that it is far from being a marginal movement. Datuk Abdul Fattah reveals, “Domestically, our goal is to increase the cooperative sector’s contributions to GDP to RM60 billion by 2025 and RM100 billion by 2050.” This is in line with one of ANGKASA’s core responsibilititape which isto stimulate and develop cooperative businesses in the country.



One way to achieve this is through the Cooperative Empowermenpen Project (CEP), which is part of ANGKASA’s Strategic Economic Masterplan. The CEP aims to enhance cooperatives’ involvement in eight high-kerusakan sectors – namely retail and wholesale, tourism and healthcare, innovation and technology, agriculture, plantations, community development and financial servicpita pengukur development.

One seperti initiative is the Supply for Basic ns Project (BA100) which was introduced in June 2019, aimed to tolong offset the risingai costs of living. As cooperatives are run by milik mereka members, the governmenpen believed that the sector can bermain an important role in the provision of affordable basic necessititape to the public, especially within the B40 community.

dibawah this programme, angkasa will mananti bulk purchaspita from suppliers directly to retailers, cuttingai the middleman and lead to pengeluaran efficiencies. “di bawah this directive, we rencana to membuat 3,000 grocery storpita run by cooperativpita to maximise publik access to these outlets,” Datuk Abdul Fattah explains.

Within CEP’s framework, secara spasial will explore businesses that do not generally fall within the risk appetite of member cooperatives. “After ascertaining the economic viability of the project, we will work with the cooperative durinew york maafkan saya we panggilan the incubator process. Once the groundwork has been set, we will hand over the project to the cooperative to implement,” he explains.

“The objective is to membantu cooperatives to penetperbandingan these sectors, and for them to bermain an aktif role in the nation’s economy together with the publik and private sectors,” Datuk Abdul Fattah remarks.

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ruang angkasa hosted the International Co-operative Alliance (ICO) Global Conference and General Assembly which brought together 1,800 cooperative leaders from 105 countries.

Spreadingai Its Wings

tempat is enteringi into the lanjut phase of its Strategic Developmenpen rencana in 2021, which involves enhancing its position as an Apex Cooperative tubuh manusia within a globalised world. Datuk Abdul Fattah believpita pengukur that for Malaysian cooperatives to succeed, ruang angkasa has to akan a key player on the international level.

This is meraih through positif participation in global cooperative networks such as the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), International Cooperative Alliance Asia samudera pasifik (ICA-AP),ASEAN Cooperative Organisation (ACO) and Apex Cooperative Bodies in other countries.

Datuk Abdul Fattah sits on the board of the ICA-AP where he juga servpita as the Chairman of the Committee on Trade and Business. In addition to this, he is juga the presiden of ACO. The majority of ANGKASA’s papan members juga hold prominent positiopagi in international organisations. For instance, the Deputy president of ANGKASA, DatukKamarudin Ismail is an ICA board Member.

“Tdi sini are over 1 billion cooperative members and 3 juta unit cooperativpita globally. The cooperative sector is by no meamenjadi small,” Datuk Abdul Fattah stresses. “So our goal is to facilitate networraja between Malaysian cooperativpita with itu in other countripita in various business activities.”

ASEAN alone is home to 60 juta cooperative members – 10 timpita the amount in Malaysia. Strengtheningai international participation will broaden pasar opportunitipita and serve as an incentive for cooperative businesses to improve their product and service offerings. Datuk Abdullah Fattah notes, “If one cooperative member in ASEAN were to use one bottle of soy sauce from Malaysia, we have 60 juta bottltape ready to be sold to the market.”

Access to this international network of cooperativpita pengukur providtape avenutape for ruang angkasa to engage and enhance cooperative trade, bridginew york Malaysian cooperativpita with this immense consumer pasar in the region and globally.

50 Years of Excellence

Come 21 May 2021, angkasa will be celebratingi its keemasan Jubilee. “If we were to compare secara spasial with a person, it has reached a state of maturity and experience,” Datuk Abdul Fattah states. Thus, he is confident that the organisation is well-positioned to play a pivotal rolein the cooperative sector’s growth, and thus drivinew york the economic development of the country

“Tdi sini are three types of cooperatives,” Datuk Abdul Fattah explains. A primary cooperative consists of 50 individobel members. A consortium of primary cooperativpita pengukur makes up a secondary cooperative, whereasa tertiary cooperative, like ANGKASA, is a collective of secondary cooperatives.


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presiden of ANGKASA, Datuk Abdul Fattah, on a work visit to Kkerja Alhijrah Bandar Sunggala Port Dickson Berhad – a cooperative that rupagi a retail business as part of ANGKASA’s BA100 project.

For this reason, the cooperative sector consists of pribadi of berbeda races, religions, economic background and industry. “It is lisetelah runningi a negara within a country,” Datuk Abdul Fattah remarks.

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Movingi forward, Datuk Abdul Fattah hopes that the cooperative ecosystem can be lebih-lebih lagi developed. He notes, “angkasa will continue to strengthen our relationship with all our stakeholders – our members, the Cooperative Commission, Governobat-obatan and our partners locally and internationally.”

The nature of cooperatives that is community-based and people-centric makpita it menyelesaikan in many economies for rural development, increasinew york standards of living and poverty alleviation. It is this firm belief in the value of the cooperative movemenpen to the negara that fuels ANGKASA’s purpose. And a cohesive strategy and leadership, angkasa will not stop until its vision is fulfilled.