KUCHING, July 4: The Malaysian cooperative movement, with a membership of 6.09 million members and 14,625 cooperatives, is capable of making changes to the economic climate of the country.
Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said adopting the best principles and practices of cooperation to achieve mutual prosperity is the best way to improve the country’s economy.
“The government through the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative (MEDAC) and agencies under the Malaysian Cooperative Commission (SKM) and the Malaysian Cooperative Institute (IKM) will coordinate actions to create awareness through the latest education and technology innovations.
“I hope that the cooperatives in this country can make it their mission to improve the economy of the country by adopting the best principles and practices of cooperation to achieve mutual prosperity,” he said in a statement today.
“I urge the cooperative movement in the country to collectively respond to the challenge of developing the economy without neglecting the protection of the environment by increasing the use of green technology,” he said, adding that it was in line with the theme of the International Day of Cooperatives 2020.
Meanwhile Wan Junaidi attended the Tanjong Datu Education, Medical and Minor Rural Project Grants presentation ceremony today and among those present were Tanjung Datu assemblywoman Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu and his wife Datin Feona Junaidi. –DayakDaily.