ANGKASA Malaysia Date : 2016-11-01 Views : 5411
The following articles were generously provided by Norisahshahrina Nordin of ANGKASA.
In 1966, the First Cooperative Congress was held with the goal to establish a national cooperative union. The aim was to unite all the cooperatives in Malaysia under one federation for cooperatives. On 12 May 1971, Angkatan Kerjasama Kebangsaan Malaysia Berhad (ANGKASA) was officially registered as the national union as a result from the Second Cooperative Congress. With the inception of ANGKASA as a union of co-operative herald the beginning of a journey of a united and formidable co-operative movement in Malaysia.
Since its establishment, ANGKASA has played the role as the apex of cooperatives for the Malaysian cooperative movement. With the approval of the new Cooperative Act in 1993, ANGKASA was formally recognized by the government of Malaysia to represent the co-operative movement nationally and internationally.
ANGKASA s vision is to be the body that serves as prime catalyst for the development of co-operatives in Malaysia & ASEAN. The mission of ANGKASA is to provide high quality products and services and protect cooperative interests and rights through professional management.
ANGKASA s goal is:
• To unite and represent all co-operators in Malaysia at national and international level
• To stimulate and develop the co-operatives business by identifying new business area while developing and strengthening
• To fight for, to monitor and to safeguard the interest and development of members specifically and the movement generally
• To facilitate the operations of members
ANGKASA pioneered the practice of providing salary deductions to government servants, co-operatives statutory bodies, school co-operatives, clubs, unions, and GLC companies. This is the core service of ANGKASA , which is the only cooperative in the world to provide this kind of service. The establishment of school cooperatives was a very successful achievement in the history of the Malaysian cooperative movement. It was started in 1968 with 9 schools. By 2015, there were 2,349 school cooperatives with a total turnover of RM 338.95 million. The Ministry of Education in Malaysia has recognized school cooperative activities as significant extra-curricular activities in schools since 1999. As part of the Malaysian Economic Transformation Program, ANGKASA spearheads the movement to achieve significant contribution to the Nation