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Assalamualaikum, Greetings, Salam 1Malaysia and Salam 1Koperasi,

2016 has left us all with a range of events. The Malaysia Co-operative Societies Commission (SKM), as the Leader in Co-operative Excellence continues to ensure that the co-operative movement in Malaysia becomes an economic entity capable of contributing to the country’s economic development and eventually realises the desires of the Government so that co-operatives function towards the people’s welfare.

The programme which had a major impact in 2016 was organising the National Co-operatives Day at State Levels which was held for the first time ever; previously only held at National Level. HKN at State Levels 2016 had a very positive impact with the participation of many more co-operatives thus promoting the services and products of co-operatives as well as establishing business ties with other co-operatives or with the private sector. The number of estimated visitors exceeded 100,000 and met the set target and objectives of organising HKN in helping co-operatives promote their products to the public as well as more and more parties acknowledging co-operatives as a catalyst of the Nation’s economic development.      

The year 2016 was indeed very challenging in ensuring the continuity of excellence of the co-operative movement in Malaysia. Various recommendations were made by YB Dato’ Seri Hamzah bin Zainudin, Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) in order to ensure co-operatives remain good in quality and vibrant.

Among the recommendations that must be implemented in 2017 is that SKM needs to present the Co-operative Societies Act 1993 (Act 502) Bill to Parliament, which is expected to convene in July. This is consistent with the co-operative movement’s direction towards self-regulatory compliance by creating a specific tier in order for the co-operative movement to remain relevant towards Malaysia achieving the developed nation status by 2020.

The role of co-operatives will also be very important when involved with the management and activities of KRIM and fair-price shops. SKM hopes that the plan can be implemented well and eventually make an impact in addressing the issues of cost of living faced by the people. This is exactly the principle and role of co-operatives as a socio-economic entity contributing to the National development and help the Government towards the welfare of the people and especially members of co-operatives.

The SKM portal has a new display and content that is more informative and user-friendly which functions as a central platform for access to information and is a gateway to the online system provided by SKM to customers. This is in line with the requirements of the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) for each Government agency to improve the quality of its online service delivery system and meet the 47 criteria of the Provider-Based Evaluation (ProBE) determined in accordance with the desire of SKM in obtaining the best portal rating from MAMPU.

SKM constantly strives to improve the effectiveness of the portal for the dissemination and sharing of information regarding the co-operative movement. Thus, SKM welcomes you to browse this website and contribute ideas, insights and feedback to enhance the content of this website for the benefit of all parties.

Lastly, I promise to perform the responsibilities entrusted upon me to my utmost ability and pray for the continued and everlasting success of the co-operative movement.

Thank you.

YBhg. Dato' Dr. Noor Zari bin Hamat
Executive Chairman
Malaysia Co-operative Societies Commission