Angkasa to explore new biz areas, focus on high-impact sectors

This is following the urgent need for the new norm to embrace digital biz and entrepreneurship, its president says

by NURUL SUHAIDI

ANGKATAN Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Bhd (Angkasa) is looking to explore new business areas to encourage its members to be involved in high-impact economic sectors.

“The focus is to accelerate the digital business, health and online retail following the urgent need for the new norm to embrace digital business and entrepreneurship” Angkasa president Datuk Abdul Fattah Abdullah (picture) said.

Angkasa 2050 Strategic Plan or PESAN50 is in the pipeline, where the medium-term plan phase 20212030 will focus to elevate the concept of ‘cooperation’ as a primary choice for consumers starting their business.

“Angkasa’s commitment this time is to ensure the cooperative movement can play a role in line with the National Cooperative Transformation Plan 2021-2025 and the National Entrepreneurship Policy 2030 so that the benefits of fair economic distribution to all people in the country can be achieved,” Abdul Fattah added.

The organisation is also ready to offer the support and guidance to ensure the cooperative sector remains an effective self-help platform for members and the local community.

Yesterday, the organisation donated 1,000 packs of snacks and health kits worth RM7,000 to healthcare workers and public at Petaling Jaya City Council Civic Hall vaccination centre and Klang’s Pandamaran vaccination centre.

The donation is part of COOPCARE’s corporate social responsibility project to the frontliners in the country who carry out their duties responsibly and celebrate vaccine recipients who contribute to increasing the rate of herd immunity.

Abdul Fattah, who was present during the ceremony, noted that it is the organisation’s 68th donation programme, since the pandemic began last year.

“We are aiming to continue until the end of the pandemic to appreciate more healthcare workers and the vaccinated public,” he said.

As a parent body representing the cooperative movement, COOPCARE has also donated daily necessities included the 100 Basic Goods Project and health kits.

To date, Angkasa has implemented 89 programmes benefitting more than 50,000 recipients consisting of cooperative members, frontline workers, asnaf, B40, urban poor and vulnerable groups with a contribution value of RM2 million since March 2020.