KUCHING: Cooperatives are a good platform for communities to improve their economic status.
Demak Laut assemblyman Dr Hazland Abang Hipni said that the cooperatives in the country were not for bumiputras only but for all.
He called on Sarawakians, regardless of race, to form cooperative businesses to improve their livelihood.
“There are cooperatives that have failed and those that have been successful. I believed the cooperative business can be successful if it has good leadership.
“Leadership is very important. The leader is a person who knows the way and knows how to show the way,” he said.
He was speaking at the Kuching Automobile Cooperative Bhd’s (Co-Kas) third annual general meeting here yesterday.
Dr Hazland said a cooperative could venture into any type of business and be successful as long as the leaders and members had the guts to do business.
Co-Kas has 181 members of whom 80% are civil servants.
Its business is servicing and repairing government vehicles and that of members as well as sales.
The Co-Kas members can make payments via monthly salary deductions through the Angkasa Service Bureau if the bills are RM500 and above.
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