KENINGAU: Cooperative Consultation Council (MPKP) for in every parliamentary in the country are the government’s machineries for developing the people’s socio-economy.
Deputy Chief Minister, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, said MPKP is a mechanism to receive response regarding on current issues and development programmes for cooperatives in their respective area, where it will help them in determining their visions, and help in spurring cooperatives’ growth.
He was speaking during opening the Keningau MPKP Cooperatives Empowerment Programme, organized by Malaysian Co-operatives Commission (SKM), at one of the hotel here, today.
Pairin who is also the state Infrastructure Development Minister and Keningau MP, said there are 93 cooperatives in his parliamentary, with 20 in DUN Tambunan, 27 in Bingkor, and 46 in Liawan.
Their members are estimated to be up to 24,181, with RM1.26 million in shares and RM4.63 million worth of cooperative assets, generating an overall income of RM1.86 million.
The Keningau MPKP Chairperson also said that as of 31 December 2014, Sabah has 1,248 registered cooperatives operated by 344,410 members, with shares and fees reaching RM135.2 million and RM693.6 million in cooperative assets, generating RM260 million in revenues. -SayangSabah