Photo credit: International Co-operative Alliance

Something I have learnt today: Malaysia is home to 12,000 co-operatives with over seven million members!


Their apex body ANGKASA, was founded in 1966 to unify Malaysian co-ops and represent them at national & international level. Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumers of Malaysia, YB Datuk Seri Hamzah Bin Zainudin, said that he is very honoured that Malaysia has been selected as the country host for this renowned conference. Having so many leaders from over 90 countries is something to be proud of and he is glad that through this, they will be able to learn more from each other.

Indeed! I think my colleagues who will be present there will be having lots of fun learning from each other since more than 1,800 co-operators will be in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the International Co-operative Alliance’s Global Conference & General Assembly (14 – 17 November).


Stay tune for posts updates on the ICA – Global Conference and General Assembly!