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On 3rd June 2020, ANGKASA as chair of the ASEAN Cooperative Organisation (ACO) initiated an online discussion to understand the effects of the Movement Control Order (MCO) on cooperatives in ASEAN countries. The MCO introduced by governments in the region as a preventive measure to contain the Covid-19 outbreak affected business and regular activities of cooperatives in ASEAN. The main points for discussion were:

 

  • Share work of cooperatives in ASEAN to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 pandemic
  • Share action taken by the ASEAN governments and the stimulus packages offered particularly to SMEs and cooperatives
  • Hear suggestion on what ACO members could do together

 

34 representatives from Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam participated in the discussion. Dato’ Abdul Fattah Abdullah, President of ANGKASA and President of ACO chaired the session which was moderated by Haji Nasir Khan Yahaya, Group CEO of ANGKASA.

Read the full agenda and presentation points during the discussion here