KUCHING: Cooperative Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Berhad (Ko-Best) Sarawak Chapter, which has just been established in the state, is going on a recruitment drive soon.
National Ko-Best vice chairman 1 Datuk Johan Mohamad said the recruitment drive from Nov 18 to 22 would focus on the Southern Region, Central Region and Northern Region of the state.
“We are targeting 5,000 members which is achievable by 2020,” he said
Asked whether the cooperative would register its members with the party (Bersatu), he replied the membership drive was solely for the cooperative and had nothing to do with the political party.
“Today, we have about 130 people who are interested in becoming members and they come from all over the state including Lawas and Mukah,” he explained when asked about the initial response from the public on Ko-Best yesterday at Kingwood Hotel.
Following the national launch by Federal Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof in Kelana Jaya on Oct 14, Ko-Best has now established its footing in Sarawak.
Yesterday, it announced its Sarawak executive office Bearers.
Ko-Best Sarawak deputy chairman Wilfred S Landong added that the principal objective of the cooperative was to provide a platform for its members to achieve economic prosperity and sustainable livelihood.
“For the state chapter line-up, there are 9 office bearers, namely Wan Yusof Ascar Wan Ali as the chairman; Duke Janteng as the secretary; Ismawi Muhamad as the treasurer; and the board members include Azahari Osman, Alexander Frusis, Siti Sara Udin, Sulaiman Sahari and Benjamin Martin.
“During Ko-Best’s national launch on Oct 14, two Sarawakians were elected — Datuk Johan Mohamad as vice chairman 1 and Wan Mosaini Wan Hamid as the board member,” added Wilfred.
The cooperative’s seven thrust missions are: to be a progressive and competitive corporation through upgrading; optimising and mobilising strengths of existing resources; continuously improve Ko-Best’s achievements and performances as a stable, sustainable and dynamic corporation; create a dynamic management with the best and most dynamic governance; ensuring existing business operations continue improving; plan as well as develop new business that have potential to create higher income with Ko-Best; ensure that both gross revenue and clean profit increase each year; assist and empower the coming generation in the field of business; to run businesses based on Halalan Toyyiban.
“Ko-Best had established a holding company (Best Holdings Sdn Bhd) with the following subsidiaries such as Best Trading Sdn Bhd, Best Agro Sdn Bhd, Best Technologies Sdn Bhd and Best Development Sdn Bhd.
“Apart from that, Yayasan Best (Best Foundation) has also been established to provide an avenue for members who may seek various forms of assistance to establish business of their own,” he said.
With the establishment of the Sarawak Chapter Cooperative, several programmes have been lined up including roadshows, membership drives, business expos and other community services.