Socso launches Social Synergy Programme

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Social Security Organisation (Socso), in collaboration with four agencies, has launched the Social Synergy Programme to further improve Socso beneficiaries' economic standing and quality of life.

The four agencies are Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK), Giat Mara, Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

Deputy chief executive (corporate) of Socso, Azlaily Abdul Rahman, said the cooperation is a form of social safety network that will provide a host of benefits to target groups.

"As the leading social security organisation in Malaysia, Socso has taken a proactive step by cooperating with AKPK in October last year. About 50 Socso beneficiaries have taken the debt restructuring programme under AKPK.

"It has indirectly rendered continuous aid and protection to Socso beneficiaries as well as the public at large," she said at a press conference after launching the Social Synergy Programme, themed 'Strong Synergy, Prosperous People'.

Also present was AKPK chief executive officer Azaddin Ngah Tasir and AIM chief executive officer Mohamed Shamir Abdul Aziz, as well as representatives from Giat Mara and MDEC.

Azlaily is anticipating a greater number of prospective beneficiaries, notably those who deal with other agencies, benefiting from the said programme's synergy.

She also welcomed other social security agencies looking to join the Social Synergy Programme. — Bernama