|AMCHAM Update #188 COVID-19 Outbreak|
During this period of Movement Control Orders, AMCHAM will be bringing you daily updates on the latest COVID-19 developments, which includes the efforts of the Government and initiatives from other bodies and organizations.
Good news for long distance couples. They can now do inter state travel starting on Wednesday (Jan 27), as the government relaxes the rules to allow them to meet. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that couples living apart due to work had made appeals to the government to allow them to cross state borders. “The National Security Council special meeting has heard their appeal, and we have agreed to give some flexibility.
|WEBINARS FEATURING AMCHAM'S CEO|
|What does President Biden Mean for Malaysia?|
|27 January 2021, 8.30pm - 9.45pm|
KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific will be organizing its inaugural KSInsights this Wednesday, 27 January, at 8.30pm and the topic of discussion will be “What Does President Biden Mean For Malaysia?”.
AMCHAM's CEO Siobhan Das has been invited as one of the panelists. Please register by clicking here
only if you would like to participate in the Q&A session. Alternatively, you may catch it Live on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ksinsti
|Uncle Joe Wants You - Opportunities for ASEAN Businesses in the Biden Era|
Change of guard! The United States of America enters a new era with the inauguration of its 46th President, Joe Biden. Is this good news for businesses in the ASEAN region, or should we approach with caution? AMCHAM's CEO Siobhan Das will be joining the panel discussion.
Join us in this webinar by Astro AWANI | LINC to discuss the road that lies ahead!
|UPCOMING WEBINARS (AMCHAM MEMBERS)|
|February 4th Virtual Forum - Q&A Panel with OIS Community|
|4 February 2021, 10.00am - 11.30am|
Join Oasis International School - Kuala Lumpur for their upcoming Virtual Forum: Q&A Panel with the OIS Community!
OIS teachers, students, parents, and leadership will be answering FAQ’s and additionally taking questions from attendees regarding life at Oasis. We hope to see you there.
|Vaccines and Digital Passes - International SOS Webinar|
The arrival of a vaccine is no longer a question of if, but when and how. As attention turns to vaccination, businesses are raising questions of its development progress, efficacy, and deployment plans. Another key subject is the use of digital passes as verification for COVID-19 vaccination, and how companies can begin incorporating it for their workforce as we look forward to returning to operations and travel. The cast light on these latest updates, join our upcoming webinar with our subject matter experts Dr Chan Yanjun, Medical Director for Malaysia and James Robertson, Security Director, Australasia from International SOS.
|Asia Pacific (AAP) Business Summit 2021|
Join the region’s largest AmCham event of 2021 from 9-11 March for a rare opportunity to engage with industry leaders and government representatives from the U.S. and across the Asia Pacific region.
All morning plenary sessions will be taking place virtually, with afternoon in-person industry breakout discussions for each of the 14 AmCham Committees to be held at Marina Bay Sands Singapore.
Purchase your virtual pass now
and enjoy early bird prices until January 31, 2021
. Tickets for the afternoon in-person events are pending government approval, and we will notify you once registration for the in-person tickets is live.
Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), a joint venture between Malaysian based MMC Group and Netherlands based APM Terminals registered a strong terminal growth after accomplishing record-breaking 9.8 million TEUS (Twenty Equivalent Units) total throughput in 2020 despite global economic uncertainties and health pandemic. The record represents an increase of more than 8% growth at the back of 9.1 million TEUS recorded in 2019.
The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the second MCO announced by the government, is driving local businesses to seek and adopt new technologies to improve productivity and operational efficiencies. IBM Malaysia managing director Catherine Lian said although current circumstances have been challenging and even painful for various businesses, the pandemic has highlighted just how important digital transformation is for companies to survive and thrive in a constantly changing new norm.
“Change” has, in many ways, been the core of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). “The genesis of MDEC 25 years ago was all about imparting change via technology. When you think about digital and technology, it’s about moving forward and driving change, really,” says its chief executive officer Surina Shukri during a virtual media briefing last Thursday, Jan 21 with MDEC chairman, Rais Hussin.
2021 will likely be a transition year for U.S. trade policy, rather than a year of abrupt shifts. President-elect Biden recently announced that he will nominate Katherine Tai as the United States Trade Representative; she is currently the chief trade lawyer for the House Ways and Means Committee. Many trade experts view her nomination as an indication that the Biden Administration’s trade policy will remain focused on China-enforcement issues.
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