|AMCHAM Update #367 COVID-19 Outbreak|
As Malaysia gradually reopens, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to play a significant role on businesses and livelihoods. AMCHAM will continue to bring you daily updates on the latest COVID-19 developments, which includes vaccination updates, Government-issued orders, regulations, and SOPs as well as initiatives from related bodies and organizations.
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Last night, AMCHAM's CEO, Siobhan Das starred on Notepad with Ibrahim Sani.
She shared her views on the current global supply chain issues, talent, RCEP, CPTPP, and more. In case you missed it, click on the 'Read More' tab to watch the replay.
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The Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG) is organizing the "9th Governance In Procurement Conference” on 8 December 2021.
This Conference will bring thought provoking and diverse insights and perspectives from experienced professionals and practitioners across a wide range of industries, on how organizations can be better prepared to step up Governance in their procurement areas.
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PERKESO through the through the Office of the Employment Insurance System (SIP), is organizing KPT PACE Program in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education from 15 Oct to 31 Dec 2021.
This program is one of SOCSO's initiatives in continuing to provide the best employment services to job seekers and the unemployed affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers interested are invited to offer employment opportunities to them.
EY will be having its EY Malaysia Budget 2022 Webinar on Friday, 12 November 2021 at 9:30am to 12:30pm.
In this year’s budget webinar, they will provide insights into the key Budget 2022 tax proposals and measures, their impact on Malaysian businesses and how business owners can seize opportunities for growth. YBhg. Datuk Johan Mahmood Merican, Director of the National Budget Office, will be joining as the guest speaker to discuss the outlook for Budget 2022.
Malaysia and Singapore have begun talks on opening their borders to each other under a dedicated vaccinated travel lane where air travelers will be allowed entry. In principle, the proposal has been agreed to by both countries, but not yet approved as the SOP needs to be refined. Discussions will continue and the aim is to make it happen before November 15, ahead of the Langkawi international tourism travel bubble.
A total of 22,214,490 individuals or 94.9 per cent of the adult population in the country have completed their COVID-19 vaccination as of Wednesday (Oct 27). 97.6 per cent, or 22,839,280 individuals, have received at least one dose of the vaccine. A total of 147,242 doses were dispensed yesterday, involving 123,182 complete doses, 18,493 first doses and 5,567 booster doses.
On October 25, 2021, the White House issued a Presidential Proclamation
with details regarding the new travel policy requiring foreign nationals traveling to the United States to demonstrate proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, which will take effect November 8.
Please note that the requirement for all air travelers to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 remains in effect as well.
Malaysia’s trade continued its stellar performance in September 2021, with a new high for trade, exports and trade surplus monthly value. Trade expanded by 25.5% to RM195.54 billion compared to September 2020. The export growth was contributed mainly by robust external demand for petroleum products, manufactures of metal, palm oil and palm oil-based agriculture products as well as electrical and electronic (E&E) products.
The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has announced the enhancement of the MyDigitalWorkforce Work in Tech (MYWiT), a hiring and training incentive programme, to accelerate the reskilling and placement of unemployed Malaysians in digital tech and services related jobs.
In 2019, rising volatility was an issue for many companies around the world. In 2021, it’s an issue for everyone. The past 18 months have been an object lesson in just how quickly and dramatically market conditions can shift. As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the globe, some businesses saw demand collapse to almost nothing in just a few weeks, while others faced an unexpected and sustained surge.
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