|AMCHAM Update #371 COVID-19 Outbreak|
As Malaysia gradually reopens, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to significantly impact 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.
|Happy Deepavali from all of us here at AMCHAM|
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AMCHAM held its monthly Members’ Briefing virtually today, part of the Chamber’s monthly meetings held on the first of Wednesday of the month. With lockdown restrictions lifted, the next briefing on December 1, the last for this month, will most likely allow for physical attendance at a limited capacity.
AMCHAM hosted Shakilla Shahjihan, Divisional Vice President, Government Affairs, Asia Pacific & Japan at Abbott Laboratories for another session of GATE 40.
Starting tomorrow, 4 November, foreigners can enter Sabah for social visits without requiring special entry approval. However, they must have a valid immigration pass or passport to enter the state. Diplomats and expatriates including dependents currently residing in Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Labuan are allowed to enter Sabah for social visits without requiring special entry approval.
The United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur wishes a Happy Deepavali to all Malaysians celebrating in the country. In a short video uploaded on the embassy's official Facebook page, the US Ambassador to Malaysia Brian D. McFeeters said the entire US Embassy community wishes everyone a Happy Deepavali and hopes the festival will bring joy and brightness for everyone.
As of November 1, 2021
, Malaysian Immigration announced that many categories of long-term pass holders, including students, Malaysia My Second Home passholders, some employment pass holders, and permanent residents, are no longer required to apply through My Travel Pass
for permission to enter Malaysia (please see the Malaysian Immigration Department’s announcement
for a full list of exempted categories). However, short-term passholders and holders of expired long-term passes continue to require My Travel Pass permission.
During the peak of COVID-19, Malaysia logged more than 20,000 new cases per day on average. With 78.1 percent of the Malaysian population being vaccinated and the continuous rise of vaccination rate, the new cases have subsided to a daily average of 6,000 lately with the lowest record of 4,782 cases on 25 October. Yet the long fight against the pandemic has caused a major strain on the medical field.
EY has released its latest tax alert, issue No. 22/2021. This issue covers:
- Further deduction for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) screening costs borne by employers
- Further extension of time for submission of tax returns under the Labuan Business Activity Tax Act 1990 (LBATA) for YA 2021
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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.
This daily news round-up brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as well as tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected. Confirmed cases of COVID-19
have passed 247.1 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of confirmed deaths has now passed 5 million.
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