|AMCHAM Update #372 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.
As President Biden gears up to attend his first Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting next week, AmChams from four countries, including Malaysia, call on him to announce the United States' participation in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
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|Anand Paranjothy - Government Relations Manager|
With extensive experience in business development and strategy, Anand has more than 20 years of experience in building dedicated partnerships with stakeholders and clients. Prior to joining AMCHAM's government relations team, he had worked with MITI and MDeC implementing business development strategies across various sectors and industries, with a passion to deliver projects that inspire and expand businesses.
|Sharyl Kaur - Communications Manager|
Sharyl Kaur has spent nine years in communication roles with a career ranging from journalism to insights analysis. Highlights of her career include producing a weekly media analysis show for a prominent business radio station and winning the AMEC Global Summit 2020 Gold Award for Best Crisis Comms Measurement and Reporting; she hopes the best is yet to come.
Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak and Sabah will transition from Phase Three into Phase Four under the National Recovery Plan (NRP) this Monday, 8 November. This was announced by Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein in a statement today.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has consented to ending the Emergency in Sarawak, paving the way for state elections to be held. According to a staement by Istana Negara, His Majesty had taken into account the views of various quarters, including the prime minister, attorney-general as well as a request from Sarawak Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud.
Ivermectin usage does not have significant effect on COVID-19 patients treated together with standard of care (SOC), compared with those treated with the latter alone, a study by Institute for Clinical Research Malaysia (ICR) revealed.
A total of 22,417,059 individuals or 95.8 per cent of the adult population in the country have completed their COVID-19 vaccination as of yesterday, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH). 97.8 per cent of the adult population, or 22,893,173 individuals, have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat on Wednesday (Nov 3) announced that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, the world's largest trade deal so far, would enter into force on Jan 1, 2022. The Secretariat has received instruments of ratification from six ASEAN countries.
Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa) airline passengers traveling to the United States, must demonstrate proof of vaccination as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Order prior to boarding a U.S. bound aircraft.
ConocoPhillips posted its highest quarterly profit in a decade after the US oil producer benefited from a sustained rally in crude and natural gas. Net income for the third quarter soared to US$2.4 billion, the highest going back to 2011. Capital spending was just 32% of cash from operations in the period, indicating that ConocoPhillips has swathes of cash left over for debt reduction and shareholder returns at these price levels.
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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.
We can stilldream about putting the COVID-19 genie back in the bottle, but the more likely reality is that the virus will become an endemic problem we just have to get used to. Climate change is similar in some ways: a difficulty we have to plan for, deal with, and overcome every day. This week, McKinsey proposes multiple approaches to these and other ongoing struggles.
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