|Jan 12, 2022|
(4 PM - 5 PM) (GMT+8)
|AMERICAN MALAYSIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE|
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Four mega COVID-19 vaccination centres (PPVs) in the Klang Valley will begin to operate on Jan 15 to offer booster shots in a bid to increase the take-up rate for the third dose. The PPVs set to make a comeback are the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (WTCKL), Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil, Ideal Convention Centre Shah Alam (IDCC) and the Soka Gakkai Klang.
The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has halted temporarily the plans of many governments to drop pandemic-related restrictions and revive their economies along with their citizens' sense of normalcy.
According to international research
, Omicron can be up to 3.7 times more infectious than the Delta variant, which has been the predominant strain so far — supporting the view that Omicron poses a significant threat to public health systems, which could lead to them being overwhelmed once again.
Walk-ins at off-site COVID-19 vaccination centres (PPV) for booster shots will no longer be allowed, says ProtectHealth Corporation, the government-appointed implementer of private medical practitioner participation in the immunisation programme.
It has been almost three weeks since the devastating floods across Malaysia, leaving thousands of people displaced and their livelihoods affected. In response to this disaster, many people, including AMCHAM members, have come out in full force to help those in need.
We would like to highlight the generous contributions made by some of our members.
FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, announced the launch of FedEx International Priority® Express (IPE) offering customers who ship internationally the flexibility to schedule delivery by 10:30 am or noon to select destinations worldwide.
Intel’s new Managing Director, A K Chong, has a reputation for getting things done. And she needed all her famed wherewithal when she took over the running of its Malaysian operations in August.
Chong was taking the helm during one of the most fraught periods in the company’s history, having to deal with the double whammy of an unprecedented pandemic, coupled with a sharp rise in demand for semiconductors around the world.
HSBC Malaysia will implement a hybrid work model to empower its employees with flexibility.
In a statement Wednesday, HSBC said the introduction of hybrid work model would provide its employees with the flexibility to decide on the arrangement best suited to their roles and their customers on when they would like to work from the office or from home.
Premier global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition, released findings from its Asia PacificHealth Inertia Survey 2021, which revealed that over six in ten consumers in the region said that their current mental and physical health were less than ideal (‘fair’ or ‘poor’), outnumbering those who felt that they were ‘good’, ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’.
The Hague Rules impose minimum duties on commercial carriers of goods by sea. The Hague Rules have been – for the best part since the nation’s independence – a part of Malaysian law. Consequently, despite their many faults, the Hague Rules have played a crucial role in oiling the wheels of Malaysia’s sea trade. As of July 2021, however, the Hague-Visby Rules have now been enacted in West Malaysia.
After months of successfully working from home, the finance, HR, and legal teams of a mid-sized bank decided that they were going to adopt a hybrid model, permanently. COVID-induced remote work had proven that physical presence wasn’t a requirement for productivity. Some employees elected to be 100% remote, others came in a few days a week, and those who wanted to work in the office were given safe spaces to do so.
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