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The AAP 2022 Virtual Door Knock kick-off will be held on 1 March 2022, 9:30a.m. – 10:30a.m.
This session will feature Melissa A. Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs U.S. Department of State & Matt Murray, Senior Official for APEC U.S. Department of State.
Steven Okun, Chair, AmChams of Asia-Pacific and Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates will be moderating this session.
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The digital divide was demonstrated pretty clearly during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic as travel restricted, business shuttered and schools closed.
This YSEALI Connectivity regional workshop will focus on bridging divides by organizing talks and workshops for participants across the region to learn, gain new experience and some technical knowledge on how to effectively set up a digital access point in rural surroundings.
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The third Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS) 2022, “Sustainable Solutions for Southeast Asia’s Recovery,” happening on 16–17 March, will explore measures that can help the region “build back better” and rebound from the pandemic. Hear from senior government officials and experts from Google, Grab, Mastercard, CARE International, and other high-level speakers. Industry and government leaders will discuss approaches and solutions that can unleash the region’s potential through cooperation, collaboration, and creativity.
|AMCHAM meeting with Senior Director of Services Sector Development Division, MITI|
AMCHAM was invited to meet with Mr. Mohamed Nasser Abdul Razak, Senior Director of Services Sector Development Division, and his team at the Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) on February 23. It was an informative session focusing on challenges and opportunities to develop the services sector to support a robust ecosystem and bring Malaysia up the global value chain.
On Monday, 21 Feb, AMCHAM went back up north for a talent briefing with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and the other agencies – namely the Immigration Department, MARA, Ministry of Higher Education, PERKESO, and Universiti Sains Malaysia – to update AMCHAM members in Penang on what can be done jointly in the talent space.
The SOPs for the Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) have been updated.
Notable updates include:
7. General Health Protocol - Education Section.
15. Manufacturing, Construction, Mining and Quarry Sectors - weekly RTK Antigen test for manufacturing sector is no longer mandatory, effective today
COVID-19 close contacts who are fully vaccinated and have received their booster shots will no longer be required to undergo home quarantine, on the condition that they test negative on Day 1 and Day 3 using RTK-Ag self-test kits.
A total 14,274,843 adults in the country or 60.7 per cent have received their COVID-19 booster shots. On 23 February, 95,380 people received their booster shots nationwide. Some 97.5 per cent of the adult population or 22,946,057 in the country have completed two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Standard Chartered Malaysia has entered into an environmental, social, and governance (ESG)-linked derivative transaction worth MYR251 million with Etika Group of Companies, marking the first such transaction executed by a homegrown fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) corporate in Malaysia.
FedEx Express announced a new alliance with BigCommerce (Nasdaq: BIGC), an open SaaS e-commerce platform. BigCommerce merchants signing up for the FedEx-BigCommerce alliance program can enjoy enhanced shipping capabilities, with access to a premium delivery experience for their customers at reasonable prices.
This daily news roundup 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 427.8 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of confirmed deaths has now passed 5.9 million. More than 10.6 billion vaccination doses
have been administered globally, according to Our World in Data.
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