|AMCHAM Update #19: COVID-19 Outbreak|
During this (extended) period of the Movement Control Order, AMCHAM will be bringing updates on the latest COVID-19 developments, which includes the efforts of Government and initiatives from other bodies and organizations.
|MANY THANKS to the MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY (MITI)|
Thank you, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) for your dedication and commitment, working round-the-clock to support the international business community and the local ecosystem; especially the electrical & electronics industry that supports critical sectors including healthcare, life-sciences, and communication. Because of your work, we can deliver the technology, devices, and systems essential to everyday life, on the front lines of the global fight against COVID-19.
|FAQs on Movement Control Order by MITI|
These are the latest FAQs by Ministry of International Trade And Industry (MITI) on Movement Control Order (MCO).
|Corporate Sustainability Practitioners Dialogue: Sustainability as the new business as usual|
Global Compact Network Malaysia is organising a Corporate Sustainability Practitioners Dialogue (via webinar) to ideate, discuss and to network on sustainability initiatives post COVID-19 recovery. This message comes to you at a time of great distress and need. As a nation, we are facing the greatest challenge of our times, unprecedented in its scale and impact to our economy, society and collective future.
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The government is in the midst of preparing a guideline based on colour-coded zones with Covid-19, which may see certain leeway being given to people in green zones, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. However, he said the matter has not been finalised and must be looked into in detail. He said a standard operating procedure (SOP) on the matter would be tabled in the special Cabinet committee meeting tomorrow (9 April 2020) by the National Security Council (NSC) and Home Ministry.
Hard disk drive manufacturer and data storage company Western Digital Malaysia donated personal protective equipment (PPE) worth RM2 million today to aid the government in combating the Covid-19 outbreak. The donation was presented by Western Digital Malaysia group operations chairman Datuk Syed Hussian Aljunid to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in Putrajaya.
Armed with 3D printing machines, employees from Intel Malaysia designed and printed protective face shields to help the country's medical frontliners cope with the shortage of the equipment when handling COVID-19 patients. According to Intel, its employees, Loh Wei Keat and David Ting, shared notes and sourced design blueprint from the local maker community to print protective face shields using their personal 3D printers.
The new Orders in relation to Indirect Tax (i.e., sales tax, excise duty and customs duty) as well as Price Control and Anti-Profiteering, were published in the Official Gazette. Kindly note that the said Orders are effective from 1 April 2020 onwards.
Historically, more people have been killed by infectious diseases and pandemics than by deadly conflict. Societies have expended considerable effort strategising, in Clausewitz’s words, the employment of battle to achieve the end of war. But strategic planning to win the war against deadly viruses must deal with the complex problem of an enemy wreaking havoc upon multiple dimensions of our hyperconnected socio-ecological system simultaneously.
On any digital dashboard tracking the spread of Covid-19, on any graphic comparing country-by-country case curves or death tolls, they were the champs. Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea—leaders there saw what was headed their way from China in the early days of the new coronavirus, before it became a pandemic. They remembered what happened two decades ago with SARS.
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