|AMCHAM Update #32: 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.
|Statement from The Director of Crime Investigation Department|
Those who had travelled to their hometowns and are now stranded there since the movement control order was imposed will be allowed to return after getting permission to travel, says Bukit Aman. Federal CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said the government came to this decision on April 23 and applications could be made via the Gerak Malaysia app.
Various industries in Malaysia continue to operate under controlled guidelines to ensure production of essential equipment. Included in the aforementioned is Texas Instruments Malaysia, who is vital for the production of medical chips used in medical equipment (eg. ventilators). They have embraced the new normal.
|Riding the waves of business disruption: managing tax requirements and exploring opportunities|
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about significant disruption and uncertainty to businesses and economies globally. In these trying times, the temptation is for businesses to focus almost exclusively on immediate concerns. However, as much as COVID-19 and the extended Movement Control Order (MCO) continue to create uncertainty, fear and genuine concern for many businesses currently, the need for more strategic, purposeful and longer-term responses has never been more important.
Join us at our webinar on Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 10:30 a.m. where we will:
- Identify ways to manage business disruption and tax requirements from a direct tax perspective,
- Exploretax opportunities, and
- Discuss how to minimize the impact of COVID-19 and the MCO on businesses.
|Cross-border personnel presence during the COVID-19 pandemic – tax and immigration issues|
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about significant disruption and uncertainty to businesses and economies globally. In these trying times, businesses will inevitably focus on immediate concerns. However, there is also the need for more strategic, purposeful and longer-term responses.
Join our webinar on Thursday, 30 April 2020, 10:30 a.m. where we will explore strategies and practical steps that you should consider from the corporate tax, personal tax and immigration perspectives to maintain continuity and manage risks.
The apparent success of China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan in de-escalating the COVID-19 crisis contrasts with experiences in Europe and the United States where casualties have grown rapidly. Among various explanations, one is cultural: compared to the West, collective interest trumps individualism in the East. This makes it easier to adopt guidelines and policy measures that would appear outlandish to some Western nations where individual rights
are sacrosanct, but that are necessary to fight the virus.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, we’re on video calls more than ever before – and many are finding it exhausting. But what, exactly, is tiring us out? BBC Worklife spoke to Gianpiero Petriglieri, an associate professor at Insead, who explores sustainable learning and development in the workplace, and Marissa Shuffler, an associate professor at Clemson University, who studies workplace wellbeing and teamwork effectiveness, to hear their views.
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