|AMCHAM Update #38: COVID-19 Outbreak|
|Fourth Laksana Report Implementation of the Prihatin Economic Stimulus Package|
Now that Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) is in effect, businesses have resumed operations. The PRIHATIN Package, which has now been updated, will continue to be implemented to achieve its goals of protecting the people, supporting businesses and strengthening the economy.
|MIDA HQ Opens Doors on 6 May 2020 to Better Serve Investors and Businesses|
MIDA will continue its operations physically at its headquarters on 6 May 2020 following the ease of the Movement Control Order restrictions as announced by YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia on 1 May 2020. While MIDA officials continue to work from home, up to 50% of its workforce will return to its headquarters on 6 May to better assist businesses in their operations.
|Interstate travelling allowed for four days only, says Sabri|
Those who want to return home after being stranded in other states following the enforcement of the movement control order should do so within the four days where interstate travelling will be allowed by the police. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said if they missed the boat, the request to travel will be at the discretion of the police. “Police have given four days, which is May 7 to 10, for those who have been stranded in their hometowns to make the journey home.
Being a member of AMCHAM has never been so important as it has been over the past two months. As authorities were shaping policies and issuing guidelines they relied on AMCHAM, your Chamber to help. The AMCHAM membership and the use of this Directory is a tool to showcase who we are as a community. I hope that you will join us this year to assist us in building this Directory as a ‘bible’ to the American business on the ground in Malaysia.
|UPCOMING WEBINAR (NON-AMCHAM)|
|The ESG Investment Tune – How Business Organisations should move to this Beat|
|Thursday, May 7, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM|
Before COVID-19, impact investment was a growing force in the investment landscape. Now the entire investment landscape is scrambling to find the way forward. In the session, Tim will discuss the spectrum of impact investment and the types and drivers of impact capital,the landscape before COVID-19, and some of the strategies that companies can deploy in response to COVID-19.
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