|AMCHAM Update #39: COVID-19 Outbreak|
Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) participants will have to be undergo compulsory quarantine when they return to Malaysia, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. “The government is aware that many are eager to return but this has not been decided and for now, they are not allowed to come back to Malaysia.
|APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Issue Statement on COVID-19|
We, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade, recognise the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are deeply saddened by the human losses due to the pandemic. We also express our utmost appreciation to the frontline workers around the world, in particular those from member economies, for their contribution and sacrifice in protecting public health.
|COVID-19 – What You Need to Know|
Malaysia begins to steadily move towards a ‘recovery phase’, making adjustments to daily lives and modes of operations. The threat of Covid-19 remains regardless. On 6 May 2020, AMCHAM held a webinar titled COVID-19 – What You Need to Know presented by Dr. Helmy Mydin, Pantai Hospital’s Consultant Respiratory Physician, and Dr. Rohini Kamalanathan, Senior Director Medical APAC, Western Digital.
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, has continued to donate shipping services and work with nonprofits to proactively support with relief efforts, helping prevent spread of the COVID-19 worldwide. These relief supplies shipped from China to the countries around the globe will be allocated by Direct Relief and Heart to Heart International to qualified health centers and hospitals with the most significant public health need, including underserved and vulnerable populations.
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.
As governments in Europe announce plans to end the lockdown, a new phase in the COVID-19 pandemic is upon us. It is a time for hope but also for caution. The end of the lockdown will not spell a return to the old “normal”, nor will it be universal. The opening will take different shapes, with different countries, different regions, and different business sectors opening up in different ways and at differing speeds. The virus still lurks and the ability to contain its spread will dictate what happens next; any resurgence will likely bring about renewed restrictions.
While manufacturing is historically slow moving and conservative industry, COVID-19 has created new challenges that are requiring manufacturers to innovate at speeds they never have before. Supply chain disruptions, social distancing on high-touch assembly lines, limited ability to travel, and the need for oversight add significant complexity to today’s processes.
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