|AMCHAM Update #47: COVID-19 Outbreak|
|6th Laksana Report: Implementation of the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package (PRIHATIN)|
On 19 May 2020, the Minister Of Finance, Yb. Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, gave a speech detailing the Implementation of the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package (PRIHATIN). The speech covers implementation status of the PRIHATIN Package, status of implementation under the second goal of PRIHATIN - “Supporting Businesses” and more.
|Ismail Sabri: All arrivals in Malaysia to pay cost of own mandatory quarantine from June 1|
From June 1, all those entering Malaysia will have to pay RM150 for each day they are in mandatory quarantine, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said the decision was made at the National Security Council meeting and Malaysian citizens, however, will only pay 50% of the charge. “Non-citizens including spouses and dependents who are of permanent resident status will have to pay the charges in full, ” he said on Wednesday (May 20).
HP has donated US$500,000 (RM2.17 million) to help support Malaysia in its fight against Covid-19 through assisting in the drive towards pilot targeted mass testing and increased frontline health worker aid. Contributed via HP Foundation to Mercy Malaysia’s Covid-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan
, the donation will be primarily used to help test high risk and vulnerable communities nationwide including rural populations and newly identified clusters.
|Legal Update from Christopher & Lee Ong (a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia)|
Law firm Christopher & Lee Ong would like to share their Malaysian legal updates answering commonly asked questions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic from industry players mostly and affected businesses. Click on the newest article below for learn more:
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.
|Potential AMCHAM Webinars|
AMCHAM is in the process of developing and sourcing topics for webinars sessions for members. Since attending our events at the actual physical location may be impossible for a while, the virtual version has become an alternative to showcase the good work and interesting topics that our member have to share.
If you're an AMCHAM member and you have interesting topics in mind that you would like to share with fellow members, or you would like to collaborate with AMCHAM to produce webinars, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
and we'll be happy to discuss further. We look forward to hearing from you.
|UPCOMING WEBINARS (NON-AMCHAM)|
|Skrine Webinar | COVID-19 & the Future of Work|
|Thursday, 21 May 2020, 11.00am - 12.00pm (GMT +8)|
With the implementation of the Conditional MCO beginning 4th May 2020, most businesses have resumed operations with some increased risks which in turn results in heightened obligations. There is also a concern that the MCO could become an “on/off” event until an effective vaccine is developed. Our panel will discuss the employment obligations and concerns in the new normal.
Limited places available.
*If you are unable attend the live session, you may still register as registrants may later access the webinar replay.
|EY Global Tax webcast - Corporate tax amid a pandemic (21 May 2020)|
|Thursday, 21 May 2020, 9:00am –10:00am (EDT)|
Globally, businesses are relying heavily on practical insights and human connection in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This health and economic crisis have sparked the need for businesses to manage disruption, enable workforces, deal with legal implications and many other challenges – across all sectors, some more than others. The creativity and desire to figure out new ways to help Tax clients during this challenging time is absolutely inspiring.
Join Kate Barton, Global Vice Chair – Tax, for a moderated discussion with prominent Tax business leaders on what we need to consider now to increase resilience and thrive in what comes next and beyond.
With many unfamiliar variables introduced by Covid-19, getting to the bottom of a new performance problem is more complicated. Prior to the pandemic, most leaders might have reflexively zeroed in on the underperformer as the primary unit of analysis and presumed the problem was the result of insufficient skills, lack of initiative, commitment, and/or a poor attitude.
The pandemic has accelerated the need to ensure that people around the globe have the necessary technology skills and access to do their jobs. Even as China shows signs of recovery and the number of new daily infections worldwide appears to have stabilized, the US has seen an unprecedented number of people
file for unemployment, and 57% of Americans surveyed recently report feeling worried
about losing their jobs.
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