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AMCHAM Update #52: COVID-19 Outbreak
2020 Cyber Smart Index and The Importance of Cyber Security Right Now
2020 Cyber Smart Index and The Importance of Cyber Security Right Now


Jun 2, 2020
(3 PM - 4 PM)
Preparing Your Organisation to Return to Operations Safely
Preparing Your Organisation to Return to Operations Safely


Jun 3, 2020
(2 PM - 3 PM)
The Covid-19 epidemic and the Movement Control Order have forced us all to adapt to a new way of working. AMCHAM would like to hear from you. How is your organization adjusting to the new normal, what are your recommended practices? Please share with us your best 'return to work' practices as we would like to have this information for other members on our website. For more information please contact Yvonne Miranda, our Membership & Engagement Manager at yvonne@amcham.com.my
Requirements For International Travellers Entering Into Malaysia
Starting on June 1st 2020, all international travellers to Malaysia are required to sign a Letter of Undertaking & Indemnity (LoU). This is part of an effort to curb the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak. All individuals entering Malaysia from abroad will be subjected to compulsory quarantine orders at the Quarantine Stations set by the Government of Malaysia.
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Article from ABAC Centre of Excellence Group
Article from ABAC Centre of Excellence Group
The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life in just about every sense of the word, from personal health concerns and social distancing to shelter-in-place mandates and business closures. But in the corporate world, life plods on. Critical concerns about ongoing sales and revenue, keeping personnel employed, safety issues inside the workplace, and uncertainty about the future are making business leaders lose a lot of sleep these days.
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AMCHAM is one of the most active Chambers in the region. We are a small team and we do unique work on behalf of our members and work closely with a number of stakeholders including the Government.
AMCHAM is looking for support in these areas:
  • Graphic Designers / Infographic Designers
  • Content and Web-focused design skills (LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, etc.)
  • Researchers
  • Social Media Experts & Storytellers / Video-storytellers
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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.
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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 events@amcham.com.my and we'll be happy to discuss further. We look forward to hearing from you.
How Digital Transformation Can Bring Us All Together
Thursday, 4 June, 2020 (12pm - 1pm)
Thursday, 4 June, 2020 (12pm - 1pm)
In this sudden new time of 'social distancing', everyone is stumbling through the motions in a daze. Connecting and engaging with your community is more important than ever. During this difficult time, it is imperative that members of a community come together to help one another. But how do you enable your community to thrive? Come June 4th, this webinar by Eventbank will address 'How Digital Transformation Can Bring Us All Together'. AMCHAM's CEO, Siobhan Das will be among the panelists.

This panel discussion will cover:
  • The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on professional communities across Asia-Pacific
  • Strategies on how to grow your professional community
  • How to manage your community through digital
  • The importance of digital communication during crisis

(MDEC Webinar Series) Pre and Post Covid-19: Malaysia’s Digital Economy As A New Driver of Development
Thursday, 4 June 2020 (9am-10am)
Thursday, 4 June 2020 (9am-10am)
As countries around the globe are adjusting to the new normal due to the global coronavirus pandemic, pushing for the acceleration of digital transformation across all facets of business and life, governments are also fast-tracking digital economic growth amidst fear of economic depression post-Covid-19. Malaysia, renown as a location of choice for many Fortune 500 and digital tech companies, is well-positioned to be the heart of Digital ASEAN, with its dynamic ecosystem, resilient and talented workforce, and robust digital infrastructure.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Bank is now revisiting their 2018 report on Malaysia’s Digital Economy. If you are a tech entrepreneur eyeing the Malaysian digital landscape, a C-suite of a digital tech and services multinational company looking for expansion opportunities, or a member of the general public interested in digital public policy developments, join us in this 1-hour webinar with experts from the World Bank and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

link access to webinar will be provided upon successful registration
Webinar is also available live on MDEC’s YouTube Channel
How to Monitor Your Employees — While Respecting Their Privacy
How to Monitor Your Employees — While Respecting Their Privacy
Even before Covid-19 sent an unprecedented number of people to work from home, employers were ramping up their efforts to monitor employee productivity. A 2018 Gartner report revealed that of 239 large corporations, 50% were monitoring the content of employee emails and social media accounts, along with who they met with and how they utilized their workspaces.
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Kuala Lumpur 50250, Malaysia
Tel: +603 2727 0070Fax: +603 2727 0075Email: info@amcham.com.my

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