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AMCHAM Update #57: COVID-19 Outbreak
 
Special Message from the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Short-Term Recovery Plan to Boost the Economy
Short-Term Recovery Plan to Boost the Economy
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has unveiled a host of measures in the government’s Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan aimed at alleviating the worst effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The special message by the Prime Minister was broadcast live at 3pm Friday (5 June 2020) by local television stations and social media networks.
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PENJANA the National Economic Recovery Plan
The Government now unveils PENJANA (Pelan Jana Semula Ekonomi Negara) or the National Economic Recovery Plan. This Government is committed to taking an inclusive and holistic approach to Malaysia’s economic recovery, and it is important to us that everyone is part of this journey. Towards this end, PENJANA will focus on 3 key thrusts – Empower People, Propel Businesses and Stimulate the Economy.
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AMCHAM IN THE NEWS
International trade chambers: Allow expats to return to Malaysia
International trade chambers: Allow expats to return to Malaysia
International trade chambers have requested the government to allow expatriates and their close family members to return to Malaysia under its short-term Economic Recovery Plan (ERP). They said immigration was one of the main concerns among foreign businesses, besides human resources and cashflow. European Union-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI) CEO Sven Schneider said in a recent meeting with the government, the chamber was informed that the situation was likely to improve based on a new process proposed by the Immigration Department.
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Inter-State Travel Due to Work Allowed
The Inter-State movement for the purpose of work does not have to get the permission of the police, just a working letter from the employer. However, movement due other purposes requires police approval first. Company vehicles, worker’s vehicle, and Logistic Services allowed with work letter from employer. For the latest updates, please click here
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RETURN TO WORK PRACTICES
AMCHAM Would Like to Hear From You
AMCHAM Would Like to Hear From You
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
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MEMBER HIGHLIGHT
A Nation United In #DIGITALVSCOVID
A Nation United In #DIGITALVSCOVID
Even before the terms ‘COVID-19’ and ‘pandemic’ became mainstream in Malaysia, MDEC’s Human Capital Division had been conscientiously issuing travel advisories and precautionary advisories to staff on the global spread of the novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCov. Alas, the contraction rate in the country spiked in March 2020, resulting in strict enforcement of the MCO to flatten the curve.
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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
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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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 events@amcham.com.my and we'll be happy to discuss further. We look forward to hearing from you.
FACTS AND INSIGHTS
How the Pandemic Has Created New Demand for Older Workers
How the Pandemic Has Created New Demand for Older Workers
Amid the horrifying loss of jobs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been one countervailing force: an urgent demand for medical and technology professionals to return to work from retirement or a career break. Returning physicians and nurses, along with technologists proficient in the “ancient” COBOL coding language that many states still use in processing unemployment claims, are helping society
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