|AMCHAM Update #144 COVID-19 Outbreak|
During this period of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) from 9 November until 6 December 2020, AMCHAM will once again be bringing you daily updates on the latest COVID-19 developments, which includes the efforts of Government and initiatives from other bodies and organizations.
With the realisation that Malaysia cannot continue to lose billions of ringgit daily by imposing a movement control order during the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) has proposed to the National Security Council to introduce an advanced alert system for industries, says its minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
|AMCHAM's Women's Week - 30 November to 4 December 2020|
AMCHAM will be hosting a series of programs during its Women's Week that is scheduled to take place starting 30 November 2020 to 4 December 2020. It’s an exciting week as we will be bringing you a half day forum, roundtable discussion, workshop and more.
Stay tuned as we will be launching very soon!
|UPCOMING AMCHAM SIGNATURE EVENT|
|[NEW DATE: 14 December] 2020 Thanksgiving & MY AMCHAM CARES Celebration|
Due to the recent announcement of the extension of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) throughout most of the country until 6 December, AMCHAM has decided to postpone our much-loved Thanksgiving Luncheon to accommodate the rules around larger groups.
The Thanksgiving Luncheon will now take place at Hilton Kuala Lumpur on 14 December, 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
We are hoping that come December we will all be able to safely celebrate together.
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The Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) recently issued new guidelines on the requirement to advertise expatriate positions via the national employment portal MYFutureJobs. To support our members to better understand the new requirements, AMCHAM held a webinar this morning, November 17.
Angeline van den Broecke, director of global business development & marketing of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre's, an AMCHAM member company, has been elected to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) board of directors at the 59th ICCA general assembly recently. On her new role at ICCA, Angeline congratulated ICCA president James Rees on another leadership term as well as all re-elected and new ICCA board members.
FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. has announced its new Batu Kawan station. The one-stop logistics facility in Penang will provide customers with extended connectivity to both land and air networks from the northern region of Malaysia to the world. The station is the second largest in in the area for FedEx which strengthens the company’s logistics network within the Northern Region of the country.
Alex Porteous makes the move from Kyoto to Kuala Lumpur as General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
, now entering its third year of operations. A seasoned hotelier, Alex comes to his newest role with more than 27 years of Four Seasons experience – a tenure that’s spanned seven properties, three hotel openings and several industry accolades.
The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) today announced what it termed a major organisational restructuring to reinvent its role as the leader of Malaysia’s digital economy and ensure it benefits the many. This follows the recent appointment of four "industry trailblazers" to MDEC’s board of directors, it said in a statement, adding that the organisational restructuring will also address the disruption of the new norm and improving its standard of governance.
For years, temporary labor has been vital to many organizations’ overall talent strategy. From IT workers who complement in-house capacity, to hourly labor that enables manufacturers and retailers, to handle spikes in demand, companies across industries have relied on these workers. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the playbook for procuring temp labor was well established: line up a sufficient supply of flexible capacity and manage costs against any fluctuations in the talent market.
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