|AMCHAM Update #165 COVID-19 Outbreak|
During this period of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) from 7 December until 20 December 2020, AMCHAM will once again be bringing you daily updates on the latest COVID-19 developments, which includes the efforts of the Government and initiatives from other bodies and organizations.
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched its Human Development Report 2020 earlier today, which saw Malaysia scoring 0.810 in the Human Development Index (HDI), putting the country in the high classification tier. The report titled “The Next Frontier: Human Development in the Anthropocene” provided details on how Malaysia has developed over the last 30 years.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is the latest and largest of multilateral agreements that was signed on November 15, 2020. Would it have an impact on supply chains throughout Asia and what other impact would it bring? On 16 December, AMCHAM held a virtual discussion on the RCEP and its implication on supply chains.
Earlier this year, the Malaysian government introduced new requirements in minimum housing standards for workers under the Workers' Minimum Standards of Housing, Accommodation and Amenities Act 1990, effective 1 June 2020. This morning 16 December, AMCHAM held an exclusive webinar on the new standards and requirements from this Act.
|[NEW DATE] AMCHAM Thanksgiving Luncheon 2020 & MY AMCHAM CARES Celebration|
We are pleased to inform you that the Thanksgiving Luncheon 2020 event will now take place on 6 January 2021 at Hilton Kuala Lumpur.
We will continue observing new developments and current SOPs, and keep you informed accordingly. We hope to see you on the new scheduled date.
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AMCHAM are excited to announce its partnership with LeadWomen and UN Women, as one of the supporting organizations for the upcoming WEPs Malaysia Activator Campaigns.
Join LeadWomen on 14 January 2021 where they will be officially announcing the UN Women and LeadWomen partnership, as well as formally introducing the Women Empowerment Principles into Malaysia!
Rapiscan Systems is looking for talented experts in the areas of embedded systems software development, operating systems (Linux), security and device software architectures. You will be working as a team player as well as independently with a high level of self-motivation.
Gibraltar BSN Life Berhad (“Gibraltar BSN”), one of Malaysia’s fast growing life insurance companies, today launched GoProtect Platinum, a high coverage investment-linked plan that allows customers to grow their wealth and protect their legacy through savings and investment while enjoying superior levels of protection. GoProtect Platinum offers high coverage starting from RM500,000 for death, total and permanent disability, with accidental death coverage increasing fourfold if death occurs overseas.
In PwC’s Digital Trust Insights Survey 2021, we studied the recent trends and the next big wave in cybersecurity as automation and technologies continue to evolve how we operate as businesses. 30 Malaysian respondents comprising C-suites and non C-suites shared their views. What’s encouraging is that 70% of Malaysian respondents say that they’ll adjust their cybersecurity strategy due to COVID-19, to consider cybersecurity and privacy in every business decision.
This daily round-up brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as well as tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have now passed 72.8 million globally, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
. The number of confirmed deaths stands at more than 1.62 million. Japan's economy won't return to pre-pandemic levels
until at least early 2022, according to a Reuters poll of economists.
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