|AMCHAM Update #184 COVID-19 Outbreak|
During this period of Movement Control Orders, AMCHAM will 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.
The whole country, except Sarawak, is set to be placed under the movement control order as six more states will be placed under MCO from Jan 22. The states are Kedah, Perak, Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu and Perlis. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision is made following an increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the states.
|Farewell Message for U.S Ambassador to Malaysia|
H.E. Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia will be leaving us very soon, after an amazing and eventful four years, and we would like to invite you to share any final thoughts with her before her departure to the U.S.
We look forward to hearing from you and all messages will be compiled into a private document for the Ambassador.
In 2020, 34 of our member companies were recognized under the MY AMCHAM CARES program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to host our traditional MY AMCHAM CARES Recognition event alongside our Thanksgiving Luncheon.
However, today 20 January 2021, AMCHAM was able to have a virtual engagement session with these 34 member companies and celebrate their recognition for the past year.
On 20 January 2021, AMCHAM organized a Farewell Townhall session with H.E. Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, U.S Ambassador to Malaysia. This virtual session marked AMCHAM's final program with Ambassador Lakhdhir as she is soon to depart Malaysia. The Ambassador spoke about her time in Malaysia, the journey with AMCHAM, and the member companies and what she’s going to miss most.
The latest research report, Real Estate Highlights 2nd Half of 2020 has been released. This bi-annual commercial and residential report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru and Kota Kinabalu residential, retail, office and industrial markets.
Speaking at the Facebook Asia-Pacific (APAC) Safety Press Briefing webinar, Amber Hawkes, Head of Safety Policy for Facebook in APAC, said that Facebook will digitalise to further improve their security and safety in handling threats on the social media app. Facebook moderates content by utilising three teams which all have their specific roles.
Sunway Medical Centre has introduced a Command Centre
for Telemedicine Services, which will serve as the focal point for the coordination and delivery of all of Sunway Medical’s telemedicine services. Telemedicine refers to provision of remote clinical advisory services via real-time two-way communication between a patient and a trained healthcare personnel.
The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has annonced a key appointment to its senior management team member today (19.01.2021) naming Nora Junita Mohd Hussaini as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with immediate effect. This is the second appointment in 2021, which follows MDEC’s ‘Reinvent’ initiative – a strategic change management exercise that was recently launched to inculcate a high-performing and high-impact organisation.
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In collaboration with the EU-funded programme WeEmpowerAsia of UN Women, LeadWomen is inviting 300 Malaysian corporates to expand on their gender diversity efforts by joining the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Activator Malaysia Campaign. The Awareness Sessions will bring a wider consciousness of the WEPs and identify your companies’ strengths, gaps, and determine opportunities to improve their performance on gender equality.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to revise carefully crafted strategies and budgets in preparation for the “next normal.” One key question and challenge for top executives and strategic planners alike is how to best plan for an unclear future. We have observed a sharp increase in the number of organizations applying scenario-based planning approaches to manage the uncertainty of the current situation and ensure they have sufficient cash reserves.
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