|AMCHAM Update #199 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.
Ahead of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme at the end of this month, a guide book on the immunisation plan will be launched tomorrow (Feb 16). The launching of the book by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, scheduled for 9.30am, was announced by the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV) in a posting on Twitter today, 15 Feb.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today launched the National Unity Policy and Action Plan framework (Blueprint) 2021-2030. He said unity is the pillar of the country's prosperity, and such strength is clearly showcased during challenging times like the COVID-19 pandemic. "With the slogan '#KitaJagaKita', the people have also shown support to the government in the fight against the virus.
Malaysia has become a critical hub for Intel Corporation's global operations in delivering industry-leading products worldwide, corporate vice president Robin Martin said. Martin, who is also managing director of Intel Malaysia, said Intel's growth in Malaysia has been made possible by the government's strong partnership, the country's diverse talent pool, well-established infrastructure, as well as robust supply chains.
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has recently concluded its Creativity @ Schools Awards, marking an end to the Creativity @ Schools program conducted in 2020. The competition, which saw over 700 registered participants from 40 schools in Malaysia in 2020, is aimed at developing skills and talent in the digital creative content field amongst school students, particularly in animation and game development, MDEC said in a statement.
Nexperia has confirmed that it will be making significant additional global investments in manufacturing capacity and research and development during 2021. The new investments are in line with a growth strategy that last year saw Wingtech Technology, Nexperia’s parent company, commit RMB 12 billion (USD 1.85 billion) to building a new 300mm (12-inch) power semiconductor wafer fab in Lingang, Shanghai.
The USM-WD CiA Lab is established within the Western Digital premise at Batu Kawan, Penang, and will be the first of its kind in Malaysia Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Western Digital (WD) have entered into a long-term collaboration to establish the Centre of Innovation and Automation (CiA) which will focus on driving Industry 4.0 (IR4.0) design and development, prototype build-up and IP generation.
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In collaboration with the EU-funded programme WeEmpowerAsia of UN Women, LeadWomen is inviting Malaysian and Malaysian-based corporates to expand on their gender diversity efforts by joining the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Activators Malaysia Campaign. This will be the FINAL WEPs Awareness Training which will bring a wider consciousness of the WEPs and provide a toolkit to help identify your companies' strengths, gaps, and determine opportunities to improve their performance on gender equality, using the Gender Gap Analysis Tool.
|Asia Pacific (AAP) Business Summit 2021|
Join the region’s largest AmCham event of 2021 from 9-11 March for a rare opportunity to engage with industry leaders and government representatives from the U.S. and across the Asia Pacific region.
All morning plenary sessions will be taking place virtually, with afternoon in-person industry breakout discussions for each of the 14 AmCham Committees to be held at Marina Bay Sands Singapore.
Purchase your virtual pass now. Tickets for the afternoon in-person events are pending government approval, and we will notify you once registration for the in-person tickets is live.
Pear Anderson has been keeping track of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Southeast Asian travel industry. This is the latest update as of February 14, 2021. AirAsia Group releases Q4 results, with AirAsia Indonesia reaching 93% of its pre-COVID domestic capacity, and Thai AirAsia exceeding it by 7%. Saliva RT-PCR tests and reopening of tourist attractions in GCQ areas could be a game changer for domestic tourism in the Philippines.
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 107.7 million globally, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
. The number of confirmed deaths stands at more than 2.36 million.
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