|AMCHAM Update #217 COVID-19 Outbreak|
During this period of Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), 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.
|CORRECTION NOTICE: Malaysian Immigration Update for Expatriate Teachers and their Dependents|
Please note that there was a typo in the email address provided in our earlier notice. We apologise for the inconvenience. Please see below for the correct email address.
Notice for Expatriate Teaching Staff and their Dependents:
- Expatriate teachers are allowed to leave Malaysia for summer break and return to Malaysia thereafter;
- The validity of the exit and return approval is ninety (90) days from the issuance of the approval letter by the immigration Department;
- For those who wish to stay outside of Malaysia for more than 90 days, the employer is to apply for the exit approval before leaving Malaysian and entry for approval separately before returning; and
- The application for exit and entry can be submitted through MYEntry system.
The U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia, Brian McFeeters, said he is very impressed by Malaysia’s responses to COVID-19. He said these include the efforts in preventing the spread of the virus and treating the COVID-19 patients, as well as the vaccination programme. McFeeters was speaking to reporters after witnessing the handing over of US contribution to the COVID-19 Integrated Quarantine and Treatment Centre 2.0 at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang.
The compound for violating the standard operating procedures (SOP) of the Movement Control Order (MCO) has been increased from RM1,000 to RM10,000 starting today, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador. He said the Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 was gazetted beginning 12.01am today.
In this unprecedented era in which environmental cleaning has become a global priority, it is imperative to use the right cleaning tool in the market. A tool that is effective, efficient, and evidence-based organic cleaning solution that has been demonstrated across a range of settings. In the United States, there is an old adage used at the beginning “You get what you pay for” and sure enough this also applies in the disinfection world.
The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has introduced its all-women team in its newly-formed Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) department. The announcement was made celebrating the International Women’s Day. In a statement, MDEC said that the appointments are a continuation of the Digital for Malaysia Associate Programme (DMAP), which provides opportunities for new graduates in the fields of digital technology, data science and AI to gain digital work experience in these fields.
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|UN Women-WeEmpowerAsia Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Activator Malaysia – Implementation Phase|
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 upcoming Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) programs. The Implementation Training will happen in two phases, where two pillars will be addressed in each phase, with 3-4 months in between phases. The pillars that will be covered are Leadership, Workplace and Marketplace.
|BMCC Webinar: The time is now: Race to Zero|
The BMCC in collaboration with The British High Commission Kuala Lumpur (BHCKL) will be organising a webinar titled “The time is now: Race to Zero”. This webinar aims to highlight that the shift to a zero-carbon future is underway.
Since AMCHAM is a supporting partner, AMCHAM members will have a complimentary access to this webinar.
|Body & Mind: Self-care for Women Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic|
Join us for a webinar with our panel of experts. We will discuss the topic of mental health and nutrition and understand how women face their greatest challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can support each other to overcome it.
February 19, 2020, marked the stock market peak before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a freefall in share prices. In the year since, the world has changed, transforming our lives, our economies, and the fortunes of our businesses—an unfolding journey that is reflected in the ups and downs of share prices. The fundamental trends have accelerated, propelling some companies forward at record speed while for others headwinds have turned into hurricanes.
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