|AMCHAM Update #240 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.
The National Security Council (NSC) has extended the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Penang, Kelantan and Sarawak. The Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) will continue in the remaining states and territories. The extensions come into effect on April 15 to April 28, except for Sarawak which comes into effect on April 13 to April 26.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has assured the public that Malaysia will have enough COVID-19 vaccines to cover 80 per cent of the population by October. He also shared a graph from the Special Committee on Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) showing the scheduled delivery of the vaccines compared to the total number of registrations so far.
The Immigration Department confirmed that all foreigners with expired social visit passes would need to leave the country before or on April 21. Referring to news reports about the matter, Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said enforcement action would be taken against those who failed to do so.
|AMCHAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH|
Join us for the Penang Investment Webinar on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8.00 am – 9.20 am.
This virtual session aims to provide a platform for businesses, consultants and investors to understand Penang, Malaysia's investment climate, successful investment stories, industry landscape as well as holistic state- led initiatives that make Penang the niche supply chain powerhouse in South East Asia.
The panel session will be moderated by AMCHAM's CEO, Siobhan Das
KEYSIGHT Technologies Malaysia has once again proved to be a staunch supporter of the Penang E-Learning Computer Programme when it donated a cheque for RM150,000 to Penang Science Cluster (PSC) while its employees contributed over 70 units of used personal computers, tablets and PC peripheral for underprivileged students to continue learning from home.
Intel in collaboration with Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp) and CREST has launched the System Cloud for University (SC4U) platform to enable remote hands-one learning access and to support university for technological resources. Present during the event were Eric Chan, Vice President of Internet of Things Group, Intel Corporation, Jaffri Ibrahim, the CEO of CREST, and Thomas Mathew, the Group CEO of TalentCorp.
The past year has underscored that the challenge of crisis management is not about predicting the future, but dealing with the unpredictable. PwC’s Global Crisis Survey 2021 explores the business community’s response to the most disruptive global crisis of our lifetime: the COVID-19 pandemic. In our Malaysia report, we look at how 92 Malaysian businesses reacted, what they’ve learned and how they’re preparing for what’s next.
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 April 11, 2021. Domestic tourism faces disaster both in Thailand, as it faces third spike of cases as Songkran approaches, and in Cambodia due to the interprovincial travel ban. Thailand's Phuket Sandbox inspires Malaysia and Cambodia to propose copy-cat strategies for their own international reopening.
Expectations about when life might return to something like a 'pre-COVID normal' vary widely across the globe, according to a new World Economic Forum-Ipsos survey. It found that, on average, 59% of people expect something like 'normal' will return within the next 12 months. But there were significant differences in different countries.
|TIERED CORPORATE MEMBERS 2021|
|STAY UPDATED ON THE LATEST HAPPENINGS - Click Below|
|MEMBER BENEFITS PROGRAM - click below for more information|