|AMCHAM Update #244 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.
We are opening up! AMCHAM is inviting companies of both AMCHAM membership and non-members to place an advertisement in our upcoming Membership Directory. This would be the perfect opportunity to increase brand exposure and showcase your brand to the 280 companies under AMCHAM membership and to those who will also receive a copy of the directory including all the ministries and the agencies, the Chamber interacts with regularly.
Spouses and their dependents who registered for their COVID-19 vaccinations via the MySejahtera app separately can request joint appointments, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today. “We will give it together, but for those who registered separately, there is a possibility they will get different appointments".
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|Administration of Vaccine Dose by State|
|UPCOMING WEBINARS (NON-AMCHAM)|
This online knowledge event by World Bank Group will focus on boosting competitiveness and creating jobs in Malaysia as it transitions into a high-income nation. What are the steps necessary to ensure that productivity growth and innovation will drive private sector-led growth? What are the implications of increased automation and digitization in Malaysia? What are the skills required for Malaysians to successfully adapt to a changing nature of work?
AMCHAM's CEO Siobhan Das will be on the panel discussion.
|Invitation to Asia Book Launch for Ryan Hass “Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence”|
Join us for the Author Series with Ryan Hass as he makes the case in "Stronger: Adapting America's China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence" that the United States will have greater success in outpacing China economically and outshining it in questions of governance if it focuses more on improving its own condition at home than on trying to impede Chinese initiatives.
He argues that the task at hand is not to stand in China's way and turn a rising power into an enemy in the process but to renew America's advantages in its competition with China.
|UPCOMING WEBINAR (AMCHAM-MEMBER)|
|International SOS Webinar: Building A Resilient Vaccination Programme|
The COVID-19 vaccinations will help to re-enable your operations, however many other factors still need to be integrated in your COVID-19 Return to Operations response. Join along this Thursday 22nd April with Dr Chan Yanjun, Medical Director, Malaysia and Wendy Chan, Head of Sales & Marketing, Malaysia as they explore how your company can build a resilient vaccination programme.
|Relaunch of Pfizer Malaysia’s Care-A-Van Programme|
On April 16, AMCHAM was invited to the Relaunch of Pfizer Malaysia’s Care-A-Van Programme in line with Pfizer Biopharmaceutical Group’s Breakthroughs that Change Patients’ Lives. We are so proud to witness the establishment of Care-A-Van’s new focus and introduce the face-lifted visual outlook, and to know that this CSR programme has been ongoing for 22 years, providing free mobile health screening to the underserved and underprivileged communities.
Congratulations once again to Pfizer Malaysia and keep up the good work!
EY has released its latest tax alert issue (No. 8/2021). This issue covers:
- Guidelines and procedures for the application of special investment tax allowance (ITA) for the Electrical and Electronics (E&E) sector
- Guidelines on income tax exemption for religious institutions or organizations pursuant to Income Tax (Exemption) Order 2020 [P.U.(A) 139/2020]
The government has announced its partnership with Microsoft under the Bersama Malaysia initiative, which will see the hyperscaler establish its first data centre region in Malaysia. In a statement, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the initiative will see investments amounting to US$1 billion (RM4 billion) over the next five years.
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 18, 2021. Cases hit record highs in Thailand and Cambodia. Lockdown imposed in Phnom Penh, more stringent measures put in place in Thailand - but not a full lockdown. Vaccination rollouts remain slow across Southeast Asia, with the majority of ASEAN countries reaching less than 2% of the population fully vaccinated.
More than 90% of businesses
are leveraging cloud technologies and have started migrating applications to leverage the scalability, security and efficiency that the cloud provides. But most have not established cloud-native capabilities or achieved business impact at scale. Some companies, for example, Moderna, are using the cloud to fundamentally transform their business model.
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