|AMCHAM Update #258 COVID-19 Outbreak|
During this period of Movement Control Order (MCO), 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.
Some 2,800 opt-in AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination appointments scheduled for May 15 and 16 at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (WTCKL) will be given new dates due to COVID-19 congestion concerns. The 2,800 appointments will be rescheduled to new dates between May 17 and May 23. Other dates at other vaccine centres are not affected
There is no need for a police permit to travel interstate or district for work purposes amid the movement control order (MCO), the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has clarified. In a tweet early this morning, MITI reminded the public that they need only their work permit or working pas along with the letter from MITI in order to travel
The list of areas from the Hotspot Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) system has been released along with a set of FAQs. These areas listed (excluding public transport stations) will be closed until 12 May 2021.
All premises and bazaars listed in the Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) will be ordered to close for three days, says Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He also said that all Ramadan and Aidilfitri bazaars in movement control order areas would be closed from Monday (May 10), he said.
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AMCHAM launched its Government Affairs Training for Executives (GATE) Program supported by the U.S. Embassy and sponsored by PayPal. Through a series of sessions led by experts in the field, this program aims to develop and sharpen the skills needed for individuals engaged in roles related to government and external affairs.
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Organized by the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG), this Forum brings together a panel of distinguished speakers to discuss Governance matters (including anti-corruption) from the business sectors and regulators' perspectives.
AMCHAM's CEO, Siobhan Das will be appearing as a panelist on the Panel Discussion – Good Governance As A Starting Point For SMEs.
The U.S. Commercial Service, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s export promotion arm, and its strategic partner USA Healthcare Alliance (USAHA) invite you to join a Virtual Med-Tech Trade Forum with Vietnam, Malaysia, and Thailand. The forum will focus on Medical Devices and Health IT and will take a deep dive into the best prospects for increasing the sales of U.S. health technologies in these fast-growing markets.
AMCHAM is also recruiting members for a Healthcare and Life Sciences Committee. Should you be interested to join the committee, please email Elaine Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org
Premier global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition, has released the second part of its Asia Pacific Nutrition Myths Survey 2020*, revealing that 73% of Malaysians are interested in receiving more nutrition information from their healthcare professionals to help them achieve desired health outcomes. In parallel, local HCPs say that only 16% of consumers are well informed on nutrition knowledge.
A new research by Microsoft has indicated that business leaders in Malaysia should resist the urge to see hybrid work as business as usual, and rethink long-held assumptions for future work arrangements. For instance, most workers in Malaysia want flexible working to continue, yet they crave for more in-person time with their teams.
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 May 9, 2021. Vietnam and Singapore extend quarantine to 21 days for international arrivals. More lockdown measures put back into place for Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, whilst Cambodia eases off. New airline, Super Air Jet, launches in Indonesia, and Bamboo Airways schedules its first flights from Vietnam-US for Sep.
Consumer spending is the engine of the economy, accounting for about two-thirds of economic activity and underpinning the roadmap for businesses to invest and plan. The COVID-19 pandemic put consumer spending in the spotlight. This article provides three reasons to keep it there.
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