|AMCHAM Update #259 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.
|Selamat Hari Raya from all of us here at AMCHAM|
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our members and friends Selamat Hari Raya! It’s unfortunate that we’re once again under the restricted movements of MCO 3.0 for the holidays but I truly hope that despite the rising numbers, you will have a warm celebration and most importantly, stay safe. Minimizing all movements will help bring the infection rate down and relieve the already stressed healthcare workers.
The whole country will be placed under the movement control order from May 12 to June 7 due to rising COVID-19 cases, says Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. "With daily cases exceeding 4,000 cases, and with 37,396 active cases and 1,700 deaths as of May 10, Malaysia is facing a third wave that could break into a national crisis.
Those who have to travel across district or state borders for work need to provide a letter from either the International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) or their employer, along with a company tag, when stopped at any roadblock. A police permit is not required when an individual is travelling for work and is able to provide such documents when stopped by police.
The first batch of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines prepared for distribution here by Pharmaniaga LifeScience Sdn Bhd (PLS) is now ready to be administered to the public. A total of 290,480 doses of Sinovac vaccines filled and finished by PLS at its plant in Puchong have received approval from the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA).
Despite the recent reimposition of nationwide pandemic containment measures by the federal government, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) maintained its growth projection for Malaysia’s economy at between 6 per cent and 7.5 per cent in 2021.
BNM governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus said the impact on growth was expected to be less severe than that experienced last year when the government imposed the first nationwide movement control order (MCO).
|AMCHAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH|
|Governance in SMEs Forum - SMEs, A Key Strategic Business Partner in the Supply Chain|
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 email@example.com
|HARI RAYA PROMOTIONS BY AMCHAM HOSPITALITY MEMBERS|
Hari Raya is around the corner. AMCHAM is once again bringing light to some of the special offers from our members in the hospitality industries.
|InterContinental Kuala Lumpur – Hidangan Raya To-Go|
Make it a memorable feast at home with your loved ones with intricately curated Hidangan Hari Raya from Serena Brasserie!
Choose from 3 set menus, priced at RM88nett per set
*Delivery charges apply
|Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur - Bring Four Seasons Home|
"Nothing unites us Malaysians more than hearing 'makan time'!"
This Hari Raya, in collaboration with Celebrity Chef Dato’ Fazley Yaakob, we present Malaysian childhood favourites that are best enjoyed in the company of family and close friends, whether around the dining table or over video calls.
For all AMCHAM members, be sure to use the special promo code 'AmCham' when placing your order.
To order, please visit
|Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur x JOVIAN|
Liven up your Eid celebration with traditional set menus delivered in an exclusive designer thermal bag curated by the esteemed Malaysian fashion designer, Dato’ Jovian Mandagie! Available from MYR 436 nett for four persons. Terms and conditions apply.
Exclusive stay offer for AMCHAM Members in a Suite room inclusive of breakfast, carpark, WIFI, In-suite minibar with selected non-alcoholic beverages
Validity : Immediate till 31 May, 2021
During the pandemic, many organizations rapidly adapted, moving with more agility than ever before. Now, as we hang in the limbo between the crisis and a post-pandemic reality, CEOs are concerned that their organizations will snap back into old ways of working. James Allen, a partner with Bain's Strategy practice, outlines four steps for CEOs to rebuild the organization for a faster, more turbulent world.
|TIERED CORPORATE MEMBERS 2021|
|STAY UPDATED ON THE LATEST HAPPENINGS - Click Below|
|MEMBER BENEFITS PROGRAM - click below for more information|