|AMCHAM Update #266 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.
|AMCHAM 44th AGM - 15 June 2021 Virtually|
AMCHAM's 44th Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 15 June. As a voting member of the Chamber, you are invited to attend and participate.
While we have always attempted to hold these in-person, with the current situation with COVID-19 we are currently registering for an online/virtual program. This AGM will be accessible via the Microsoft Teams platform. Please save the date in your calendars and we will keep you apprised of developments.
The rules to the current SOPs for areas with Movement Control Order (MCO) have been updated and will be effective nationwide on 25 May 2021.
Notable changes include movement and operations for the Civil Service and Private Sectors, and operating hours shopping malls, eateries, and other services within MCO areas.
Following the announcement of changes made to the SOPs for the period of Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has released a set of FAQs. This FAQ is applicable to the Manufacturing Sector and Related Services as well as its supply chain during the MCO 3.0 for the period of 25 May to 7 June 2021.
In the fight to curb the spread of COVID-19, constant revisions are being made to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the ongoing movement control order (MCO). Thus, it comes as no surprise that the newest and tighter restrictions on social movements and the economic sectors may differ from the previous iteration of MCO 3.0 which came into force on May 12.
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Networking is crucial to the success of Government Relations (GR) practitioners. Knowing how to form and manage relevant contacts can be a challenge. Today, AMCHAM hosted a two-part panel discussion on navigating the intricacies of developing connections. This marks the second edition of the GATE Program for GR practitioners both new and experienced alike.
AMCHAM will be having a Corporate Citizenship Committee Meeting on the 24th of May, 2021.
This meeting serves as the main platform through which members in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) space gather to share and update each other on CSR related news and to roll out AMCHAM's CSR agenda for the year.
AMCHAM strongly recommends its members to participate in the CCC meetings, especially the CSR leads, Managers or Head of the CSR departments to stay updated to what's happening in the area.
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
Raja Amir Shah Raja Azwa has been appointed as the CEO of HSBC Amanah Malaysia Bhd, the Islamic banking arm of HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd. He will execute the group’s strategy for Islamic banking in Malaysia. Raja Amir has 11 years of working experience in HSBC Malaysia. His most recent role was as the Director and Country Head for debt capital markets.
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 23, 2021. Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble postponed, WEF and Shangri-La Dialogue both cancelled. Philippines and Cambodia talk reopening to international vaccinated travelers. with yearly record losses for Singapore Airlines, Garuda Indonesia looking at cutting its fleet by half, and Thai Airways gaining approval from creditors for its restructuring plan.
The COVID-19 pandemic has driven rapid adoption of digital channels across countries and industries, but digital’s growth has plateaued in the past six months and may begin to slip back once the pandemic eases—even as total digital adoption stays well above prepandemic levels. That’s one of the findings from a new McKinsey survey of global consumer sentiment conducted in April 2021.
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