|AMCHAM Update #268 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.
Join us virtually at our next Members' Briefing on Wednesday, 2 June 2021 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Please note the timing may extend to 5:30pm to accommodate further discussion/questions.
These briefings provide an excellent opportunity to catch up with what is happening on the ground. We allocated plenty of time towards the end of the session for you to ask questions and raise issues that you may be facing - feel free to raise them during the session!
AMCHAM's 44th Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 15 June, virtually. 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 Malaysian Government has sanctioned for the country’s largest international exhibition venue, the Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) to operate as a vaccination centre starting from 31 May 2021. With the urgent need to combat COVID-19 and the functionality of convention centres being converted to vaccination centres, MITEC will be the latest to be endorsed by the Government to participate in this service to the Nation.
Malaysians will be able to purchase the RTK-Antigen test kit from their local pharmacists or medical centres, and conduct COVID-19 home tests very soon. The government is mulling providing these test kits to the masses and allow the public to administer the test using their saliva.
On 5th May 2021, the Senior Minister of Defence issued a press statement on involving exit and entry procedures applied onto countries Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal during the MCO period.
A number of updates have been made since then including the flight restrictions and exemptions for certain groups of travelers.
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.
IBM Security has introduced new Software as a Service (SaaS) version, specifically designed to simplify how organisations deploy a zero trust architecture across the enterprise A zero trust is a framework for business to modernise their overall security programs and helps them adapt to the risks emerging from their changing business environment.
Muhammad Azmi Zulkifli, Chief Executive Officer of InvestKL Corporation is interviewed by Money Matters on what makes Malaysia still attractive to multinational companies and investors. Azmi shares his insights on Greater KL’s strengths and outstanding factors that make it an attractive business location for MNCs and fast-growing companies
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The COVID-19 pandemic and the many lockdowns imposed have brought many disruptions to business, jobs, travel, and immigration. With all the restrictions in place, many are still trying to identify ways to navigate through the challenges of bringing and retaining expatriates and skilled workers in Malaysia.
Today, AMCHAM held a Work and Travel Visa Briefing featuring speakers from the U.S. Visa Services Department, PERKESO, and MYXpat.
Agility is on everyone’s lips—online searches for “agile transformation” yield around 100 million hits, and the stories of well-known pioneers circulate widely. But is this just hype, or are there real benefits to be gained? Is agility just noise from the IT department, or an opportunity that merits serious attention from the top team? And if pursuing agility yields benefits, what is the recipe for success? To find the answers, we conducted a McKinsey Global Survey that reached 2,190 respondents across industries and geographies.
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