|AMCHAM Update #278 COVID-19 Outbreak|
During this period of Full Movement Control Order (FMCO 3.0) starting June 1 to June 14, AMCHAM will be bringing you daily updates on the latest COVID-19 developments, which includes Government-issued orders, regulations, and SOPs as well as initiatives from related bodies and organizations.
The Selangor state government will soon distribute free COVID-19 home assessment tools to residents to help prevent people with COVID-19 self-isolating at home from deteriorating.
The home assessment kits — which include a KN95 face mask, a thermometer, pulse oximeter, medication, and a saliva-based test kit — will be distributed via local community centres. The state has allocated RM1.25 million to supply the test kits.
I had my first AZ jab in IDCC, Shah Alam yesterday (June 9) at 2.28pm. Many people have already written and shared how wonderful and smooth the entire process has been for them. My personal experience yesterday was no different but that is not what I want to repeat here, except to concur by saying it is indeed world-class planning and execution. Kudos to all involved!
The high number of vaccine doses administered daily is proof that the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme launched on Feb 24 is proceeding smoothly, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The government would ensure that everyone who is eligible would be vaccinated for the country to achieve herd immunity by the end of the year to improve conditions in the country and speed up economic recovery.
AMCHAM’s CEO, Siobhan Das was featured on China Global TV Network (CGTN) yesterday, June 10, to speak about the semiconductor industry in Malaysia now being impacted by another lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cyber criminals have capitalized on the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with ransomware being a common modus operandi. Recent international cyberattacks on healthcare systems, national gas pipelines and water supplies show a ruthless drive for profit at the expense of human lives. One of the reasons behind the growing brazenness is due to the lack of legal ramifications against these types of attacks.
At its heart, banking’s purpose is to enable sustainable prosperity. How we support must adapt to the situation at hand. In 2020, as COVID-19 gripped the world, HSBC Malaysia – along with our Malaysian banking peers – announced blanket six-month loan moratoriums for individuals and SMEs.
Hospital Ampang has close to 150 COVID patients now in, and for the past few weeks the hospital has been expanding the wards in terms of manpower, equipment, and proper isolation spaces.
Both patients and clinicians need equipments urgently to be able to do their work.
Click on the 'Read More' tab to view the equipment needed.
At many financial institutions (FIs) the end-to-end model life-cycle environment—encompassing model development, validation, and monitoring—is plagued by inefficiencies, inconsistencies, lack of transparency, and poor controls that frequently slow the response to competitive challenges and regulatory requests. The duress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has put an even brighter light on these challenges, and many companies have accelerated their rush to revamp their infrastructure across the end-to-end model life cycle.
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