|AMCHAM Update #328 COVID-19 Outbreak|
During this period of lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.
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For the upcoming Members' Briefing on 1 September 2021, another guest, Ibrahim Suffian, Co-Founder and Program Director of Merdeka Center for Opinion Research, will be appearing alongside with Michael Newbill, Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob is of the opinion that Klang Valley can now move into Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) as its COVID-19 vaccination rate has surpassed 80 per cent. However, he said the matter will be finalised in the Special Committee to Address COVID-19 meeting with the Cabinet, which he will be chairing.
A total of 14,648,590 individuals or 62.6 per cent of the adult population in the country have completed their COVID-19 vaccination as of yesterday, 29 August. 19,389,392 individuals, or 82.8 per cent, have received the first dose, bringing to a total of 34,027,548 doses of the vaccine having been administered under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) until yesterday.
|Total cumulative administration of vaccine doses|
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Last week, volunteers from SMART Modular Technologies donated household items to Yan, Bedong, Tupah and Gurun Flood victims worth RM80,000.
An internal program was launched – the Smart White Flag fund, whereby for every RM1 from employees, SMART Modular will match RM5. As a result, RM100,000 was raised for this program. Keep up the good work SMART Modular!
TIME dotCom Bhd (TIME) has turned to IBM technologies to modernise its network operations. TIME would be deploying the IBM Cloud Pak for network automation built on Red Hat OpenShift to make its network operations more efficient and flexible across various environments. The deployment would also increase the speed of delivery for new services.
Citi Malaysia is providing extended COVID-19 medical benefits that will cover more than 11,000 of Citi Malaysia’s employees and dependents for private hospitalisation expenses of up to RM30,000. In a statement today, Citi Malaysia said it will also cover 90% of COVID-19 related private hospitalisation or medical expenses exceeding that coverage limit.
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We have all read stories of facial recognition software that fails
to recognize dark-skinned faces, or robo-loan officers that deny
mortgages to certain groups. As a growing body of research has made clear
, algorithms created by non-representative groups have resulted in AI that perpetuates the inequities already prevalent in our society. As more companies rely more heavily on data and AI, these problems of algorithmic discrimination may only become worse.
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