|AMCHAM Update #329 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.
As today is the first Wednesday of the month, AMCHAM held its monthly Members’ Briefing virtually once again. This session featured special guests Michael Newbill, Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and Ibrahim Suffian, Co-Founder and Program Director of Merdeka Center for Opinion Research.
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The government is prepared to re-examine the new criteria imposed on the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme. However, at the moment, there is no indication of when Ministry officials would meet to review the conditions. The present conditions require participants to be in the country for at least 90 cumulative days in a year and have an offshore income of at least RM40,000 a month, compared to RM10,000 previously.
Travellers entering Malaysia through Johor checkpoints are required to send in their application to be quarantined at home at least seven days in advance. The application can be made through email@example.com
Travellers would need to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test at least three days before departure.
A total of 15,032,301 individuals or 64.2 per cent of the country’s adult population have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of yesterday, 31 August. 19,741,754 individuals or 84.3 per cent had received their first dose, bringing the cumulative figure for vaccines administered under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) to 34,752,340 doses as of yesterday.
Bantuan Khas COVID-19 (BKC) cash aid will be disbursed from Sept 6, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. A total allocation of RM3.1 billion has been channelled to banking institutes today (Sept 1). Hardcore poor households will receive RM1,300 cash aid, with RM500 payment in two instalments and RM300 to be paid on the third month.
Although there is no explicit mention of data exclusivity (DE), Article 39.3 is commonly perceived to be the source of protection extended to pre-existing data generated from big-budget clinical trials and research by innovator companies. DE protects against any commercial use by a third party.
FedEx Express Malaysia has experienced increased volume demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, driven by the increase of e-commerce purchases among Malaysians, managing director SC Chong said.
Chong said the already booming online purchases trend had gained a renewed momentum with more adoption among customers across the region.
The questions mark rose when Surina Shukri CEO of MDEC stated her decision to leave on who will be driving the agency that will spearhead the nation into the digital era. Well the speculation can be put the rest, with the confirmed appointment of Ts Mahadhir Aziz the founder and CEP of Futurise which is part of Cyberview as the new Chief Executive Officer, effectively.
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