Issue #112 - 13th August 2018
Selected pictures courtesy of The Sun

A brighter, more sustainable future for government and businesses

Last Tuesday, the BMCC organised a Premier Luncheon addressing the aspirations both government and private enterprises are undertaking towards a more sustainable future. Newly appointed Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming took centre stage in affirming Pakatan Harapan’s direction towards a decentralisation of power in governance, thus paving the way for more discussion opportunities amongst Cabinet members.

Dr. Ong spoke of this reform as a priority from a sustainability perspective of the ruling Pakatan Harapan Government as it would see a disruption towards market and political monopolies. The reducing and restructuring of the national debt as well as the establishment of a fresh roadmap for institutional and policy reform will remain the new governments short term priorities. In the long run, an overhaul of the nation’s fiscal structure, including the election of sound leadership in policy and justice is seen as a necessity. 

As part of the afternoon’s theme, Dr. Cho-Oon Khong, Chief Political Analyst, Shell Scenarios of Royal Dutch Shell featured as a guest speaker to present on Shell’s Sky Scenario and its potential for an energy system to bring modern energy to the world.


Meeting of BiSEA Heads

Last week, BMCC Executive Director represented Malaysia in a meeting of BiSEA leaders, coming together in Jakarta for a focus discussion on supporting Market Access and strengthening value proposition for Chamber members. BiSEA (Britain in South East Asia) is a grouping of British Chambers across ASEAN which includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam. 
BMCC Focus Talk - SST: Challenges & Opportunities in a New Malaysia (This Thursday, 16 Aug)

Dubbed “SST 2.0,” the revival of this taxation model is expected to bring about numerous enhancements, including electronic filing and payment as well as greater considerations for the Bottom-40 household group. Ahead of the SST officially coming into effect, hear first-hand from Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy, the Royal Malaysian Customs Director General as the BMCC hosts this special Focus Talk in fostering a dialogue on the impact SST will have upon our businesses and livelihoods.

BMCC - JACTIM Speed Networking (28 Aug) 

​For the first time ever, meet members of JACTIM in a special inter-chamber Speed Networking event where the East meets West! JACTIM, The Japanese Chamber of Trade & Industry, Malaysia, was established in 1983 with the objective of promoting economic relations between Malaysia and Japan. WIth over 600 members, here’s your chance to connect your and expand your network with companies hailing from or associated with “the land of the rising sun”.

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The Global Food Forum is a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event which will be held in Newmarket in the East of England on the 19th of October 2018. At this event, the Department for International Trade (DIT) in UK is bringing together 150 UK F&B companies from 4-subcategories (gourmet, prepared meals, healthy living and alcoholic drinks) to meet with overseas buyers from up to 30 countries including Malaysia.
This is an exclusive opportunity to source for new and innovative F&B products from the UK. Selected buyers will receive a £500 budget which can be used to re-claim some expenses and will be eligible to attend a complimentary dinner at the prestigious University of Cambridge on the evening before the event.
If you are a F&B distributor/importer and are interested in participating, feel free to contact Farah via or +603-2163 1784
Click on the following links for more about each Certificate Programmes: 
Compliance  |  Anti-Corruption Compliance  |  Corporate Governance
Email to to avail your 10% members discount

BFM's Enterprise Breakaway Penang is coming soon! Happening on Thursday, 6th September at Hotel Equatorial Penang, Bayan Lepas. 

There are 20 COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS to give away exclusively for the BMCC members. To get your free ticket, email to This offer is valid from 15th - 31st August 2018, ticket giveaways are a first-come first served basis

Sports Direct Unveils New Flagship Superstore on Federal Highway

Today Sports Direct officially opened its largest store in Malaysia with 28,000 sq. ft., together with its sister company MST Golf, it is the largest sports and golf shopping destination in Malaysia with a combined size of over 41,000sq ft. The latest generation flagship store is situated in the heart of Petaling Jaya along the Federal Highway with ample parking and the widest variety of International sports brands at the most competitive prices.

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That's the spirit! Fans of the dram spoilt for choice at WhiskyPLUS 2018

It was a day to remember for whisky enthusiasts, and an educational experience for those just joining the fold at the country’s biggest whisky and spirits tasting event -- WhiskyPLUS 2018. More than 600 whisky aficionados thronged the sold-out single-day event, split into two sessions, to enjoy some 48 brands of whisky and spirits from top importers, distributors, and wholesalers in the country. 

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Bett Asia 2018 will return to Kuala Lumpur on 14-15 Nov 2018 for the fifth edition of the show. This year’s event will bring together 2000+ members of the edtech community to check out the latest technology and innovations that will revolutionise classrooms. After extensive research undertaken by the Bett Team, this year’s show will hone in on the key theme ‘Building a change culture to deliver 21st century learning’, which will be explored across both the Expo and Leadership Summit.
Register for your free Expo pass or book a delegate place to the Summit by the 31st August to benefit from the early bird pricing before it expires. On top of this BMCC members will receive an additional 10% discount to the Bett Asia Leadership Summit. Email to to receive your promo code.
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