Issue #120- 8th October 2018
[Image: Bilateral meeting: Dr Mahathir having a discussion with May on the sidelines of the United Nations general assembly in New Yotk. - Bernama]

"UK wants strong post-Brexit ties with Asean, PM May tells Dr Mahathir"
from the New Straits Times (Media Prima Berhad) article by Yushaimi Yahaya,  27 September
Britain has asked Malaysia to relay its wish to continue working with Asean post Brexit. Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said British Prime Minister Theresa May had conveyed this to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in a bilateral meeting yesterday.

“United Kingdom had stated its desire to continue working with Asean, considering it had ties with Asean prior to exiting the European Union (EU). “After exiting EU, they want to maintain that relationship.” Saifuddin said Malaysia would discuss the matter with Asean before any decision was made on Britain’s request.

“The fact that the British Prime Minister had referred to Malaysia as an Asean member to relay its wish is an honour,” he added. Dr Mahathir, he said, had discussed bilateral cooperation enhancement, and also asked Britain to help with anti-palm oil issues in Europe during the 40-minute meeting.

The European Union (EU) seeks to phase out palm oil from transport fuel. However, earlier this month, EU lawmakers agreed to defer the ban to 2030 from 2021. Malaysia and Indonesia are the world’s largest palm oil producers. -
source NST

More reads:
• "Malaysia will return as 'Asian Tiger', says Dr Mahathir -
The Star
• "Malaysia garners UK's interest to invest" - The Edge
• "Minister: UK tapped Malaysia to preserve Asean trade post-Brexit" - Malay Mail
Calling all British companies seeking to do business in Southeast Asia. This year's second edition of the BiSEA UK Roadshow returns to help fast-track your growth in this booming region. BiSEA (Britain in Southeast Asia), in co-operation with the UK ASEAN Business Council and the Department for International Trade, we would like to invite you to meet with BiSEA representatives of British Chambers across Southeast Asia for a series of 1-2-1 business meeting sessions on exporting opportunities. 

Representing Malaysia, BMCC's Executive Director, Jennifer Lopez will be visiting the following cities: 
London (15 - 18 and 22 Oct), Suffolk (19 Oct), Manchester (23 Oct), Sheffield (24 Oct), York (25 Oct), Leeds (26 Oct)

For more information and 1-2-1 Business Meeting Bookings, click here
Trade & Investment Opportunities in the UK (15 Nov)

The economic uncertainties in the UKin the wake of Brexit continues  presents a unique business opportunity for Malaysians here. Join us for this BMCC Focus Talk as we invite UK experts to share their experience and perspectives on the investments that provide long-term capital growth opportunities to Malaysian investors. While UK bound investments have traditionally focused on commercial and residential property, the speakers will also explore the growing industries of  infrastructure, energy, technology and healthcare as potentially high-yielding and long term investments. 
2018 CIMB Classic Golf Tournament: Inter-Chamber Networking Event (THIS WEEK 10 Oct)
The BMCC is delighted to be 1 of 15 participating Chambers at this year's Inter-Chamber networking event taking place in conjunction with the 2018 CIMB Classic golf tournament. SPECIAL OFFER: Each paying guest is entitled to two (2) complimentary season passes for general grounds admission to the event from Thursday - Sunday (11-14 October 2018.) Total value of the season passes is RM520!
Halloween Interchamber Ladies Sundowner (31 Oct)

The highly successful Interchamber Ladies Sundowner returns once more. This networking event is for female participants only and is jointly organised with the German, French, EU, Australian, American, New Zealand, and Italian Chambers. Join this Interchamber Ladies Sundowner and create valuable connections with interesting business professionals while you enjoy a glass of wine or beer (or two) taking in the wondrous KL skyline from U-Bar on the 33rd floor of Capri by Fraser Kuala Lumpur. *Ladies only. 

Register here

Discover British boarding at the British Education and Schools Show (BESSA) in Asia (25 Oct)   [Promoted]

BESSA is the only curated forum for families to discover British boarding education and to meet representatives from some of the most prestigious schools in the UK. Talk with school admission directors face-to-face, learn about the unique strengths of each school, listen to experts speak on key issues and get recent updates in the education landscape. Learn how to navigate the application process and support on-hand from special needs advisors, professional guardians and experienced tutors. Attend BESSA and find out more! BESSA is supported by the British High Commission to Malaysia. H.E. Vicki Treadell will be attending the inaugural Malaysian show. Admission is free with prior registration.

Click here to find out more

Help Set a New Malaysian Record on World Food Day (16 Oct)
On Tuesday 16th October, join our charity partner, The Lost Food Project in their latest CSR Initiative the #MYCleanPlate Challenge. Bring staff together for this CSR challenge which is an active reminder about our personal impact on the environment through food waste. To join the challenge and receive promotional material please email
Find out more about the #MYCleanPlate Challenge

Alice Smith School: Our Rising Stars

Join Alice Smith School's diverse and dynamic Sixth Form community.With Alice Smith School's proven track record of academic excellence, find out how students secure places at top world ranking universities. A Level Scholarships available! Closing date Friday, 26th October 2018. Register your interest here or visit for more info. 

> Watch the "Our Rising Stars" video here

Marlborough College Malaysia: Admissions Information Evening in KL (17 Oct 2018)
The Master, Mr. Alan Stevens and his wife Heather, invite you to discover the benefits of a Marlborough College Malaysia Day and Boarding Education at The Residence of the British High Commissioner KL. During the event, the Master will give a presentation on the School, drink and canapés will be served. 
Battle of Trafalgar Celebration (17 Oct)

Join The Royal Society of St. George (Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Branch) as they host the annual celebration for the Battle of Trafalgar, the most important sea battle of the 19th century. Britain's victory led them to becoming the world's largest sea power for 100 years. Featuring Colonel Stephan Hall, Defence Adviser at the British High Commission KL, this evening dinner will feature a 4 course meal with drinks and due to be held at the Royal Selangor Club, Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur. 
Ticket reservations to
Malaysian Festival of Remembrance (11 Nov)

The first ever Malaysian Festival of Remembrance will take place on Sunday November 11th 2018, exactly 100 years since the armistice which ended World War 1, at Taylor's University Lakeside. The Festival Symphony Orchestra, the Combined Malaysian International Schools' Choir, The Academy Singers and Buglers from the Brigade of Gurkhas performing well loved choral and orchestral music drawn from wartime eras. Her Excellency Vicki Treadell, the British High Commissioner delivering the Remembrance Eulogy. Profits will be donated to Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans' Charities.
Up to 10% Fare Discounts From Emirates
BMCC members are entitled to exclusive flight discounts from Emirates. Save up to 10% on Business and Economy flights for Return Tickets from Kuala Lumpur. Sales period runs from now till 31 August 2019, valid for travel periods ending 29 February 2020. Valid for BMCC Members only. Email to to avail promotion. Terms & Conditions apply.

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