Theresa May to Side With Eurosceptics in Major Brexit Speech
In her most significant Brexit speech since taking office, UK Prime Minister Theresa May will defy critics this week by indicating she is open to a clean break with the EU, signalling she is prepared to take Britain out of the single market and customs union.
The intervention, which follows immense pressure to reveal her Brexit plans, is designed to reassure the public and reveal what she wants from the talks. "She's gone for the full works. People will know when she said 'Brexit means Brexit', she really meant it," a government source said.
The comments are likely to trigger a backlash from pro-EU figures who will warn the Prime Minister has picked a "hard Brexit" over protections from the economy. However they will be cheered by Eurosceptics who argue that only the cleanest break with the EU can fulfill what the public wanted when they voted for Britain to leave the European Union. [Source: The Telegraph UK]
BMCC New Year's Drink 2017
Join us this week for the BMCC's first event of the year, and we'll ensure it'll be a memorable one. With a number of non-members joining us, existing members will be sure to get the chance mingle with new faces from new companies, so come primed with your business cards. Forget not, the BMCC's New Year's Drink is to happen this Thursday on the 19th of January at the trendy Live House @ TREC. For those who have yet to make a decision to attend, you can still submit in your RSVP forms by Wednesday. For those who've already committed, we look forward to seeing you there!
We're kickstarting 2017 with a blast! Join us for the BMCC's first event this Thursday, catch up with known associates, get to know new members and find out what we have in-stored for you throughout 22.214.171.124. Don't forget come prepared with your Business Cards!
Sterling members are entitled to 2 complimentary seats and other member tiers are entitled to 1 seat. Additional seats can be purchased at discounted rates.
British Airways has hand-picked the top five love-inspired buildings from around Europe and North America, for travellers from Malaysia who are looking for a romantic destination for Valentine’s Day. All of these destinations are easily accessible thanks to the airline’s extensive network and seamless connections from its award-winning London Heathrow Terminal 5.
World Traveller economy class tickets from Kuala Lumpur to London start from MYR3,184 inclusive of taxes and fuel surcharges, or if you want to treat your loved ones, World Traveller Plus premium economy tickets start from MYR6,276. For travellers heading to North American destinations like New York, a return ticket in World Traveller starts from MYR5,091, and World Traveller Plus from MYR7,897.
Marlborough College Malaysia Information Evening in Kuala Lumpur
Marlborough College Malaysia will host an Information Evening in Kuala Lumpur on 25th January 2017 at the Residence of the British High Commissioner. The event will start at 6.30pm and will offer prospective parents the opportunity to meet the Master, Mr RB Pick, his wife Mrs Ali Pick, and the Director of Admissions, Mrs Sally Smart. During the evening, the Master will give a short presentation on boarding and day life at the College which will be followed by a question and answer session; drinks and canapés will be served.
The evening is an opportunity for parents, who are interested in a true British education, to find out more about the College and how their children can benefit from a Marlborough education.
Alice Smith School Reach for the Stars Scholarships
The Alice Smith School has a rich and vibrant 70 year heritage in Malaysia as an outstanding, not-for-profit British educational foundation. Scholarships are being offered to pursue Sixth Form at the Secondary Campus in Equine Park. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a truly diverse, dynamic and caring educational community.
Scholarship benefits include a 25% tuition fees reduction in addition to the waiver of enrolment fee and building fund contribution worth RM25,000.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn in an enriched and challenging environment with highly qualified, experienced, dedicated and passionate teachers.
All applications must be submitted by no later than Monday, 6th March 2017. Visit the school websitewww.alice-smith.edu.my for more information.
A New Recipe for the New Year!
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has promoted Chef Hisham Bin Jaafar to Executive Chef from his previous role as the Centre’s Executive Sous Chef. Chef Hisham has over 26 years of banqueting experience in 5-star hotels and convention centres, 10 years of which have been as the Centre’s Executive Sous Chef.
Speaking on his promotion, Chef Hisham explained, “I am extremely honoured to be given the opportunity to lead the Centre’s award-winning culinary team." As the Executive Chef of the Centre, he is in charge of Malaysia’s largest commercial kitchen of 3,157 sqm and is responsible for overseeing a culinary brigade of 50 chefs and over 130 kitchen hands.
Eddie Izzard - The Force Majeure Tour Comes to KL!
After touring around five continents, Eddie Izzard is finally bringing his massive Force Majeure world tour to Malaysia! One of the most acclaimed comedians of his generation, Izzard’s unique, tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives are lauded for their creativity and wit, earning him a New York Drama Desk Award and two Emmys for Dress to Kill, two British Comedy Awards for Top Stand-Up Comedian, and an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement.
His long list of film and stage credits includes Valkyrie opposite Tom Cruise, Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Thirteen and Ocean’s Twelve opposite George Clooney and Brad Pitt, David Mamet’s Race and The Cryptogram, the title role in Marlow’s Edward II, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in London and on Broadway which won him a handful of awards, including a Tony nomination for Best Actor. Don’t miss your chance to see the great Eddie Izzard live!