What the country needs more than ever is certainty, and having secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats in the general election, it is clear that only the Conservative & Unionist Party has the legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty by commanding a majority in the House of Commons. " - Theresa May
[Watch here]: Theresa May's speech outside Downing Street following the 2017 General Election
UK General Elections 2017

The UK 'snap' general election called by Theresa May on April 18th, to choose all 650 members of Parliament, has produced a result predicted by few.

The ruling Conservative Party lost seats by a slim majority; attaining only 318 seats from the 326 needed with the opposition Labour Party winning back many seats. The Tories held 330 seats before the elections. This scenario is what Brits call a "hung parliament" - signifying that no party has a clear majority to itself.

What Happens Next

The largest party asks permission from the Queen to form a government - a tradition in the constitutional monarchy of the United Kingdom. An election could take place in a matter of weeks, but only if the negotiations break down and no-one can form any kind of government. If this does not materialise, then the opposition Labour might try to put together a minority government. Alternatively and always a possibility - another election could be held. 

Following her visit to the Queen in Buckingham Palace, Theresa May has said she will form a Conservative government backed by the Democratic Unionist Party." I have just been to see Her Majesty the Queen, and I will now form a government – a government that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country," she said in a statement outside Downing Street. 

"The government I lead will put fairness and opportunity at the heart of everything we do, so that we fulfil the promise of Brexit together and – over the next 5 years – build a country in which no one and no community is left behind. A country in which prosperity and opportunity are shared right across this United Kingdom."

UK and Malaysia

On the morning of the election result announcements, the British High Commissioner to Malaysia, H.E. Vicki Treadell held an Open House reception at her residence to facilitate a dialogue with invited guests as the election outcome unfolded on live screens. 

In a statement to the press, H.E. Vicki Treadell affirmed that the relationship between the UK and Malaysia will remain unchanged regardless of the final outcome of the UK elections, citing that trade, investment and education ties between our two nations are still very strong. "We have been friends, allies and partners for a very long time. The Malaysian and British peoples, regardless of governments, have always connected and done things together. That's how i see it continue," she said.

The BMCC, represented by Executive Director Aurelia Silva was among those present at the reception as the Chamber continues with fervent and vested interest on the elections' next stages of development. The BMCC will be organising a Premier Luncheon to address the UK elections, its future prospects, the socio-economic outlook of the United Kingdom, and how it affects Malaysia. More information to ensue in the coming weeks. 
[Watch here]: The Star TV Interviews H.E. Vicki Treadell at the High Commissioner's Residence Open House Reception on the morning of the UK Election results
BMCC Annual General Meeting 2017

Friday, 16th June 2017 
from 3.30pm onwards at 
Millennium Ballroom, Level 1,
Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

The day's programme will be as follows:
3.00pm - Registration
3.30pm - AGM Formal Proceedings
4.30pm - Post AGM Networking

Please RSVP your attendance to events@bmcc.org.my or contact our office
at +603 2163 1784 for more info.

BMCC Breakfast Talk Series #4
The BMCC continues the success of its Breakfast Talk Series, this time dwelling on the overarching topic of company branding in a digital age, featuring 2 established speakers in George Aveling (CEO of TMI Consultancy) and Daniel Posavac (CEO of Bonsey Design Jaden). They’ll both be speaking on the respective niche topics of “Reimagine Learning with Augmented Reality” and Digital Learning & Branding,” contemporary matters which promises to be a fascinating discourse for start-ups, SMEs and MNCs alike.

BMCC Members Enjoy Members Rate at RM215
Download the booking form here and return to events@bmcc.org.my
1-to-1 Business Sessions
with Chris Wren,

CEO of Britcham Indonesia
Summer Recitals
by British Academy of Performing Arts
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Sustainability & Social Innovation:
Growing Effective Change-makers
(RSVP by returning form below to comms@bmcc.org.my)
Private & International
School Fair (PISF)

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Asia IOT Business Platform
(BMCC members receive an exclusive 20% discount)
Hands-On Data Protection Workshop
by Straits Interactive
Download pdf here
Introducing a New BMCC Member!
Atlas Risk and Consulting Solutions

Atlas is a security risk and training consultancy. We take the best out of UK best practises and apply them in a Malaysian context, focusing on close protection, police training and risk mitigation. We draw our talent from the British military, UK police services as well as Malaysian law enforcement and intelligence agencies. 
Contact details: 
Clement Chew
Tracking Travellers & Responding During Medical & Security Incidents: Incident Response Workshop by International SOS

On 17 May 2017, HR & Risk professionals from reputable companies took part in two Incident Response Workshops organised by International SOS. These are the first of its kind simulation exercises conducted in Kuala Lumpur office, which facilitated and supported by regional medical and security experts.

These workshops aim to raise the awareness on organisations’ preparedness in times of crisis and their response to incidents impacting their employees. Participants were immersed in a simulated scenario, where they encountered developing crisis, testing their reactions and in the process, learn about the best practices for enhancing overall corporate travel risk mitigation.

Overseas investors remain confident in UK property market
It seems that Asian investors’ confidence in the enduring strength of the UK’s property market – its ability to bounce back from the disruption caused by uncertainty around Brexit and the General Election – is the driving force behind much of this overseas investment.

While much of this faith rests upon overseas investors’ perceptions of London as a safe bet with guaranteed returns, many Asian investors are realising the value that resides in other UK cities – particularly those within the Northern Powerhouse.

IMarEST announces voluntary commitments at UN Ocean Conference

The IMarEST was in attendance at the UN Ocean Conference (5-9 June 2017) at United Nations headquarters in New York last week. This high-level conference looked at ways to support the implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG14): Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

In his opening remarks, the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres cautioned, “The sea has a special relationship with all of us. It keeps us alive. But that relationship is now under threat as never before…"

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Sri KDU International School INFO Day (17th June)

SKIS will be having an Info Day for families to visit the school and discover how children are provided with structured and stimulating learning experiences. 

Our pedagogy, which is based on “Building Learning Power”, encourages leadership and independent learning. The key learning skills of resilience, reflection, resourcefulness and reciprocity are built in across all curriculum areas, including our Co-Curricular Learning (CCL) programme.

Click here for more or RSVP at info@srikdu.edu.my

Carving #GED17 Into The Memory Bank!

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) Deputy General Manager, John Burke and exhibitions team joined venues around the world in marking the Global Exhibitions Day 2017 (#GED17) on 7th June. To celebrate the occasion, the Centre’s award-winning Senior Chef de Partie, Mustaffa Kamal bin Othman, crafted a handmade ice-carving.

According to Burke, “We are honoured to participate in the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry’s (UFI) #GED17 to celebrate the power of the exhibition industry and the positive impact it has on jobs, business, innovation and local investment, as well as the diverse career opportunities it creates.”

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