Issue #66 - 25th September 2017
Theresa May Seeks to Unlock Brexit Talks in Florence Speech

Seeking to end a stalemate in negotiations over her country’s withdrawal from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain offered [last] Friday substantial payments to the bloc during a two-year transition period immediately after the country’s exit.

Mrs. May’s long-awaited intervention, during a speech in Florence, Italy, was being watched closely in capitals on the Continent and in London, where members of her cabinet have been fiercely divided over Britain’s tortuous divorce from the bloc. The speech aimed to open the way to serious negotiations on what is commonly known as Brexit, and to a broader and more productive discussion about Britain’s relationship with the bloc.
BAE Systems Business Defense Forum: The Financial Crime Front Line
Last Wednesday, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence with the assistance of the BMCC and the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur successfully hosted an exclusive half day forum on financial crime at Grand Hyatt KL, bringing together an ensemble of speakers and experts in the field. 

Deputy Minister of Finance, YB Dato' Lee Chee Leong was present to deliver the VIP keynote, where he stressed the emergence of cybercrime as a serious economic threat. Quoting figures from PEMANDU, Malaysians lost RM179.3 million last year to cybercrime activities, while the Commercial Crime Investigations Department (CCID) reported 26,548 financial crime cases last year, a significant increase from 2015. 

"Although Malaysia is not a regional centre for money laundering, its formal and informal financial sectors are vulnerable to abuse by narcotic traffickers, financiers of terrorism and criminal elements,” said Lee. He said the Government had allocated significant resources to address money laundering in the country.

The day's event concluded with a lunch and networking session, preluded by a few remarks from Paul Rennie OBE, Deputy High Commissioner to Malaysia and Aurelia Silva, BMCC Executive Director to the crowd of over 70 in attendance. 
Enhancing Business Integrity with CBI and BSI

Last week also saw the conclusion of a special talk & networking session hosted by the BMCC with business integrity and compliance experts from the British Standards Institution Malaysia and the Coalition for Business Integrity.
A Celebration of British & Malaysian Jazz
Gower & Mae and the BMCC pleased to bring to you a leisure evening of entertainment, food, wine and all-round networking as we celebrate both the legacy and fusion of British & Malaysian jazz.

Featuring Sean C, Jimmy Boyle and The Ragged Tigers, we can think of no better nominee to take you on this musical journey. If you're ready to jive into this unique event, RSVP away and we'll be seeing you at No Black Tie, Bukit Bintang on October 18th!

Alice Smith School's Resounding Success at The Pearson Edexcel Outstanding Learner Awards

Congratulations to all Pearson Edexcel Outstanding Learner Award winners who are highly valued due to their proven track record and achievements - amongst all the Pearson Edexcel students in Malaysia and globally. The Alice Smith School with the most award winners, has also been recognised as a centre of excellence for delivering Pearson Edexcel international qualifications 2017. 
Meet our inspirational teachers, explore our state-of-the-art facilities and immerse yourself in school life at BSKL.

We're holding two new Open Days:
Early Years Campus:
Thursday 12th October
Primary Campus: Tuesday 10th October 

Secure your place today by registering 
Epsom College in Malaysia’s Sixth Form Sets a Very High Bar
Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) is thrilled once again to report outstanding A Level results announced. Building on the superb results achieved by our first Upper Sixth in 2016, this year’s students have achieved over 60% A*/A grades and over 86% A*/A/B grades. The pass rate was 100%.
Music for Malaysia - A Concert in London

The British Malaysian Society would like to invite our members in London to the Music for Malaysia concert on the 3rd of October in conjunction with Malaysia's 60th year of independence.
(Note, BMCC members qualify for BMS member pricing)
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