Issue #71 - 30th October 2017
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Malaysia Budget 2018

Last Friday, Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tabled the much anticipated Budget 2018, announcing a MYR 280 billion spending plan. Among the key highlights were personal income tax cuts of 2% for middle-income taxpayers, student loan incentives, bonuses and additional benefits for civil servants, as well as allocations for agricultural sectors and rural infrastructure development.
According to Amarjeet Singh, Partner and Tax Leader of EY Malaysia, Budget 2018 promises a positive outlook for the nation with strong focus and incentives for the private sector and measures to alleviate the burdens arising from increased cost of living.
(Source) EY Malaysia has recently released a report summarising Budget 2018 (view here).

To learn more about how you or your business is affected by the Budget, join us for the BMCC Premier Luncheon this 8th November dedicated to providing an exegesis of Budget 2018, specifically from a tax perspective. Sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, this Premier Luncheon will feature expert insights from Amarjeet Singh (Malaysia Tax Leader, EY), Yeo Eng Ping (Asean Tax Leader, EY), and Aaron Bromley (Indirect Tax Partner, EY) with an opening address by newly appointed CEO of Standard Chartered Bank, Abrar. A. Anwar. More information below. 
Higher Education Ministry gives thumbs up to Budget 2018
MDEC: Budget 2018 will enhance Digital Malaysia
BMCC Breakfast Talk #8 - "British Education in Malaysia"

​The BMCC conducted the 8th edition of the TMF sponsored Breakfast Talk Series, this time on the theme "British Education in Malaysia." Attracting parents whose children attend international or British curricular schools as well as those working within the Education industry, this breakfast talk featured Professor Tony Downes, Provost from the University of Reading Malaysia and James Wellings, Director of Innovative Learning, Garden International School KL. 
BMCC - Standard Chartered Bank Premier Luncheon with EY: Malaysia Budget 2018
How will the Malaysia Budget 2018 effect the Malaysian taxation landscape? Join us at the Premier Luncheon as we bring you expert insights to these issues with established speakers from EY and an opening keynote by Abrar A. Anwar, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank.
Date: 8th November 2017
Venue: Hilton Sentral KL
"A Mystic Sparkle" - BMCC's Annual Corporate Christmas Luncheon Returns!

Join us this 8th December for an enchanting display of a BMCC envisioned British Christmas in Malaysia where all that glows is winter’s white glimmering snow. Dine, sing and mingle to the tune festive jingles as we prepare an array of creative performances both musical and theatrical that are bound to leave you spellbound by the wonders of the year’s most magical time, and all the joy it brings!
Introducing BMCC's New Member: Asian Overland Services
Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd, better known as AOS, is a Malaysian company with more than 37 years experience in the leisure and incentive sectors of tourism. Started in 1976 with a staff of five, AOS today is a leading and reputable inbound operator with over 130 committed and dedicated staff members and its own fleet of vehicles. AOS provides high quality tour services, interesting and fun programmes with our eco and nature tours from leisure to adventurous levels, along with tailor-made and incentive programmes to suit the different requirements of our clients. 

Contact: Jason Beh (Assistant Director of Sales & Marketing)
E: T: +603 4252 9100 W:
TMI Consultancy's Best Practice Forum & International Expert Speaker Event: Organisational Change in a Disrupted World
Most transformation efforts fail. How do we deliver change that is both successful and sustainable? How do we achieve change for good? Get up close and personal with Paul Stewart - renowned thought leader, author, and global expert on successful organisational transformation at Istana Hotel KL on 27th November 2017
Rents fall in south east but still on the rise in the north
With a chronic shortfall of homes and homebuilding, and a number of people renting which has risen dramatically in the past two decades, demand for rental accommodation is high. But that doesn’t always mean you’ll get the best return on your investment if you by property to let in a crowded market where landlords are having to stagnate – and even decrease – their rents to attract and maintain tenants. Location is everything.
Marlborough College Malaysia Pupils Gain World Recognition in Exams

Marlborough College Malaysia is delighted to announce that seven of its pupils won prestigious Pearson Edexcel Outstanding Learner Awards for their exceptional performances in last year’s IGCSE exams. Ji Hoon Lee and Anne Teh obtained the highest mark in the world for Mathematics and Religious Studies, respectively.

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Upcoming performance by British Association of Performing Arts (BAPA)

5th November: "A Musical Voyage ft. Maja Pavlovska"
An enchanted evening of arias & songs that will fly you to Europe and the Americas.

10th Private International School Fair Kuala Lumpur

The Private & International School Fair (PISF) returns for its 10th instalment in KL this November! The fair will take place on 4 and 5 November 2017 at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre from 11am to 7pm. Speak to some of the leading international institutions exhibiting such as GEMS International School, HELP International School, Kingsgate International School and many more. Admission is free!


Click here for more info or here to register


As we draw ever closer to the end of a memorable 2017, the BMCC has been hard at work revamping and enhancing our membership benefits for the new year with you in mind. In earnest anticipation and excitement for a promising new year, we look forward to your membership renewals with us, and to welcoming aboard new members!

Renewal Deadline: 31st December 2017

Click here to view the new membership benefits brochure
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