Issue #73 - 13th November 2017

Lest We Forget
 
[Left: British High Commissioner to Malaysia, H.E. Vicki Treadell with DA Col. Stephen Hall laying wreaths at Tugu Negara (National Monument) Top Right: H.E. Vicki Treadell delivering a welcome address at the Remembrance Day Service. Bottom Right: BMCC Chairman Andrew Sill laying a wreath and observing a moment of silence] - First two pictures courtesy of the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur
 
The British High Commission to Malaysia hosted the 2017 Remembrance Day Service at The National Monument (Tugu Negara) in honour of fallen our British and Malaysian heroes across World War I and II, as well as the Malayan Emergency from 1948-1960. 

In her opening address to various guests and ambassadors from over 200 countries, H.E. Vicki Treadell said "It is a day to remember and honour those who fought on all sides and who served their countries in both World Wars and conflicts since. It is an important occasion for us to show our gratitude and give thought to those who have died, suffered injury and loss, and to those who continue to suffer today."
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Andrew Sill, BMCC Chairman and Head of Commercial Banking at HSBC Malaysia was present at the service to lay a wreath and pay respects on behalf of the Chamber. 
Prince Charles Leads Remembrance Day Ceremony for British War Dead
BNM's Disaster Relief Facility for SMEs Affected by the Recent Floods
93 Year Old Veteran John Dennett Tells His Story for Remembrance Day
Eco World International to Jointly Develop 12 Sites in UK

BMCC Joins Forces with Standard Chartered Bank to Host Malaysia Budget 2018 Premier Luncheon with EY
 
Last week, the BMCC hosted its first Premier Luncheon of the year. Sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank and in collaboration with EY, the driving topic of the day was the recently tabled Malaysia Budget 2018. Newly appointed CEO of Standard Chartered Malaysia, Abrar Anwar gave an opening address before Yeo Eng Ping, Amarjeet Singh and Bernard Yap from EY provided a panel dialogue and presentation based on EY's findings and estimations for the coming financial year especially on tax incentives for automation, Industry 4.0, GST reliefs,the Principal Hub and tax risks. Over 60 in attendance turned up for what was reflected as a highly fruitful event. 
 

BMCC and Amcorp Hosts Property and Taxation Talk with DAC Beachcroft, Grant Thornton and CBRE
 
The BMCC and Amcorp Properties Berhad upheld its annual running of UK Property Talk events as we hosted over 70 guests to a special and engaging session on Commercial & Private Property Outlook and Taxation in the Brexit Environment. A standout feature of the night was a live video stream of The Right Hon Lord Hunt of Wirral, currently the Chairman of the Conservative Peers in the House of Lords who shared new insights on the British economic landscape and what we can expect in years to come as a perpetual outcome of Brexit. Guest speakers and industry specialists from the UK took the stage thereafter, with David Manifould and Glenn Ruddy representing legal experts DAC Beachcroft, Mike Dalton on tax from Grant Thornton and Christopher Pilgrim and Christopher Brett from CBRE on property.
CHANGE OF DATE
Dear members, please be advised the afore-advertised date of 30th November for the Premier Luncheon with Datuk Yasmin has now been moved to the 13th December 2017. The venue remains at Sheraton Imperial KL from 12 noon to 2.30pm. Entrance fee opens at RM160 for BMCC members and RM 260 for non members. Click here for more info and RSVP details
BMCC-TMF Breakfast Talk 9 "The Future of KL"

InvestKL is working towards promoting and positioning Greater Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as an ideal destination for multinational companies to set up their regional business, innovation, and talent hubs. 

Join us this Thursday for the 9th installment of our BMCC Breakfast Talk sponsored by TMF Group to find out how InvestKL is making strides in this direction, and what the future holds for businesses and livability in Kuala Lumpur.

Click here for more or here to RSVP

"Mystical 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: BIG Dataworks

In June 2016, Big Dataworks Sdn Bhd (BDW) was appointed by the Company Commission of Malaysia (CCM) as its technology and service provider that carries the brand name of MYDATA-SSM. Their objective is to provide a single access point of references for companies and businesses information in Malaysia, Internationally and throughout ASEAN. 

Contact: Sheriza Zakaria (CEO)
E: shahz@bigdataworks.com.my  T: +603 2775 9339  W: www.bigdataworks.com.my
Properties in the north easier to sell than those in the south

The north/south divide in the UK’s property market is well established and well documented, with higher priced properties populating the south while more affordable homes can be found in the north. Rightmove has now revealed that a further divide is emerging which favours owners of property in the north: people selling homes in the north of England stand the best chance of securing a buyer before the festive season.

Continue reading at Gower & Mae

Open Mornings at the Alice Smith School

With a reputation for educational excellence and a proven track record of academic success, our students are at the heart of everything we do. We invite you to join our exceptional, diverse and dynamic learning community. Experience school life with us! Register here.

Secondary Campus Open Morning - 28th Nov 2017 @ 9.30am
Primary Campus Open Morning - 29th Nov 2017 @ 9.30am
GIS Hosts 59 ‘Teach For Malaysia’ Teachers

Garden International School (GIS) hosted 59 teachers from Teach For Malaysia today, to observe and learn from the innovative and inspirational teaching and learning at GIS. Teach For Malaysia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that works to end education inequity in Malaysia. 

Continue reading here

Oklahoma! at Epsom College in Malaysia

Epsom College Malaysia celebrates its talented singers, actors, dancers and musicians of the student body in spectacular style with Oklahoma! the romantic musical drama. Tickets are now on sale via www.epsomcollege.edu.my. Only two performances so reserve your tickets soon!

Click here to book your tickets

The Annual British Council Study UK exhibitions are back!

Mark your calendars and meet representatives from more than 70 UK boarding schools, colleges and universities all in one place. Attend seminars and speak to those who has been there and done that on their experience in as a student in the UK.

 
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Sports Direct Unveils New Flagship Superstore in Bukit Bintang

SPORTS Direct Malaysia (Sports Direct) celebrated the official opening of its five-storey “super spacious store” along Jalan Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur city centre recently. The new outlet marks the company’s 28th store since the brand forayed into the Malaysian market in 2011. Two more stores are in the pipeline, scheduled to open in 2018.
An Evening with Sir Mark Moody-Stuart
 
On behalf of the British Malaysian Society, we're pleased to invite our BMCC members based in London to attend this event organised by the Association of Malaysian Economics Undergraduates (AMEU). Sir Mark Moody Stuart, KCMG is presently Vice Chairman of the UN Global Compact and chairman of the Global Compact Foundation and the Innovative Vector Control Consortium. 
Enhancing Business Integrity in Malaysia with ISO 37001

The world has moved on with good governance and anti-corruption legislations, and Malaysia is slowly but surely moving towards the same direction. 

A new ISO standard has been been drawn up to further enhance business integrity in Malaysia. Join CBI and BSI to discover how you can achieve compliance with, and benefit from it. 

 
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