BMCC Newsletter #183 (13 Jan 2020)

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Issue #183 - 13 Jan 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Dear members, please be informed that the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) has implemented a new format of registration number containing 12 digit characters for company, business and Limited Liability Partnership starting 11 October 2019. The implementation is in line with the Government’s initiative to standardise usage of single registration format for all companies. Kindly note our new registration format for the BMCC as follows:

British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce Berhad
Registration No: 201801018075 (1280091-P)
UK Delegation to Sarawak

From 7 to 9 January last week, the BMCC represented by Executive Director Jennifer Lopez was part of a UK delegation to Sarawak, together with the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Scottish Development International (SDI).

Led by High Commissioner Charles Hay, our meetings included visits to Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari, Minister of Transport, Sarawak Datuk Lee Kim Shin as well as the Chairman and the CEO of the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation. 

The broad purpose of the delegation was to understand ways in which the UK can support the state government of Sarawak in its development. For the BMCC, its main objective in participating was to scope and better understand the business environment in Sarawak, as well as the various investment and trade opportunities for our members and exporting UK companies. 
The delegation included focus meetings led by DIT, SDI and the BMCC respectively. Together, we met with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Port Development in Kuching and the CEO of Sarawak Metro. We were also delighted to catch up with some of our members in East Malaysia, which include MIDA on overall investment opportunities, Sunway College on the educational landscape and Serba Dinamik to gain insights on the energy sector in Sarawak. 

Collectively, various matters of mutual interests were discussed, including education and TVET, port developments and transportation, from rails, roads and airports, to green energy and smart cities, tourism and the digital economy. 
MIFB 2020: Calling for Booth Exhibitors!

The BMCC is looking for UK companies to showcase the best of British produce and products at the 21st Malaysian International Food & Beverage Trade Fair (MIFB) 2020. Celebrating their 21st Anniversary, MIFB is the perfect avenue to build business connections to facilitate exhibitors and buyers to source and identify potential business partners to expand their market globally. MIFB also provides VIP buyer programmes to match the right international and local business partners by connecting the top tier buyers and MIFB exhibiting companies.

Click here for more info or contact
BMCC Survey: Employability for Internship Students and Graduates

The BMCC Higher Education Committee is conducting a survey with the aim of gathering information and identifying challenges faced by the employers on undertaking students for internships and in hiring graduates in Malaysia. Your feedback is important in providing a view from the employers’ perspective and will be beneficial for the Committee to drive advocacy role to the relevant Government ministries Click here to take survey
Bank Negara Malaysia: Exposure Draft on the Licensing Framework for Digital Banks

BMCC Members are encouraged to provide feedback on the Exposure Draft on Licensing Framework for Digital Banks issued by Bank Negara Malaysia, a measure to enable innovative application of tech in the financial sector. Up to 5 licenses may be issued to qualified applicants to establish digital banks. 

For more about the framework, click here
To submit a feedback, email to by 28 Feb 2020
BMCC New Year's Drink 2020 (This Wednesday, 15 Jan)

We’re looking forward to welcoming our members back from the holidays. Our customary New Year’s Drink will be held this time at Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur! Toast to 2020 with our the British High Commissioner to Malaysia, our Board of Directors and fellow members!

Complimentary passes available for members!
Sterling: 2 passes
SME / Large: 1 pass

Save up to 28% on British Airways airfares with UOB Credit Card

Book your British Airways tickets through Holiday Tours and earn massive savings exclusively for UOB Credit Cardholders. Where will your travel tastes take you in 2020? 

• First Class: 5%-28%
• Business Class: 5%-25%
• Premium Economy: 5% - 22%
• Economy: 5%-18%

*Terms and conditions apply. Selling period is from 1 January until 15 February 2020. Travel period is from 1 January until 31 December 2020.  Click here for bookings
For BMCC members who are not UOB Credit Credit Cardholders, the year-long 12% discount exclusively for members remains live. Email for the promo link. 
Alice Smith School Open Mornings

Tour our campuses and witness the innovative approach to our learning and teaching. Find out how an Alice Smith education prepares your child for the future.

Contact the Admissions Team:
Primary Campus or call +603 2148 3674

Secondary Campus - or call +603 9543 3688
KSI: 2020 Malaysia Economic and Strategic Outlook Forum (21 Jan)

KSI will be organising the 2020 Malaysia Economic and Strategic Outlook Forum with the theme “AGENDA 2020 and Beyond - Where Do We Go From Here” on 21 January 2020 at the Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

Complimentary seats for BMCC members
(limited on first come first served)
Email to to avail

Out Of The Box: Engineering (4 Feb)

Exclusively organised by MABECS, their 3rd installation of 'Out Of The Box' event returns, this time focusing on Engineering. Engineering is a field of importance and most central to the modern world we live in. But what does it take to chase after your dreams to be an engineer? Or what happens if you have an Engineering degree but decide to pursue your passion? Come and hear from three amazing individuals to find out what their Engineering degree led them to do!

Registration will be closed on Thursday, 30 January 2020.  
Knight Frank Malaysia launches Real Estate Highlights 2nd Half of 2019

Knight Frank Malaysia launches the latest research report, Real Estate Highlights 2nd Half of 2019 today which highlights the property trends and outlook in key markets of Malaysia – namely Kuala Lumpur, Klang Valley, Penang, Johor Bahru and Kota Kinabalu.
Please download download the report here
The Ruma: The Prosperity Package

Treat your family to a perfect vacation this festive season. Book your escape from RM488++ per night from 1st January to 23rd February 2020 and enjoy a gift of RM88 nett dining credit during your stay, in addition to generous benefits that include 24-hour check-in and check-out, fully stocked mini-bar and breakfast. 

For reservations, please contact +603 2778 0888, or email or visit
Cervical Health Wellness Promotion

January is cervical health awareness month. Protect yourself against cervical cancer.Get screened. Get vaccinated.

For more information, contact NCSM’s Cancer and Health Screening Clinic at 03-2698 7351.

Advertise with us! Email to for advertising opportunities

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