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Issue #234 - 11 Jan 2021
Dear Evelyn,
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Malaysia imposes 14 day Movement Control Order beginning 12.01am on Wednesday, 13 January until Tuesday, 26 January 2021

"The situation today is indeed very alarming. Our healthcare system is under tremendous pressure...unprecedented situations call for unprecedented measures." - PM Muhyiddin Yassin

A 14-day lockdown (MCO) will be imposed in six states - Penang, Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malacca, Johor and Sabah - starting 13 January, to curb a surge in COVID-19 cases. 

CMCO will be imposed in Pahang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah, Terengganu and Kelantan. 

RMCO will be imposed in Perlis and Sarawak.

News article here.

Full text of PM's speech (in BM) here.

Please stay connected on BMCC's digital platforms: 
FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram, for further updates on the MCO and SOPs.
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COVID-19 Guide for Workplaces and Management of Confirmed/Unconfirmed Cases and Close Contacts

With the rising number of COVID-19 infections in the community, employers' continued vigilance in enforcing the relevant SOPs in the workplace is of utmost importance to ensure the safety of employees and help stem the spread of the virus.


COVID-19 guide for workplaces here.

Infection prevention and control measures for managing confirmed/unconfirmed cases here.

Management of close contacts of confirmed cases here.
 
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Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) outlines six strategic focuses to drive 2021 direction

The Ministry of Higher Education Ministry (MOHE) on 7 January 2021 outlined six strategic focuses to drive the ministry’s direction this year, including Empowering the Education Digitalisation Agenda. 

Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad urged all higher education institutions (IPT) to adjust their existing learning modules and assessment methods to suit the digital environment, and increase the capacity of their teaching staff, particularly in handling technology to achieve education digitalisation objectives, especially as 1.2 million students, including 130,000 international students could not participate in normal teaching and learning sessions during the pandemic period. 

The other five strategic focuses were Enhancing Strategic Collaboration Network, Strengthening Graduates Marketability, Driving Community Well-being, Promoting Institutional Excellence and Enlivening the Spirit of #KPTPrihatin.

News article here.

More details on the Malaysian Research & Education Network (MyREN), as mentioned in the news article, here
 
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One Stop Centre (OSC) for Business Travellers

Effective 2 October 2020, a One Stop Centre (OSC) has been set up by the Malaysian Government to ease the movement of business travellers by expediting the approval of their entry to do business in Malaysia.

The One Stop Centre is represented by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Immigration Department of Malaysia (IMI) to ensure the legitimacy and health status of business travellers before they enter into Malaysia.

An OSC Committee has been established to evaluate and approve two types of applications, namely Long Term Business Travellers and Short Term Business Travellers. 

MIDA media release here.
 
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Company Registration in CIMS of Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

Companies that have yet to register on MITI's database system, CIMS, are encouraged to do so here.
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UK Waste Management Companies: Invitation to Join the BMCC Meet the Buyer Programme

Are you a UK waste management company ready to export to Malaysia?

Join us at our upcoming virtual Meet the Buyer Programme, where you will stand a chance to pitch your technology to potential partners in Malaysia!

As part of the UK’s initiative to enhance its trade with the world, the BMCC (Official Delivery Partner for the DIT in Malaysia) is here to provide support in matching the right UK exporter with a potential importer from Malaysia.

Date: 22-23 February 2021
Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm (MY time) / 8.00am - 10.00am (UK time)

Register for the programme here.

For enquiries, please contact Hafiz@bmcc.org.my or call +603 2163 1784.
 
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BMCC in Conversation with His Excellency Charles Hay MVO, British High Commissioner to Malaysia

Join us for an exclusive digital conversation with HE Charles Hay MVO, British High Commissioner to Malaysia. Topics of conversation will include:
  • EU Exit update
  • Bilateral relations with Malaysia
  • Update on UK Government priorities for 2021

The webinar will include a Q&A session. Participants are encouraged to forward questions to events@bmcc.org.my prior to the webinar.

Date: 25 January 2021
Time: 4.00pm - 5.00pm (MY time)

Register here.
 
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Race to Zero Campaign

The BMCC is working with the British High Commission, Kuala Lumpur to encourage our members to commit to reaching Net Zero by 2050 by joining the RACE TO ZERO CAMPAIGN, in the run-up to the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention of Climate Change (COP26) to be jointly hosted by the UK and Italy in Glasgow in November.

Please contact Hafiz@bmcc.org.my by Friday, 15 January, if:
  1. Your organisation has already joined this global initiative; OR
  2. Your organisation is interested to know more about this campaign and keen to join.
We will also be forming an interest group on sustainability in 2021, as we would like to work together with our members to multiply the impact of our work to mitigate climate change, as COP 26 draws close. If your organisation is keen to join this interest group, please contact Hafiz too.
 
We look forward to your participation.
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The International School @ ParkCity Kuala Lumpur Online Open Day

We invite you to join our Online Open Day on 16 January 2021 via video conference.
 
The Online Open Day will start at 11.00am and will be led by Mr Jonathan Turner, Principal of ISP. He will be joined by the Head of Primary School, Miss Rebecca Findlay and Mr Simon Taylor, Head of Secondary School.
 
Register here.

 
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Celebrating 75 Great Years at the Alice Smith School

As the the first British international school in Malaysia and the only 'not for profit' British international school in Kuala Lumpur, the Alice Smith School is proud to celebrate 75 years of great success. We are passionate about the difference we make and proud of our excellent reputation in providing an outstanding and thriving all-round education based on the British curriculum for 3 to 18 year olds. 

In sharing our success, the Alice Smith School is offering 75% off enrolment fee and a one-off RM75 application fee for the first 75 families applying for September 2021 intake, applicable to all year groups.

Apply NOW and discover how your child will thrive in an innovative learning environment.
 
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Science Career Asia Talent & Business Connectivity for Challenging Times

The current COVID 19 is posing challenges to international companies in Malaysia. Many are cutting back on human resource and eliminating all training and internship programmes.

However, as gaining access and nurturing talents provides one of the ultimate competitive edges of business, neglecting them will make recovery more difficult and impede business growth.

Meanwhile, restriction in mobility and travel is constraining normal business engagements, hampering the bottom line.

Learn about our “International Internship Program” which is part of our larger project “Talent & Business Connectivity for Career Development” which serves to enhance talent and business connectivity and for sustainable human resource development.

We work with specially selected local universities and provide you with value added services to meet your needs at this challenging time.

Please feel free to contact wee@sciencecareer.asia / call +6016-6361734 (Ms Wee) for more information or register your interest here.
 
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International SOS Virtual Event |
Race to Recovery – Asia Health, Wellness and Security Conference 2021

Brought to you by the Asia Remote Health Committee, a chapter of the International SOS Foundation, we are pleased to kick off our eighth edition of the Asia Health, Wellness and Security Conference on 21 January 2021.

The 2021 conference series consists of 3 virtual events and master classes throughout 2021. Centred on the conference theme of Recovery, Resilience, Reinvention, the conference will navigate topics around employee health, wellness and security, and workforce resilience, targeting HSE, HR, BCP, Security and Medical professionals across various industries in Asia.

Our first virtual event, “Race to Recovery” on 21 January will feature Keynote Speaker, Prof Paul Tambyah, President-Elect of the US-based International Society of Infectious Diseases on the topic of “COVID-19 Vaccines : A Game Changer?”

Date: Thursday, 21 January 2021
Time: 10.00am - 11.30am (MY/SG time)

View agenda and register here.
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