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As we activate our business continuity plans during this Movement Control Order, the BMCC will be keeping you updated on the latest on COVID-19 developments, including Government initiatives and the sharing of knowledge and best practices from our members.

NOTICE: In accordance with the Malaysian Prime Minister's announcement for a Movement Control Order (effective 18 March-28 April 2020), the BMCC Executive Office will be physically closed and all published BMCC events are also suspended until further notice. Nonetheless, please be assured that the BMCC will continue to operate and fulfil during this time, where possible, your membership benefits with us. Our team will be operating remotely from home, however we remain committed to continuing our communications and engagements with you via available technological conveniences. These include discussions on future planning, industry feedbacks and dialogues with Government agencies. You may contact us via mobile or email if you need to speak to any of us. For members who wish to meet, we would be happy to organise a meeting through video calling services. As always, we encourage everyone to heed preventive and general hygiene measures; making sure to follow the guidelines set by professional and regulatory agencies. From all of us, at the BMCC Office, stay home, stay strong.

 

 

 

The BMCC is compiling feedback on the impact of COVID-19 on your business activities and performance. These cover responses on (1) current/future impact on your business, (2) working from home and (3) any additional comments or suggestions you may have. We will relay the information gathered to relevant Government agencies in efforts to support our business community.

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The Ministry of Health, Malaysia is in urgent need of the following:

A. Cash Donations

Replenishment of essential items such as disposable personal protective equipment (PPE), reagent and others. The items will be distributed to and used by the front liners at all KKM facilities. Additional funds will be used to purchase medical equipment and medical drugs.

All cash contributions to be banked-in to 2-66016-0002347-5 (RHB Bank) under the name Sumbangan Perubatan KKM.

B. Volunteers

i. Deployment to KLIA and District Health Offices to assist for Health Ministry’s screenings and sampling of potential patients. Register here

ii. Deployment to KKM Hospitals to assist with Non Covid-19 and Covid-19 cases. Register here

Requirements for Application
• Must be a registered healthcare practitioner or has current attachment with a recognised medical institution.
• Healthy and has no history of serious illnesses.
• Agree for relocation.
• No history of traveling to affected countries/places or been in contact with those positive Covid-19 cases within 14 days prior to reporting for duty.
• Must seek approval from current employer, for both private and public practice.

C. Medical Equipment

Companies wishing to purchase and/or donate directly, please visit this link

D. IT Equipment for Crisis Preparedness & Response Centre (CPRC)

CPRC is in urgent in need of computers, wireless printers and related IT items for data entry, data management, information gathering, report writing and teleconferencing. The equipment will be used at the CPRC Medical, Medical Development Division, Ministry of Health, Level 7, Block E1, Presint 1, Putrajaya.

• Contact 03-88833111 or email at sumbangancovid19@moh.gov.my, for enquires related to A, B and C.
• Contact 03-88831400 or Dr Fadzil at 0102577957, for enquires related to D only

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THE LOST FOOD PROJECT
The Lost Food Project is a non-profit organisation that focuses on providing the needy with quality surplus food. They have 55 charities that are registered to receive weekly provisions from TLFP. This caters for approximately 6,668 beneficiaries.

A. Cash Donations

If you would like to make money contribution, you can donate to TLFP by scanning the QR codes here, or via bank transfer:

• Bank: Maybank
• Acc No: 5148 9706 8927
• Acc Name: The Lost Food Project

B. Dry Essential Goods

Alternatively, you can get involve with their Covid-19 Food Drive by donating dry essential goods. Alternatively, you can get involve with their Covid-19 Food Drive by donating dry essential goods. Click here for a list of items TLFP is looking for and here for Drop-Off details.

For further enquiries regarding the contribution, you could contact General Manager of TLFP, Syazwan at 017-6704232.

Southern Rock Seafood

Southern Rock Seafood (SRS) is doing their bit with Fish and Chips for frontliners in their hood. Help them help more frontliners! You can order and ask SRS to send food to frontliners - or simply support SRS by ordering takeaway or delivery from the restaurant here or call 012 209 6484. Roast Leg of Lamb as well as Bertha Roast Salmon now available on Easter Menu. You can also order treats from the Fishmonger here

Sunway Group commits RM34 million to combat Covid-19 

SUNWAY Group has announced a total commitment of more than RM 34 million to help Malaysia combat COVID-19. The commitment is expected to support at least 40,000 beneficiaries in total. Sunway Group founder and chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah said the aid is to help Malaysians who need it the most to tide over the difficult times. Cheah has also been appointed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia to serve on the Economic Action Council (EAC) which is a special task force to find ways to stimulate the economy; and to come up with short and medium term plans to ensure economic growth. The EAC is also instrumental in taking additional necessary actions for the delivery of the nation’s Economic Stimulus Package in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more

Standard Chartered Malaysia donates over half a million Ringgit to help front liners combat COVID-19

Standard Chartered Malaysia has committed to donate MYR500,000 to MERCY Malaysia via an initiative by The Association of Banks in Malaysia. MERCY Malaysia, in its COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan will channel these funds specifically for critical preparedness, readiness and response support actions for the Ministry of Health and the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre. Continue reading here

University of Malaya Medical Centre - COVID19 Fund

UMMC has received numerous request from the public to contribute to our COVID19 fund. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your generosity and welcome all donations.For cash donations or other forms, find out how you can contribute by clicking here

The Lost Food Project - Request for donation in light of Covid-19 Emergency

During Covid-19, our collections of food have been negatively impacted by the control movement order. In order to continue our work as a foodbank and providing to our most critical charities for food, we have launched an emergency appeal to corporates and the general public. Read request letter by TLFP General Manager  |  Watch Appeal Video  |  Click here for donation info

Supermax donates 1 million medical gloves to Covid-19 frontliners

Supermax Corporation Berhad (Supermax) has committed to donate one million pieces of nitrile powder-free medical gloves. They are to be distributed to Malaysian government hospitals, police stations and the healthcare industry’s first responders, to combat the Covid-19 outbreak in Malaysia. Continue reading here

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Reaches Out To The Community Through Food Aid

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is standing with the community during these difficult times by feeding and nourishing people in need in Kuala Lumpur, with its recent contribution totalling over 340kgs of surplus food. Continue reading here

HSBC Malaysia offers relief to Covid-19 affected customers

HSBC Malaysia is offering liquidity relief such as moratoriums and repayment flexibility to assist customers affected by the fallout from the Covid-19 coronavirus. It said on Thursday that for its wealth and personal banking customers facing temporary cashflow problems, the latter can apply for interest/profit-only payment and moratorium for up to six months. Continue reading here

1. National Security CouncilPress Release  |  List of Essential Items  |  FAQ on MCO
2. Ministry of Domestic Trade & Consumer AffairsFAQ & SME Support  |  Extended MCO Press Release
3. Ministry of International Trade & IndustryFAQ  |  Approval To Operate Additional Sectors Media Release  |  FAQ on Additional Sectors Allowed to Operate
4. Ministry of Agriculture
FAQ
5. Ministry of Human Resources:  FAQ 
6. Ministry of FinanceMedia Release  |  FAQ  |  BPN Application Guidelines & FAQ  |   CSR Tax Deduction  |  Port Machineries Duty & Tax Exemptions
7. Ministry of Transport: Media Release
8. Ministry of Defence: Second Phase of MCO
9. Ministry of Foreign Affairs: FAQ
10. Ministry of Home Affairs: FAQ
11. Ministry of Health: FAQ
12. Employee Provident Fund (PERKESO): FAQ  |  Application Form Guidelines  |  i-Lestari  |  Wage Subsidy Programme FAQ
13. Human Resource Development Fund: Levy Exemption FAQ
14. Bank Negara Malaysia: FAQ
15. Bar Council: Position Paper on MCO
16. Tenaga Nasional Berhad: Electricity Discounts Under Economic Stimulus Package
17. Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988: New Ruling on Movement of People Effective 1 April (here)
18. MYXPats Centre - Expatriate Services Division: Employment Pass & Professional Visit Pass FAQ  |   Resident Pass - Talent (RP-T) FAQ  |  Returning Expert Programme (REP) FAQ
19. Immigration Department Malaysia: Exemption of Special Pass for Foreigners in Malaysia Letter  |  Implementation Procedure for Land & Sea Checkpoints Letter  
20. Prime Minister's Office: PM Speech on Prihatin SME+
21. SME Corp: Contact Details for SME Relief Measures
22. Securities Commission Malaysia: Capital Market Operations & Relief Measures
23. National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA): FAQ for Quarantine Process
24. Department of Statistics Malaysia: Report of Special Survey on Effects on Economy & Individual


NOTICE: Always refer to official announcements by the National Security Council on matters related to the Movement Control Order and official FAQs issued by related Ministries and Agencies for clarifications. View all FAQs here. If you require urgent assistance or need any clarifications, please contact us at comms@bmcc.org.my

EY Malaysia: Tax Alert - IRB's Response to Movement Control (here)  |  Second Economic Stimulus Package 2020 (here)  |  The Resilient Enterprise - COVID19 Preparedness (here)
PwC Malaysia: TaXavvy (here)
Herbert Smith Freehills: Webinar Series "Is Force Majeure the answer to your coronavirus problems - Traps for the unwary" (here)
ZICO Law: Updates on Movement Control Order - Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations 2020 comes into effect (here)
Malaysia Airlines: COVID-19 Preventive Measures (here)
Sunway Medical Centre: Serving Our Patients As Usual (here)  |  Effective Tips on Working From Home (here)
International SOS: 12 Ways to stay PRODUCTIVE while working from home (here)  |  Webinar - "What's Next For Organisations" (here)
ICAEW: Coping with Coronavirus (here)
QS Enrolment: What students expect from Universities during the Coronavirus outbreak (here) 
Tay & Partners: Employment in Organisations (here)  |  Legal Implications (here) | World Economy, An Insolvency & Restructuring Perspective (here)  |  Has the Government's Prihatin Stimulus Package Accelerated Retrenchment? (here)  |  A Case for Compulsory Licensing (here)
CIMA: Exams Moved To Remote Testing (here)
Knight Frank: Logistics Sector, Silver Lining Behind The Global Pandemic (here)  |  Relief measures should target the survical of all businesses, not just SMEs (here)
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur: Stay Home and Let Us Bring The Flavours To You (here)
Mazars: Related Pronouncements: Executive Summary (here) |  Impact on Business Valuation (here)
QS: COVID-19 Updates & Resources (here)

Revisit Our Special COVID-19 Alerts