Issue #284 - 3 Jan 2022
Dear valued members,
A very Happy New Year 2022!
After a year of resumption and readjustment for businesses and now will be a time for us to pause and reflect on the successes and challenges we have experienced - and to look forward to the road ahead with renewed hope and determination. I wish everyone the very best in venturing forth into 2022.
Firstly, I would like to start off by expressing my appreciation to His Excellency Charles Hay, fellow board members, distinguished members, the executive office team as well as many other stakeholders– who has shown me great support and cooperation throughout my term as Chairman of this prestigious Chamber. My tenure as Chairman which began in August 2020 was overshadowed by the global pandemic but nonetheless - the Chamber continued to showcase true professionalism in playing a key role to serve our members’ needs. The Chamber appreciates and honours the trust placed by our members and we pledge to continue to serve with commitment and vigour in the coming years.
I am proud to acknowledge that the BMCC has come a long way in pivoting towards the digital sphere - demonstrating true qualities of agile, resiliency and adaptability whilst maintaining its relevancy by responding to members and presenting a better member proposition all round. The Chamber’s continuous efforts in organising virtual programmes & webinars, high-level engagement with government stakeholders, creating platforms for members to brand and profile as well as our work in trade services are well welcomed by our members – further cementing the Chamber’s role to act as an advocate and prominent voice of investor and business community in Malaysia.
Moreover, the Chamber managed to retain a significant majority of existing members from 2021 – further exemplifying the Chamber’s crucial role in the eyes of our members. The BMCC has proven its ability to be a pertinent resource and support for our members as well as to communicate and advocate on behalf of businesses – either small or large. I especially welcome feedbacks and suggestions from our members as the Chamber continues to seek for improvement in terms of creating the right value propositions.
With significant contribution and achievements, I believe that this year is a seminal year for the Chamber - as it looks to rejuvenate and refocus to meet the demands of our vibrant business community. Plans are in place to reviving the face-to-face networking events, strengthening of industry advocacy and government engagement, to continue providing platforms for branding and profiling as well as strengthening our trade services offerings. I truly believe the Chamber can play a momentous role assisting members in overcoming setbacks of the pandemic and fuelling the recovery process through high-level engagements and advocacy.
I am happy to share that the Chamber will look to push on after the success of Malaysia Climate Action Week in pledging to continue to raise awareness regarding the issue and implement climate-related initiatives throughout. Being at the forefront of this important agenda, the Chamber will seek to assist members in relevant climate-related goals and initiatives to accomplish.
On top of that, we can even look forward to the highly anticipated Business Excellence Awards this year, a grandeur event where the Chamber acknowledges the accomplishments and excellence of both British and Malaysian businesses. Moving forward as well, the Chamber will look to add more value by propagating networks and initiatives that align with members’ cause of interests – specifically in digitalisation, climate action, healthcare, diversity as well as the important role of SMEs.
With this, I am confident that the BMCC will continue to be resilient, adaptable and strengthen value in the interest of our members and UK- Malaysia businesses relations. Do stay connected with us for the latest happenings at BMCC by subscribing to our e-newsletter or through our social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Last but not least, a big thank you to all of you – members, valued partners and sponsors for your continued support.
On behalf of the BMCC Board of Directors and the Executive Office Team, I wish you a safe, successful, and rewarding 2022! I look forward to sharing a toast with you at our traditional New Year’s Drinks on 13 January.
Abrar A. Anwar
We would like to welcome IPMUDA
as our new member of BMCC. IPMUDA has evolved from being the premier supplier of customised building solutions to a sustainable high-performing organisation, involved in key growth sectors namely renewable energy, healthcare and trading.
Leveraging on its strong fundamentals, IPMUDA has expanded its stable of assets and operations to include renewable energy and healthcare through its solar and hydro plants as well as private healthcare facility.
|Green Hydrogen Asia Sdn Bhd|
We would like to welcome Green Hydrogen Asia as a new member of BMCC! We are enthusiastic to have you as part of BMCC and we look forward to working with your esteemed organisation.
Green Hydrogen Asia aims to provide Vertically Integrated solutions across the transport sector by generating, supplying, and distributing end-to-end renewable Green Hydrogen as an energy source in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific Region.
Here's to a bright New Year and a fond farewell to the old, here's to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold!
Join us for an intimate New Year's Drinks at Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. RSVP away and raise a toast to 2022 with the British High Commissioner to Malaysia, our Board of Directors and fellow members!
Date: 13 January 2022, Thursday
Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Venue: Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
|British Chambers of Commerce| New ChamberCustoms UK Import Tax Calculator|
British Chambers of Commerce is launching a new and useful tool which has been developed by the experts at ChamberCustoms and Exabler.
The UK import tax calculator is quick, easy and free to use and can work out the different rates of duty available to businesses when importing goods. Businesses can use our calculator to work out what needs to be paid to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
|Charterhouse Malaysia | IGCSE and A level Aug 2022 intake|
Charterhouse Malaysia is one of the original 7 British schools. Admissions are now open for A Level and IGCSE students. Scholarships available for A Levels, apply now until 31st January 2022.
Come and join our upcoming open day on Saturday, 15th January 2022. Meet our Leadership Team and discuss how our programme will make your child(ren) Future Ready, and enjoy a tour with our founding students.
Book your appointment now.
Contact us at:
+603 2702 5270
|Ernst & Young Global Limited | Insights from the EY Global Integrity Report 2022|
Join EY's webinar where they will share the key findings and insights from the latest EY Global Integrity Report 2022 - tunnel vision or the bigger picture? How a focus on enhanced governance can help reimagine corporate integrity.
Businesses must take action now to build an effective integrity agenda and manage challenges in today’s heightened risk landscape.
|Sunway University Accredited by Advance HE to Directly Award Fellowships to Staff|
Sunway University in Malaysia has had a staff development programme accredited by Advance HE. Their Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice (PCHE) has been developed to align with the Professional Standards Framework, as well as Malaysian Qualifications Agency requirements.
The programme’s accredited status means that participants of the programme can demonstrate they have met Descriptor 2 of the framework. Meeting Descriptor 2 of the PSF means academic staff can be recognised as Advance HE Fellows, an internationally recognised mark of high quality teaching and learning.
|Royal Selangor | Benevolence|
Ancient Chinese astronomy divides the constellations into four groups which correspond to the four cardinal directions. Each direction is assigned a mythological creature as guardian; the Azure Dragon of the east, Vermilion Phoenix of the south, White Tiger of the west and Black Tortoise of the north.
Each guardian represents a colour, a season of the year, time of day, and a natural element. Royal Selangor brings to life the celestial guardians from ancient Chinese mythology.
Benevolence presents the wonder and majesty of the Four Symbols, as interpreted by master sculptor, Xu Xiao Yong.
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|Tay & Partners | Contributes to Flood Relief Efforts in the Klang Valley|
In light of the devastation and loss that has affected so many families in the recent floods in Klang Valley and surrounding areas, Tay & Partners reached out in kind with emergency relief for flood victims. The firm partnered with The Lost Food Project to deliver over 100kg of food and basic necessities to flood-affected communities in Klang, Selangor.
The KL-based legal firm also raised funds and contributed to the post-flood relief and restoration of homes of staff that have been ravaged by the floods in Hulu Langat, Selangor.
|KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific | Sabah International Business and Economic Summit (SIBES)|
Our member, KSI in collaboration with the Sabah State Government is organising the Sabah International Business and Investment Summit on 17 & 18 January in Kota Kinabalu.
The event will bring stakeholders from the state government, private sector and civil society together to discuss and ideate the future of Sabah’s economy.
Complimentary seats are available for BMCC members.
|WWF-Malaysia | Nature's Role in the Economy: An Introduction to Natural Capital|
Capital Markets Malaysia, WWF-Malaysia, and the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur are excited to bring you “Nature’s Role in the Economy: An Introduction to Natural Capital” - the first in a series of four events introducing natural capital to Malaysian businesses.
In this session, Isabel Hoffmann from the Capitals Coalition will introduce the concept of natural capital and what it means for business. She will be followed by Michael Salvatico from S&P Global Sustainable1 who will share cases of companies that they have supported to map out their dependencies and impacts on natural capital, and the implications of these findings for their business activities.
Date: 20 January 2022, Thursday
|Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre | Reunion Dinner & Spring Festival Delivery Promotion|
Reunion Dinner & Spring Festival Prosperous Dishes delivered to your doorstep on 31st Jan and 15th Feb 2022. Early Bird Promotion! Order by 20th Jan and get 10% discount. Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre bring you joy and convenience this Chinese New Year Eve.
Order a sumptuous Reunion Dinner from our a la carte creations to enjoy with your loved ones or a prosperous Yee Sang or Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot for your friends and business partners.
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Englishman honoured for long-time service to UK-Malaysia relations
- New Straits Times
UK government urges all pregnant women to get immediate Covid jab
- The Guardian
ASEAN currencies, including ringgit, expected to perform well this year