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Issue #290 - 14 February 2022

Dear Badtrieshah,
Roundtable with Yang Berhormat (YB) Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Economy)
On 8th February 2022, the Chamber had the privilege of participating in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Economic Planning Unit (EPU). It served as a platform to contribute feedbacks, ideas and suggestions on the overview of Twelfth Malaysia Plan (12th MP) and key areas for public-private partnerships.

The Chamber was represented by Abrar A. Anwar, Chairman and Jennifer Lopez, Chief Executive Officer alongside 15 Sterling Members representing various industries; Aerospace & Defence, Education, Energy, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, and Healthcare to list a few - and colleagues from the Executive Office.

The Chamber would like to emphasise its commitment to playing its role as a facilitator and catalyst to such important engagements and are open to facilitate for councils, committees or working groups to bring matters forward in the interest of our member - and we call upon our members to join us at such engagements.

Lastly, we would like to thank the 15 Sterling members for actively participating in the roundtable and we look forward to the next one!
Visit to Members' Office - Quartzelec Sdn Bhd
On 7th February 2022, the Chamber team visited the office of our member, Quartzelec Sdn Bhd in Shah Alam to engage for a catch-up session. The Chamber was represented by Jennifer Lopez, Chief Executive Officer and Roufizah Razali, Senior Manager Membership & Strategic Partnerships and were hosted by Matt Brown, Director & General Manager of Quartzelec Sdn Bhd. 

Quartzelec Sdn Bhd:
Quartzelec Sdn Bhd is wholly owned company of Quartzelec Ltd of the UK, an electrical engineering company providing design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance solutions for various sectors in the UK and internationally.

Quartzelec Sdn Bhd offers expertise of high voltage electricity supply equipment, rotating electrical machines and electrical and instrumentation solutions for heavy industry, power generation, water treatment, petrochemicals and rail transport. 

We wish Quartzelec the very best in their ambitious expansion programme to meet growing local demands and look forward to supporting you as our esteemed member.
BMCC Executives attend Selangor State Chinese New Year Dinner 2022
On 8th February 2022, the Chamber was invited to attend the Selangor State Chinese New Year Dinner 2022 organised by Invest Selangor at Sheraton Hotel, Petaling Jaya.

It was a fun-filled evening, where we also had the opportunity for a photo-op with YAB Dato' Seri Amirudin Shari, the Chief Minister of Selangor and YB Dato' Teng Chang Kim, Selangor State Executive Councilor for Industry & Trade.

Representing BMCC were Dr Sanjeev Panchal, Country President of AstraZeneca and BMCC Board member, Jennifer Lopez, CEO, Roufizah Razali, Senior Manager Membership & Strategic Partnerships, Daniel Lee, Manager Public Affairs & Government Relations and Mizan Mazlan, Manager Marketing & Communications.
BMCC Webinar | SME Financing: Emerging from Covid-19 Pandemic, and Beyond
Calling all SMEs!

In collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, we are organising a webinar on SME Financing: Emerging from Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond.

Learn and strategise your way in addressing the impacts of post-pandemic with insights and key talking points from a distinguished panel of speakers - with expertise from your peers, the industry and government.

Date: 24th February 2022, Thursday
Time: 3:00pm - 4.30pm
Register Now
Department for International Trade (DIT) | Virtual UK Smart Cities Mission to Malaysia 2022
The United Kingdom is recognised as one of the global leaders in smart cities development, with its renowned technological expertise and advanced solutions. UK smart cities strengths lie across a board spectrum, from design, engineering, and consulting to internationally recognised standards.

BMCC is delighted to be a strategic partner to a 3-day Virtual UK Smart Cities Mission to Malaysia, organised by Department for International Trade UK in Kuala Lumpur, to increase awareness and share on UK Smart Cities expertise and experiences by showcasing successful implementations of smart cities solutions.

Date: 22 - 24 February 2022, Tuesday - Thursday
Time: 8:00am - 11:00am (GMT) / 4:00pm - 7:00pm (MYT)
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Jonathan L. Pan | Vice President & General Manager, Malaysia GSK Pharmaceutical Sdn Bhd
Dr. Jonathan Pan is the Vice President and General Manager of Malaysia and Brunei respectively for GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical (GSK). Jonathan is a proud graduate of University of Michigan earning his PhD in cellular and molecular biology and an MBA in management.

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical (GSK) is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. Its broad product portfolio spans pharmaceutical products, vaccines, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, oral care products and nutritional health drinks.

In this interview, Jonathan shares his experience on maintaining the business during pandemic - one of it is adapting to hybrid ways of working. For him, the top value of becoming a BMCC member is that he can expand his professional network with various industry leaders and government agencies.
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Updated SOPs for COVID-19 Positive Individuals and Close Contacts According to Vaccination Status
The Ministry of Health provided an updated SOP for COVID-19 Positive Individuals and Close Contacts according to vaccination status specifically on self-testing procedures and requirements for close contacts based on symptoms experienced by the close contact individuals. Refer to the infographic for detailed information.

Infographic here.
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UK Government Removes Testing Requirement for Fully Vaccinated Individuals
The UK Government made the following announcement on 11th February 2022 with the following SOPs:

  • From 4am on 11 February, all testing requirements removed for eligible fully vaccinated arrivals and only a simplified passenger locator form needed, ahead of half term
  • Arrivals who do not qualify as fully vaccinated will only need to take a pre-departure test and a PCR test on or before day 2 after they arrive in the UK
  • Changes come as children aged 12 to 15 in England can now prove their vaccination status or proof of prior infection for outbound travel with the digital NHS COVID Pass
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Charterhouse Malaysia | Open Admission for A Level & IGCSE
Charterhouse Malaysia is one of the original seven British Public schools with 400 years of heritage. Admissions are now open for A Level and IGCSE students - with a special promotion for the new intake in August 2022.

New enrolments are entitled for the following benefits:
  • 100% off the Application Fee*
  • 50% off Registration Fee*
  • 30% off the Annual Tuition Fee*
  • RM5000 Security Deposit*

Contact: +60327025270
*Term & conditions apply.
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International SOS | Work From Wherever Series
COVID has afforded organisations the opportunity to consider what is a healthy work environment. A recent Gartner study found the decisions leaders make today will have a direct impact on employee engagement, attraction and retention. It found it’s not enough to think about engagement strategies; employers need to position support strategies that meet employees where they are as they manage their personal and professional lives.

Join this two-part webinar series where health, wellbeing, security and mobility experts debate and outline strategies to support:

  1. Hybrid working.
  2. Working from home or remotely.
  3. People who have travelled home to visit family and friends and are still working.
  4. Domestic employees hired to deliver on overseas projects.

Part 1: Focus on Hybrid Working, 17th February 2022
Part 2: Focus on Mental Health, 24th February 2022
Register Now
Marlborough College Malaysia | Open Day
Marlborough College Malaysia would like to invite you to their Admissions Open Morning on the following date and time.

Date: 26th March 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 08:30am - 12:00pm

Discover the benefits of a Marlborough College Malaysia education:

  • In the top 100 schools globally - Spear's Schools Index 2021
  • "Asia's only authentic British Boarding School" Singapore Tatler
  • Top 2% of IB Schools Worldwide
  • Award-winning boarding care
  • Purpose built 90 acre site that includes an organic farm, golf driving range and water sports lake.
  • Lifelong membership to the global Old Marlburian network.
Register Now
International School @ ParkCity | Special Offer for New Registration

The International School @ ParkCity provides a world-class education for students aged 3 to 18 years old in the award-winning township of Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur.

We are delighted to share with our member the wonderful news that International School @ ParkCity are currently offering up to 100% Registration Fee waiver for new student registrations. They are also offering a 50% reduction on our Termly Fees at the Early Years Centre!
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Shangri-La | Business Travel Programme
We are happy to share the Shangri-La Business Travel Programme, and would encourage you to sign up and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Wi-Fi access in all hotel rooms, public areas and limousines for complete connectivity.
  • Exclusive amenities including their coffee / tea-making facilities in all guestrooms and access to Health Club facilities to provide travellers with the conveniences of home.

Booking Instructions:
  • Please visit or Download their mobile app at:
  • Enter the reservation requirements and Promotion Code: CP_BTP_BRITIS1091-22
  • In the box Select Code Type, please select “Promotion”
  • In the box Enter Code, please enter the Promotion Code above
  • To amend an existing reservation, please visit https://www.shangri-la.com/shangrila/reservations/anondetails/ or make changes via the mobile app
  • Please note that business travel rates are not available for bookings made by phone reservation
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Tay & Partners | Competition Case Update on the Federal Court Decision in MAS/AirAsia v MyCC
Last November, Tay & Partners wrote an update on some of the important principles laid down by the Court of Appeal in its written judgment in favor of airlines, AirAsia and MAS. Following the decision of the Court of Appeal, Malaysia Competition Commission (“MyCC”) subsequently filed an application for leave to appeal to the Federal Court.

Following up from that, read up on the latest update to the case.
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Chartered Management Institute (CMI) | What does being part of the CMI community mean?
Kishenjeet Dhillon of MCMI reflects on how being part of a like-minded community creates better managers, more diverse, inclusive and sustainable organisations – and a better tomorrow.
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