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Issue #298 - 11 April 2022

Dear Badtrieshah,
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Realigning Health and Wellbeing Priorities

As the focus now shifts towards post-Covid-19 recovery, it is instrumental for us to realign health and wellbeing priorities towards enhancing and ensuring resilience. The pandemic has highlighted our interdependence – with economic and social impacts affecting a country’s gross domestic product (GDP), bare stark weaknesses in the health care system and how society was hit with a disproportionate burden of infection, with reversal of the development gains we had a few years ago.

Imperatively the BMCC believes that in order to achieve a new normal - requires a coordinated, coherent and cohesive approach towards health and well-being. For that, the BMCC has taken an inclusive effort to kickstart the conversation on realigning health priorities through exclusive webinars with prominent individuals in the healthcare industry.

In terms of a collective approach to dealing with the pandemic, Malaysia has done a fairly good job in coming together as a nation, as stated by Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the Director General of Health Malaysia at the exclusive briefing of BMCC Government Dialogue Series entitled “Covid-19: Two Years on”. He elaborated that the nation has seen an impressive vaccination rate which has resulted in less severe implications and prevents hospitalisation or life risks within the communities – which subsequently has reduced the burden on the healthcare system, who can now focus on ensuring an adequate, efficient response to critical cases.

Further to that, Malaysia will undertake a medium to long-term reform of its healthcare system to ensure accessibility and coverage for the population – as stated by Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz in October last year. In agreement that there needs to be more spending on public healthcare, he also emphasised on the need for a policy shift towards incentivising health insurance and social protection schemes – an initiative which looks to improve the preparedness and capacity needs for any future shortcomings. As underlined by the World Bank, the post-pandemic period offers a once-in-a-generation chance for structural health-system change to deliver a robust healthcare for all through reforms and reassessments of priorities.

The need for realignment of health priorities is not only limited to the country level though, as shared by Jonathan L. Pan, the Vice President & General Manager of GSK Pharmaceuticals Malaysia at the BMCC CEO Insights Series entitled “Making Health a Priority” – the focus also includes taking into account the perspective of a company and an individual. He believes that companies can continue to thrive by adopting a positive approach to employee wellbeing through sharing of healthy habits and offering support.

The BMCC will look to continue highlighting the importance of health and well-being as the nation moves towards endemicity and would like to call upon distinguished members to share on their respective feedbacks on the matter. To be in touch, send your ideas and thoughts to info@bmcc.org.my
 
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Energy Outlook 2022 | Malaysia's Energy Transition Outlook
Last call for registration to the
Energy Outlook 2022!

Led by the BMCC Energy Committee, join this virtual forum which brings together industry players and policymakers to share and discuss on their collective net-zero ambitions and developments, as well as the drivers and challenges in guiding the national policy-making on the deployment of clean energy transition.

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Date: Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022
Time: 3.00 p.m - 4.45 p.m
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Recap on BMCC CEO Insights Series | Making Health a Priority
The BMCC had the honour of hosting a CEO Insights Series featuring Jonathan L. Pan, the Vice President and General Manager Malaysia of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Sdn Bhd. (GSK) where he shared his insights on the importance of health and well-being in the new normal - where he highlighted the significance of realigning health policy priorities to anchor on country, company and individual perspective.

The webinar was chaired by Jennifer Lopez, Chief Executive Officer of the BMCC. We would like to thank our speaker for his sharing and to the participants of the webinar. In case you missed out on the webinar, click the button below to watch it in our YouTube channel.
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BritCham Singapore | (Webinar) What You Need to Know to Help Decarbonise Your Organisation
The British Chamber of Commerce Singapore is organising a webinar entitled "What You Need to Know to Help Decarbonise Your Organisation" - where it will allow for businesses to focus on less carbon-intensive sources of energy and discuss the opportunities to enable mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from their operations.

Date: Thursday, Apr 14, 2022
Time: 4.30 p.m - 6.00 p.m
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Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur | Exclusive Rates & Discounts for BMCC Members!
Exclusively for BMCC Members!

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur is offering exclusive room rates & 20% discount on F&B and Spa for all BMCC members!

With floor-to-ceiling views of the city, pool or park, the Hotel’s airy, beautifully appointed rooms offer a refreshing getaway. Answer emails at the work desk, read on the window-side lounger or take a restful nap on the custom Four Seasons bed.

The Pool Garden-View Room features views of the tropical pool terrace, while the Premier Park-View Room overlooks the lush greenery of KLCC Park – ideal for some socially-distanced nature therapy.

For a true “home away from home” experience, reserve one of the stylish, light-filled suites. With separate sleeping, living and dining areas, these generously sized accommodations have the space and privacy that matter most for families.

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ABAC® | (Webinar) What You Must Do To Protect Your Organisation From Money Laundering Activities
Anti-money laundering legislation and regulations are strict and increasingly enforced and remaining in compliance through proper prevention controls is necessary. Countless businesses, large and small – from corporations to third-party contractors – have learned this lesson the hard way.

Joining this free webinar will give you an overview of practical and effective ways to complete training requirements while also keeping you up to date on anti-money laundering best practices, global sanctions, regulatory changes and more.

Limited to 50 seats, online registration is now open.

Date: Thursday, Apr 21, 2022
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Michael Page | Launch of Talent Trends 2022 Report, The Great X
Human capital is one of the most in demand natural resources on the planet and demand is outstripping supply, with many individuals placing increased importance on company culture, sense of purpose, and leadership ahead of the company brand and promotions today.

Join the virtual launch and have a first look at the Talent Trends 2022 report - The Great X.

Date: Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022
Time: 4.00 p.m - 5.15 p.m
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KPJ Healthcare Bhd | Health Tourism
In ensuring patient safety, KPJ Group of Hospitals have embarked on many initiatives to improve the Quality of Care to customers including the certification of Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH), which is internationally linked to the international Society in health care (ISQua).

For more information:

Email: medtourism@kpjhealth.com.my WhatsApp: +6019 324 3208
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UK firms report fastest growth in labour market since pre-pandemic

- The Guardian

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- Malaysia Kini
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