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BMCC Newsletter Issue #301 - 9 May 2022

Dear Badtrieshah,
Malaysian Government Relaxes SOPs in Transition towards Endemicity
On 1 April 2022, Malaysia entered the transition phase to endemic with the reopening of its international borders. With the reopening borders, Malaysia welcomes fully vaccinated travellers to enter the country without mandatory quarantine. And those not fully vaccinated or partial vaccinated are still allowed to enter country with minimal restrictions.

Reopening the country’s borders is part of the national move to transition into the endemic Phase. On 27 April 2022 further announcement were made by the Malaysian Government on new relaxed COVID-19 rules standard operating procedures (SOPs) which took effect on 1 May 2022. With these announcements, Malaysia is now fully opened for business and is on the road to economic recovery!

The full list of new requirements can be found here.
Jennifer Lopez CEO of the BMCC Live Interview with Astro Awani
Listen to Jennifer Lopez, CEO of the BMCC, as she discusses the UK-Malaysia business relations and the BMCC Business Excellence Awards 2022

Tune in to this exclusive conversation tonight Monday, 9 May 2022
at 10.30 pm on Astro Awani (CH 501) or Live TV astroawani.com
We are three weeks away from the BMCC's biggest event of the year – the BMCC Business Excellence Awards 2022 Gala Night. 

Book your tickets now to join us at this once-a-year high-profile event to remember filled with entertainment, exquisite dining and wholesome connections as we celebrate the success of the UK-Malaysia businesses.

Book Your Ticket Now!
Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs Conference
The BMCC, in collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, will be organising an Inspiring Women Entrepreneur Conference with a theme of

Successful women entrepreneurs will share their inspiring stories about their road to success, approaches taken to address multiple challenges especially during the pandemic and how they successfully turn obstacles into opportunities.


Wednesday, 14 June 2022
(2.30 pm - 5.30 pm)
Register Here
BMCC Member Engagement | Visit to YTL Corporation Berhad
The BMCC team recently had the opportunity to meet with the Executive Chairman of YTL Corporation Bhd, Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh, during the video recording session for the BMCC Business Excellence Awards.

We would like to thank Tan Sri for supporting the Chamber’s work in promoting and strengthening the UK-Malaysia Business Relations. We are proud to have YTL Corporation Berhad as a Sterling Member of the BMCC.

YTL Corporation Berhad is an integrated infrastructure developer with extensive international operations in countries including Malaysia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Japan and China.

The core businesses of the YTL Group comprise utilities, construction contracting, cement manufacturing, property development and investment, hotel development and management, e-commerce initiatives and internet-based education solutions and services.
BMCC Member Engagement | Live and Inspire
The BMCC team (Jennifer Lopez, CEO and Roufizah Razali, Senior Manager, Membership & Strategic Partnerships) recently visited the office of Live & Inspire for a catch up session and discussion on the social media creative content for the BMCC Business Excellence Awards 2022. The BMCC Team were hosted by Tim Fernandez, Founder and Managing Director, Rebecca Pereira, General Manager and Mei Xin, General Manager.

Live & Inspire Group of Companies work with people across the region to build brands and communities. Our work ranges from digital initiatives, brand development to community workshops and activities. Our clients hire us to enrich their brand presence and engage communities.
BMCC Member Engagement | International Delegation - Sannam S4 Courtesy Visit to BMCC Office
BMCC welcomed a visit from Sannam S4, represented by Haike Manning, Executive Director-Southeast Asia and Zoe Marlow, Director of Partnership Development who flew in from Vietnam and the UK. Also present was Kenny Choo, Senior Business Development Manager.

Our Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Lopez, Senior Manger Membership & Strategic Partnerships, Roufizah Razali and Daniel Lee, Public Affairs and Government Relations Manager hosted visitors where the Sannam team took the opportunity to share on their local presence in Malaysia of two years and their plans in Malaysia.

Sannam S4 is rapidly expanding into dynamic markets. Based on client demand, the Company is taking its unique support model into fast-growing, dynamic and complicated markets. They have developed their own international footprint and supported its client’s success worldwide including Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Brazil, USA, UAE, UK and others.
BMCC Member Engagement | Factory Tour by Linatex Rubber Products Sdn Bhd (Weir Minerals Malaysia)
BMCC team visited Sterling Member, Weir Minerals Malaysia/Linatex Rubber’s manufacturing site recently.

The BMCC Team were welcomed and given a tour of the site by Stephen Frendt, Managing Director, Sri Kanthan, Finance Director and Jeffery Victor, Head of Human Resource. The BMCC was represented by our Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Lopez, Senior Manger Membership & Strategic Partnerships, Roufizah Razali and Daniel Lee, Public Affairs and Government Relations Manager.

Linatex rubber products facility has been producing patented premium natural latex well over 90 years, utilising locally sourced materials to produce Linatex Premium Rubber throughout the world.
The Queen’s Platinum Celebrations | Jubilee Drinks
The BMCC is pleased to support The Malaysian British Society's Jubilee Drinks.

In conjunction with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Date: Thursday - Friday, 2 & 3 June 2022
Venue: The Crown, Bangsar

Seats are limited and we encourage everyone to be part of the celebrations through a night of networking and drinks.

For ticket, please email directly to secretary@TheMBS.my
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration | The Big Jubilee BBQ by The Royal Society of St George Malaysia
In celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Anniversary, join this fun filled day with your entire family.

Delicious BBQ, Cash Bar, exciting games, live entertainment and Raffle. There will be fun and games for all the family, including classic races like Egg & Spoon for young and old alike. For the youngsters, there are Pony Rides, Face Painting, a Magician, Balloon Artists and Clowns.

Date: Sunday, 5 June 2022
Time: 12.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Venue: Polo Pavilion and Field, Bukit Kiara Equestrian Centre
Book Now
Global Net Zero Action Summit (NZA 2022) | The Net Zero Playbook – Building Resilience, Accelerating Growth
The BMCC is pleased to be a supporting partner for the Global Net Zero Action Summit 2022 (NZA 2022).

The NZA2022 with the overarching theme

“The Net-Zero Playbook - Building Resilience, Accelerating Growth” -

aims to provide essential discussions on potential net-zero carbon roadmaps to address GHG emissions in companies, industries, and cities’ own operations and value chains.

Each session is designed to incite new ideas and provide valuable insights and guide policymakers and leaders in making informed decisions when developing climate-resilient policies and business models.

Date: Tuesday - Wednesday, 24 – 25 May 2022
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (GMT+8)
Platform: Online / Virtual

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MIDA | Invest Malaysia E-Newsletter - March 2022 Edition
This brand-new initiative by MIDA comes at an important juncture to reaffirm its commitment to position Malaysia as an ideal hub that is inclusive for companies and businesses to operate.

The e-newsletter looks to share on strategic messages as well as in-depth information on business trends and patterns, policies and regulations, technology advances and sustainable investment opportunities.
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Border passes to Thailand back in operation from May 5
Malaysia residents in Perlis, Kedah, North Perak, and Kelantan can now use the Malaysia-Thailand border pass to travel between the two nations, starting from 5 May 2022 - Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia announced on Facebook via a New Straits Times report.

Ruzaini Rais, Chairman of Perlis Border Relations and Cooperation Committee, shared that this travel initiative is part of a "relaxation" after Malaysia and Thailand "reached an agreement" to spur the economic recovery of both nations through travel. The Chairman also added in the report that travellers from Malaysia who would like to use the Malaysia-Thailand border pass have to apply through the Thailand Pass web portal 24 hours prior to their departure. Further, the then-approved travellers are only allowed to stay in Thailand for three days.

Azhar Ab Hamid, Director of the Kelantan Immigration Department, said that Malaysian residents can head to three immigration, customs, quarantine, and security (ICQS) centres in Rantau Panjang, Bukit Bunga, and Pengakalan Kubor, to start their commercial and social visits to Thailand.
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Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia | Paving a Path to Net Zero
Supporting the Paris Agreement goals on climate change to prevent the worst effects of global warming, Standard Chartered recently announced its ambitious new interim 2030 targets for the most carbon-intensive sectors and its methodology for a pathway to net zero by 2050.

The bank also aims to catalyse finance and partnerships to scale impact, capital and climate solutions to where they are needed most, including mobilising US$300bil in green and transition finance by 2030.

As Standard Chartered Malaysia chief executive officer and managing director Abrar Anwar said,"Companies that are responsible for the bulk of the world’s emissions are typically financed either by or through banks. With sustainability being a big part of the Bank’s focus, we are well-positioned to make the world a better, cleaner and safer place by minimising the negative impact of our financing and helping clients transition to a low carbon economy.

There is still much to be done but I am proud to share that we are catalysing finance and partnerships to scale impact, capital and climate solutions to where there are needed most, including mobilising USD300 billion in green and transition finance by 2030."
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Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia | Export Excellence Awards
Export Excellence Awards (EEA) 2022, is organised by Star Media Group Berhad (SMG) in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia for its third year to recognise Malaysia's top exporters.

The organisers invite Malaysian exporters to join the EEA 2022 launch & roadshow to gain insights and knowledge from industry experts.

Panel Discussion Highlights:
  • Trade and transport contributions to economic growth
  • Development and risks of trade financing
  • The future of global trade and transportation
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Knight Frank Malaysia | Joint venture with Property Hub Sdn Bhd
Knight Frank Malaysia, a leading global real estate services firm, recently announced a residential joint venture with Property Hub Sdn Bhd, a multi-award-winning real estate agency, comprising over 120 professionals across its Kuala Lumpur headquarters and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah branch.

Renowned as a boutique real estate agency punching well above its weight, Property Hub HQ, together with its Sabah operation are most notably winners of multiple MIEA awards (including Residential Real Estate Firm of the Year and State Real Estate Firm of the Year) for ten consecutive years, from 2012 to 2021. The joint venture with Property Hub coincides with Knight Frank Malaysia’s 20th anniversary in Malaysia and underscores Knight Frank’s global expansion strategy.

Property Hub will integrate with Knight Frank Malaysia’s residential operations, acting as the key element of the company’s residential agency network. A new management structure, complemented by future new hires will bring the joint venture in-line with Knight Frank’s global practices and to bolster the team.
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Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar (KTJ) International School | Carbon Neutral School by 2025
Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar (KTJ), an International School based in Negeri Sembilan, has made environmental sustainability a top priority. Championing sustainability has been set as one of their strategic goals, with a specific target of becoming a carbon neutral school by 2025.

KTJ's work and focus towards this goal is most evident in their recent certification from The Planet Mark. This was achieved by measuring the School's overall carbon footprint. KTJ is the only school in South East Asia to receive this certificate.
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The EIC Energy Market Intelligence (Asia Pacific) Sdn Bhd | EIC APAC Energy Conversations Conference (APEC2022)
EIC APAC Energy Conversations Conference (APEC2022) is the go-to-meeting place for energy executives to connect with leading energy players in the APAC region. The EIC bi-annual flagship networking conference is one of our major events in the region where it is expected to host more than 300 delegates from around the world.

APEC2022 is a great opportunity to establish business relationships. APEC 2022 brings together different industry stakeholders in energy supply chain and the region; comprising of government, operators, operators and other energy industry players in one event.

Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Time: 8.30 pm – 9.00 pm
Venue: British High Commissioner's Residence

Date: Thursday, 19 May 2022
Time: 8.30 am – 6.00 pm
Venue: Pullman Hotel and Residence Kuala Lumpur City Centre, KL
Register Now
UK and Japan set to rapidly accelerate defence and security ties with landmark agreement
Rate of UK dividend growth far outstripping wage increases, says report
- The Guardian
HSBC offers SLP-based financing to developer Jayyid 
- The Star
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