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BMCC Newsletter Issue #329 - 21 November 2022

Dear Aiena Nuriena,
Richard Graham reappointed Trade Envoy to boost trade and investment with Indo-Pacific
Richard Graham MP has been reappointed by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as Trade Envoy to Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and ASEAN. Richard will be continuing the UK’s efforts to bolster regional trade and attract investment as the country's Trade Envoy.

The Malaysian British Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) extends its congratulations to Richard on his reappointment and looks forward to further initiatives to strengthen trade and investment between Malaysia and the UK.
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Johor Christmas Networking
Join BMCC for a Christmas networking event in Johor and make some new connections in the spirit of the season!

We can't wait to unwind and celebrate Christmas with our Members and friends after a long and successful year. As we prepare for a new year, seize this chance to make new connections.

Date: 7 December 2022
Time: 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm
Venue: Holiday Villa Hotel Johor Bahru City Centre

Register now, or for further information, please contact karendass@bmcc.org.my.
BMCC Christmas Networking Penang
Come celebrate with us at BMCC's Christmas in Penang as we usher in the holiday season!

Gather together and share some of your favourite memories from 2022. Dress in our theme colours of Green, Red, and White, and have a great time!

Date: 15 December 2022
Time: 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm
Venue: Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang

Seats are limited, so register today!

For further information, contact karendass@bmcc.org.my.
BMCC Annual Christmas Luncheon [SOLD OUT]
Thank you for your tremendous support for our Annual Corporate Christmas Luncheon!

Registration is now closed, and we look forward to seeing our Members and friends there.

Date: 9 December 2022
Time: 12.00 Noon to 2.30 pm
Venue: JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Mark your calendar and see you there!

For further inquiries, please contact karendass@bmcc.org.my.
Abrar Anwar's Farewell Dinner
November 15 2022, signifies the end of a legacy.

BMCC officially bids goodbye to Abrar Anwar after 5 years of excellent work, having served on the BMCC Board since 2017. Abrar has assumed previous roles as the Chamber’s Treasurer and following as the Deputy Chair. Abrar took over as Chairman of the BMCC in 2020. He has consistently backed and inspired the work of the BMCC's Executive Office to support its Members and advance the Chamber’s stated goal of fostering greater UK-Malaysian trade.
The BMCC was also honoured to present a token of appreciation to Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh and Amanda Powell who have stepped down from the Board of BMCC at the last AGM in June. BMCC extends its deepest gratitude for their immense contribution and guidance to the Chamber during their tenure as Board Members.

Your support and encouragement during the difficult and the good times were inseparable. We’ll share nothing but all the good memories of you here. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours!
BMCC - Santander Webinar | The Digital Transformation Journey in Malaysia
In collaboration with Santander UK, BMCC is delighted to organise this webinar on Malaysia's retail industry.

Focusing on Malaysian retail’s growth from the e-commerce perspective, the webinar will be presented by our speakers:

  • Sukh Nat, UK Head of Wholesale and Retail, Santander UK.
  • Phoebe Nonis, Senior Manager Trade Services, British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Stan Singh, Secretary General, Malaysian Retail Chain Association.
  • Kannan Rajaratnam, Regional Director – Payment & Customer Operations, Zalora Group.

For further information, please contact Vikkrama Kumaravale or Sukh Nat.
A British Musical Show - BIG MEN IN TOWN
BIG MEN IN TOWN - A Jersey Boys Tribute to the sensational Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons exquisite vocals and tight harmonies bring to life the rise and fall of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, we present a show that tells the chronological story behind the Jersey Boys sound.

BMCC is thrilled to support the Malaysia British Society in the production of this British musical show. It's an exclusive one-night royal charity gala performance with proceeds going to the TUANKU JA'AFAR EDUCATIONAL TRUST (TJET).

  • Date: Tuesday, 22nd November 2022
  • Time: 8.00 pm
  • Venue: ZEPP Kuala Lumpur

Special discount to all BMCC members!
Use the code and get 15% off: BMCC15.

BiSEA Live Webinar: The Future of Trade & Investment in ASEAN
Together with HMA Jon Lambe, the first dedicated UK Ambassador to ASEAN, this webinar will examine the growth potential for trade and investment in ASEAN, particularly in light of the global reopening following the pandemic. This session will provide an opportunity to discuss what the British private sector operating in ASEAN can expect from the region's continued integration.

  • HMA Jon Lambe, UK Ambassador to ASEAN.
  • Rino Donosepoetro, Chair of BritCham Indonesia, Vice Chairman, ASEAN & President Commissioner Indonesia of Standard Chartered Bank.
  • Ian Betts, BritCham Indonesia Board Member President Director of PT. Hill Konsultan Indonesia.

BMCC is pleased to support and welcome our Members to join us in this webinar.

Meet Our New Sterling Member Thenesh, Renga & Associates (TraTax).
Welcome to our new member, Thenesh, Renga & Associates (TraTax).

TraTax is a firm of independent tax advisors and the exclusive Malaysian member firm WTS global, a Tier 1 Global Tax Network.

International Tax Review has rated TraTax among the Top 10 in Malaysia for Transactional Taxation and among the Top 11 in Malaysia for Indirect Taxation. In Malaysia, TraTax is constantly acknowledged as World Tax's Recommended Firm.

The company works with a wide range of clients, including SMEs, Fortune 500 corporations, high-net-worth individuals, and expatriates. As a tax consulting company, TraTax offers transfer pricing, corporate tax advising, tax disputes, and other international tax services.
Meet Our New Member Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong.
BMCC welcomes our new member, Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong.

Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong is an internationally affiliated legal company with substantial transactional experience covering strategic investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and banking finance, among other areas.

The Firm's rapid expansion has resulted from its dedication to providing professional services of the highest caliber, combining technical excellence with commercial awareness and a pragmatic, value-creating approach.
KLIA Autogate System Extended to Long-Term Visit Pass Holders from 15 November
Foreigners with long-term visit passes are permitted to use the automated entry system (autogate) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) effective on 15 November 2022. Immigration Director General, Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Daud said the congestion at KLIA should be reduced by the expansion of the facility to international arrivals, which was previously only available to Malaysians. Long-term pass holders, including those who work and study in Malaysia, expatriates and participants in Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme are now allowed to use the autogate, he added.

The expansion of the autogate facility was implemented on a pilot basis from 16 September and it had been used by 1,910 Long-Term Pass holders entering Malaysia. Khairul also said the implementation of the autogate expansion is to improve management in the entry of foreigners into Malaysia, adding that it is expected to benefit more than 1.8 million foreigners.
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BSI Malaysia | ISO/IEC 27001 Transition Guide
The new standard is here. It’s time to implement the ISO/IEC 27001:2022 transition. Keep your infosec compliant and mitigate threats as we continue to navigate global digital evolution. Getting started is easy.

BSI is ready to help you understand the standard changes, their impact on your organisation and how to implement them, and the transitioning of your certification.
Download our helpful guide for more information.

Download the Transition Guide here.
International SOS Financial Services Roundtable
Join our International SOS roundtable exclusively for the banking and financial services sector, where our expert will explore increased health and security risk exposures surrounding natural or man-made disasters, mental health, infectious diseases, the evolving Duty of Care, and more. This roundtable will also consist of a simulation exercise workshop where you will gain actionable insights on uncovering gaps, areas of improvement and best practices when responding to an incident or crisis.

Register here.
St. John's International Secondary School Open Day (26th November 2022)
As the new year approaches, broaden your horizons, explore our programmes, and get the feel of our campus. Join us for our Open Day, and let us answer all your queries about the school and our academic programme. St. John’s International Secondary School unlocks the potential in every one of our young leaders and enables the students to flourish in a supportive environment.

Admissions are open for the 2023 intake! We welcome everyone to discover our school and embark on a new journey with us. Registration is open for Lower Secondary and IGCSE. Enrol now with us for a brighter tomorrow!
UK Will Spend Billions on Energy Efficiency to Cut Demand By 13%
Malaysia ranks among world's top offshore manufacturing hubs for medical devices, says report.
-The Edge
Malaysia IPO market increased 102pc due to investors' demand for good fundamental companies.
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