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BMCC Newsletter Issue #337 - 23 January 2023
Dear Aiena Nuriena,
2023 New Year's Drinks with BMCC.
We had a spectacular night with our members and friends during our 2023 New Year’s Drinks on 17th January. BMCC's Chairman, Mark Arthun, gave the evening's opening address, expressing the Chamber's aspirations for the coming year and emphasising the value of collaboration between the BMCC and its members. Guests were also invited to save the date for our next mega event, the Business Excellence Awards and 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner.
Mark your calendar for 8th June 2023 and we’ll see you at the St Regis Hotel Kuala Lumpur!
Datuk Yuslina Yunus, the Executive Vice President of SP Setia, our venue sponsor, gave our guests a warm welcome address.

The BMCC would like to express our gratitude to the SP Setia team for their hospitality and support in hosting our New Year's Drink 2023 at the lovely Setia International Centre in KL Eco City.

The presence of HE Charles Hay MVO, the British High Commissioner to Malaysia, added to the event's splendour. His Excellency who gave the toast for the evening was joined happily by our guests, to cheer to a successful 2023.

We hope that all your new year's goals will be achieved and that 2023 will bring everyone much joy and success.

We would like to thank all our guests for joining us to ring in the New Year with the Chamber and spending the evening networking with fellow members.

For more pictures, please visit BMCC's Facebook page.
Members Engagement | Michael Page.
We were delighted to spend an afternoon recently with our Sterling member, Michael Page Malaysia. The BMCC’s team were welcomed by Paul Cooper, Michael Page’s Senior Managing Director, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Customer Partnerships APAC, and Nic Chambers, the Managing Director, Malaysia. The BMCC’s team was represented by our CEO, Jennifer Lopez; and Senior Manager Membership & Strategic Partnerships, Roufizah Razali.

Michael Page is a renowned company specialising in recruitment services for professionals at middle management to leadership levels and highly specialised technical positions. We are proud to have them as our members and look forward to continuing to support them in the future.

We are grateful to Paul Cooper and Nic Chambers for providing a warm welcome and leading such an engaging discussion session with our team.
Members Engagement | Sunway Medical Centre.
The BMCC team recently had the chance to meet with one of our Sterling members, Sunway Medical Centre. As one of the top private tertiary medical care facilities in the nation, Sunway Medical Centre is a member we are always proud to have.

The BMCC's team consisted of our CEO, Jennifer Lopez; Senior Manager Membership & Strategic Partnerships, Roufizah Razali, and Senior Manager Public Affairs and Government Relations, Daniel Lee, were delighted to visit them at their office at Sunway City. They were welcomed by Sunway Medical Centre’s CEO, Dr Seow Vei Ken; Director, Business Development, Branding & Communications, Tan Mei Shin; Assistant Director, Corporate Communications, Angela Tay; and Assistant Manager, Business Development, Strategic Market Development, Hezrie Musa.

We appreciate the gracious hospitality extended by Dr Seow Vei Ken and the Sunway Medical Centre's team and look forward to collaborating and supporting them in the future.
Members Engagement | Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
We were thrilled to have met with Pavilion Hotel KL, who just recently joined the Chamber as our member. The lunch meeting was exceptional, as our team was served scrumptious selections of food from the Horizon Grill, located on the 58th floor of the Banyan Tree, Kuala Lumpur. The Horizon Grill presents a magnificent view of the KL Skyline for its patrons.

The BMCC team was represented by our CEO, Jennifer Lopez; Senior Manager Membership & Strategic Partnerships, Roufizah Razali; Senior Manager Events, Karen Dass; and Manager for Business Development (Membership), Shaayla Jayabhalan.

Our team was welcomed by Rudy Oretti, the Pavilion Hotel KL’s General Manager; Director of Sales and Marketing, Sheeren Chow; and Director of Corporate Sales, April Wang.

We thank Pavilion Hotel KL for the warm hospitality and are excited to support them towards this amazing year ahead.
Meet Our New Sterling Member, Subsea 7 Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd.
BMCC welcomes back Subsea 7 Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd, as our Sterling member!

Subsea 7 Asia Pacific is a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the energy industry. They are present in all the major oil-producing areas around the world in Africa, Asia Pacific, Brazil, North America and the North Sea. Subsea 7 made offshore energy transition possible through the continuous evolution of lower-carbon oil and gas and by enabling the growth of renewables and emerging energy.
Owen Mumford Sdn Bhd.
Owen Mumford is a global industry leader in medical device design and manufacturing. They create ground-breaking medical goods under their own Owen Mumford brands and unique device solutions for the world's top pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies. Using its extensive research, design, and manufacturing capabilities, the company has created world-class medical devices that its customers use globally. 

Recently, the Human Resource Development Corporation Prize was awarded to Owen Mumford Malaysia. The award was given during the 2022 HRD Awards Gala Dinner by HRD Corp Malaysia. The HRD Awards seek to recognise businesses registered with HRD Corp that are actively engaged in national and organisational human resource development.

The BMCC congratulates and commends them, especially their committed HR professionals on this accomplishment and is honoured to have Owen Mumford as our Sterling member.

Photo credit: ’s Facebook Page.
Malaysia’s Trade Performance for 2022 Showed Fastest Growth, According to MITI.
Malaysia's trade soared to unprecedented rises in 2022, establishing a new record for trade, exports, and imports. This is a favourable indication that the nation's trade performance is on an upward track, bolstered by robust commodity prices and rising external demand. Trade reached RM2 trillion for the second year in a row and saw its fastest growth since 1994. Exports surpassed the 2025 prediction for the Twelfth Malaysia Plan by 24%, three years earlier than the objective, reaching RM1.552 trillion. Meanwhile, imports reached a new record by going above RM1 trillion for the first time. For the 25th year running since 1998, a trade surplus was recorded.

Exports from the manufacturing, agriculture and mining sectors registered an all-time high with double-digit growth. This resilient growth was driven by robust exports of electrical and electronic (E&E) products, petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG), palm oil and palm oil-based agriculture products, crude petroleum as well as machinery, equipment and parts with each product recording more than RM10 billion increase with double-digit growth. All these products also posted the highest export value ever except crude petroleum.

Read more here.
Hiring of Foreign Workers in Five Critical Sectors will be Speed Up.
Minister of Human Resources, V. Sivakumar stated that the government is implementing a plan to make it easier and faster to employ foreign workers in five important industries and sub-sectors. The manufacturing, construction, plantation, agricultural, and services (restaurants only) sectors and sub-sectors are included in the reduction of requirements for hiring foreign workers, according to Sivakumar. Employers in these five sectors can now submit applications to hire foreign workers using the Foreign Worker Centralized Management System (FWCMS) portal under the FWe Approval Module.

Within three working days after the day the applications are received, the Ministry of Human Resources will process and approve applications for hiring foreign workers. For their applications to be considered under the plan, he advised employers to submit new applications through FWe Approval Module, for those who had submitted on the platform before 17 January.

Any further inquiries can be directed to the Migrant Worker Management Division of the Ministry of Human Resources at (03) 8885 2939/2940.

Read more here.
BSI Malaysia.
Over the years, BSI has developed expertise and shared best practices in the areas of environmental management, waste management, greenhouse gas emissions management, pollution management and many other sustainability areas.

to find out more on how BSI can help you achieve your sustainability goals.
Marlborough College Malaysia.
The Master of Marlborough College Malaysia extends a warm invitation to our KL Admissions Event on Tuesday 7th February from 12.00 noon - 2.00 pm.

MCM is proud to be listed in the leading 100 schools globally (Spears Index 2022). Coupled with international award-winning pastoral care and boarding within a 90-acre campus, MCM provides opportunities for your child to flourish in the classroom and beyond.

● Outstanding academic results
● Not for profit
● UK National Curriculum, IGCSE & IB Diploma
● Full co-curricular programme within the school day
● Lifelong membership of the worldwide Old Marlburian network

For more information or to register for this event, please click here.
KPJ Healthcare| Strong Alone, Unstoppable Together.
Did you know that cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable types of cancer?* The best way to identify cervical cancer early is to have regular screenings.

In conjunction with Cervical Cancer Awareness month this January, we aim to raise more awareness about cervical cancer and the importance of HPV vaccinations.

Visit your nearest KPJ Specialist Hospital to get your cervical cancer screening today. Click here to book an appointment.

#kpjcares #closethecaregap #cancerawareness
*Source: World Health Organization
KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific.
KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific and the Malaysia Global Business Council will be organising the Global Business Forum (GBF). The forum will be on the theme of Future Forward Malaysian Business, which entails a discussion on the new “Globalisation 2.0”, and showcasing Malaysia as a global player and international competitor.

Details are as follows:

  • Date: 23rd February 2023
  • Venue: Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

BMCC is delighted to extend the invitation to our members with Three Complimentary seats to attend the one-day forum. The seats are on a first come first serve basis.

Members who are interested can reach out to  before 2nd February 2023.
UK inflation eases for second month in sign peak has passed.
-The Star
MDEC targets RM49 bil worth of digital investments by 2025.
-The Edge Markets
Saifuddin: M'sia to replace current border authorities with single agency.
-New Straits Times
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