Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Working From Home Once More

On 20 October, the Malaysian government has announced that employees in the private and public sectors, at the management and supervisory levels, in areas under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will have to work from home once again. This comes after a recent surge in the number of...
Through the years, technological advancements in the medical device industry have emerged. The implementation of smart medical technology not only significantly increase surgery accuracy and efficiency, it also makes large medical devices less complicated and easier to use. Taiwan, an expert in machinery integration and automated production, is leading...
Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has recently announced a new initiative to help boost the nation’s economy amidst the post-Covid-19 recovery period. Under said initiative, the Market Development Grant (MDG) under the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) now has a value-added criteria to help SMEs...
MIDA: Malaysia remains a preferred investment destination The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) said Malaysia continues to be a preferred investment destination by the international business community despite the challenging global economic environment. MIDA added that Johor was one of the top recipients of the investments. MIDA’s Deputy chief executive officer...
Malaysia has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. The economy is facing new and oppressive challenges that threaten to ruin its business ecosystem. Despite this, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is confident that Malaysia continues to be a preferred investment destination by the international business community. Deputy chief...
Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the country’s 2021 budget will be centered on four main thrusts, including targeted support for economic vulnerable groups during the Covid-19 pandemic. He said many groups had been affected even though the government had provided various stimulus packages amounting to almost...
It has been announced that more than a third of Malaysia’s population will once again be placed under conditional movement restrictions as Covid-19 cases spiked following a recent outbreak from a state election. The conditional movement order (CMCO) for the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, and Selangor state...
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has urged the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to survive the Covid-19 situation. In a statement today, MEF president Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman said while employers are doing their best to retain staff through various means,...
All government services will remain operational throughout the implementation of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya from October 14 to 27. Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali said civil servants would adapt to a rotation system and work from...
Relatively speaking, Malaysia has been quite diligent in its efforts to crackdown of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Swift and effective measures has led to a reduced number of cases and a very low mortality rate from the pandemic. However, the economic cost of such measures were significant. Even now, as the...
Indonesia has invited Malaysian companies to cooperate in developing the halal products industry for the economic interests of both countries. Indonesia’s Deputy Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Minister Budi Arie Setiadi said Malaysia had extensive experience and involvement in the industry, while Indonesia had vast amounts of resources and materials,...
Global corporate confidence continued its slow but gradual improvement in August, according to the Worldcom Confidence Index (WCI), which uses a sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) tool to track the sentiments and engagement of C-Suite Executives at over 54,000 leading businesses around the world. While overall confidence in August was just...