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BMCC Newsletter Issue #392 - (19 February 2024)
Happening Weeks Ahead!
Save the dates and we'll see you soon
Dear Subscriber,

Time to make way for us in your calendar!

We're thrilled to announce a plethora of upcoming events in the weeks ahead!

Be a part of this incredible line-up of events — an ideal opportunity to broaden your knowledge and grow your professional network.

Stay updated with the latest events and announcements by visiting our  regularly.
28 Feb - WEBINAR | Solving the Tax Technology Puzzle of E-Invoicing with EY
on solving the tax technology puzzle of e-invoicing - In partnership with EY!

Tax administrations globally are undergoing rapid digitalisation. They are proactively engaging taxpayers before transactions, rather than relying solely on historical tax return data.
Date: 28 February 2024
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Register !
The EY Global Tax e-Invoicing Solution (GTES) is designed to meet the increasing demand for swift and tailored provision of invoices, transaction reports, and tax returns, aligning seamlessly with diverse tax administration requirements worldwide. 

Join EY experts for a webinar for a concise overview, updates, common considerations, and insights into GTES operations
4 Mar - BMCC Excellence Showcase Series: Showcasing UK Technologies in Energy Transition
To demonstrate BMCC's commitment to support the national energy transition agenda and build on the success of our Energy Forum last year, the chamber will be hosting the ''. The event, driven by the Energy Committee, will feature a sharing session with presentations from Mott MacDonald and Arup, highlighting their technology and expertise in energy transition areas.
Date: 4 March 2024
Time: 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Venue: Arup, Level 26, 1 Powerhouse, Persiaran Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya

Government representatives from various ministries and agencies, including the Ministry of Investment, Trade & Industry (MITI), Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Energy Transition & Water Transformation, and Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation, have been invited. Seats are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to BMCC members.

Secure your complimentary ticket by signing up !
5 Mar - Game, Set, Network with Ascaro
Let's take networking to the next level!

Hosted by Ascaro Padel & Social Club, this will be an adrenaline-filled evening of Padel competitions and productive conversation.

Date: 5 March 2024
Time: 6.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Venue: Ascaro Padel & Social Club
Level UR, Rooftop, 1 Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing), Central Park Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Open for registration soon, stay tuned!
7 Mar - BMCC International Women's Day Celebration
This year's IWD is themed 'Inspire Inclusion'. When we inspire others to understand and value women's inclusion, we forge a better world. And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there's a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment.

Collectively, let's forge a more inclusive world for women!

Date: 7 March 2024
Time: 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Venue: TBD

*By invitation only
7 Mar - Johor Super InterChamber Networking: Mix, Mingle, and Make a Difference
This Super InterChamber Networking Event is a collaboration between seven business Chambers – British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC), American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MGCC), Malaysian Dutch Business Council (MDBC), Malaysian French Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI France Malaysia), Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC), and Canadian Chamber of Chamber (CanCham)!
With members across these seven business Chambers gathering in one place, you’ll be able to make new connections, grow your network, and take your business to the next level, all while having a great time.

Date: 7 March 2024
Time: 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Venue: George & Dragon Cafe
No. 1 & 3, Jalan Glasiar, Taman Tasek, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor

Limited seats only. See you there!
BMCC’s Guide to the UK-Malaysia Education Excellence
Download Here!
Have you secured a copy?

This comprehensive resource is dedicated to contributing to Malaysia’s ambition as a global education hub.

It is meticulously designed to offer valuable insights and guidance for individuals aspiring to pursue education excellence through the UK-Malaysia connection.

Experience global education in Malaysia through the Guide, today!
BMCC Meeting with Professor Abhi at Sunway University
Last week, our CEO, Jennifer Lopez and Public Affairs & Government Relations Manager, Yoong Hau Wei caught up with Professor Abhimanyu Veerakumarasivam, Provost at the Sunway University Malaysia.

It was a productive meeting where they discussed plans for the BMCC Higher Education Committee, particularly on advocating policies in developing Malaysia as an international student hub.
We look forward to realising this to nurture local and international talent.

Are you a BMCC member interested in joining our Higher Education Committee? Contact  to know more!
BMCC Meeting with Kylie Colvin of the University of Nottingham Malaysia
Recently, our CEO, Jennifer Lopez, and Yoong Hau Wei, our Public Affairs & Government Relations Manager, met with the Chief Strategy and Operations Officer of the University of Nottingham Malaysia, Kylie Colvin
We explored potential collaborations between the chamber and our BMCC Higher Education Committee members. We can't wait to work with them to mentor university students and nurture local and international talent. 

Please contact to learn more about our Higher Education Committee. 
BMCC at KPJ Healthcare and Mayo Clinic Collaboration
Congratulations KPJ Healthcare!

Two KPJ specialist hospitals, KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital (KPJ DSH) and Damansara Specialist Hospital 2 (DSH2), were the first members from Malaysia to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network

BMCC's CEO, Jennifer Lopez and Communications and Public Relations Manager, Angelyn Ng were happy to celebrate this significant milestone between KPJ Healthcare and Mayo Clinic alongside KPJ's Dr. Nik Fawaz Nik Abdul Aziz, Chief Operating Officer, Group Allied & Retail; and Sharizul Baseri, Chief Risk Officer.

Read more about this partnership !
British High Commission Kuala Lumpur | CPTPP Deep Dive Series: Trade in Goods
Register here!
The United Kingdom (UK) signed up to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in July 2023, making history as the first new member to join this dynamic trade group since it was created.

Date: 6 March 2024
Time: 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Venue: Menara Binjai / Microsoft Teams

Join the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur to uncover how CPTPP is going to help UK businesses to trade goods with Malaysia more easily. This will include how CPTPP reduces tariffs, what businesses need to know about meeting rules of origin requirements, and how they can get goods tested more easily in the UK prior to export.
MITI Calls for Priority on Fair Wages and Middle-Class Sustainability in Trade Agenda
During the , Deputy Minister of the Malaysian (MITI), Liew Chin Tong, emphasised the necessity of a new trade agenda that focuses on fair wages for workers and sustains a robust middle class in both advanced and developing economies.

To read more about this, click
Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Approves Name Change to Ministry of Energy Transition and Water Transformation
The Ministry of Energy Transition and Public Utilities is now known as the Ministry of Energy Transition and Water Transformation or Petra.

The name change for the ministry was proposed by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, who is also its minister, and approved by the Cabinet in a meeting on Wednesday.

To read more on this, click
UK-ASEAN Business Council | Join the Online 2024 Forum!
I will Attend!
The annual UK-ASEAN Business Forum is the premier conference of the year that highlights significant opportunities for UK businesses in fast-growing Southeast Asia. Hosted by the UK-ASEAN Business Council, in collaboration with the ASEAN Business Advisory Council, the Department for Business and Trade and the UK Mission to ASEAN, the forum brings together key decision makers from the UK and ASEAN’s public and private sector to discuss the growing UK-ASEAN trading relationship, now at an all-time high of £49 billion.
Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is the Chair of ASEAN in 2024 and has adopted the theme ‘ASEAN: Enhancing Connectivity and Resilience’. In support of this theme, the UK-ASEAN Business Forum will discuss issues including Green Finance, Integrating and Connecting Economies and Digital ASEAN. The Forum will offer an unrivalled opportunity to better understand the business opportunities in Southeast Asia and explore how the UK public and private sector can work in partnership with ASEAN to further grow the trade and investment relationship.

The UK-ASEAN Business Forum will be held online on the morning of 26 March 2024.
  • Date: Tuesday 26th March 2024
  • Time: 09:00 – 12:30 GMT
  • Platform: Zoom Webinar
  • Programme and Speaker updates:

If you would like to attend, click  to register!
XCL Education | REAL Kids Preschool Open Day on 24 February
Discover the world of REAL Kids at their highly anticipated Open Day!

Are you curious about what makes REAL Kids stand out from other educational institutions?

What academic outcomes can you expect when your child studies at REAL Kids?

What benefits your child will gain upon graduating from REAL Kids?
Join REAL Kids Preschool at their Open Day and have all your questions answered!

Date: 24 February 2024 (Saturday)
Time: 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
Location: All REAL Kids centres (Except Salak South)

For more information, visit them !

Enrol your child NOW!
XCL Education | REAL Schools Shah Alam February Open Day
Attention parents seeking quality education at affordable prices! Visit REAL Schools Shah Alam this Open Day.

Date: Saturday, 24 Feb 2024
Time: 9.30 am to 1.30 pm

  • Speak to passionate educators.
  • Explore innovative curriculum and the wide range of extra-curricular activities we offer.
  • Find out about their unique leadership programme.
 to secure your spot.

For any inquiries, contact their Admission team at 010-378 9050 or via email at .

For any inquiries or information, feel free to contact their Admission team at 010-378 9050 or via email at 
XCL Education | Sri KDU International School Klang Campus Info Week
Experience the difference at Sri KDU International School, Klang! 

With over 25 modern facilities for students to enjoy, they 'Shape Future Leaders' through a holistic approach to learning.

Date: 26 February to 9 March 2024
Time: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
From a future-proof Digital Leadership Programme to an exciting international partnership programme, we pave the way for our students to achieve Top Academic Outcomes.

Unlock the doors to excellence with FREE Taster Classes for Early Years, Primary, and Secondary levels.

Hurry, limited slots available! TODAY!

Contact them NOW to learn more about the exciting educational experience at Sri KDU International School, Klang. 
The Alice Smith School Foundation | Join Their Annual Fundraiser on 8 March
The Alice Smith School Foundation is thrilled to announce its yearly fundraiser event. It will be an evening of delicious food, live performances by the students, and a focus on their mission of transforming lives through education.

Date: Friday, 8 March 2024
Time: 6.30 pm to 11.00 pm
Venue: Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

This year, their special guest-of-honour will be His Highness Crown Prince of Selangor, Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, a former student of Alice Smith School.
Booking for tables of ten is available for a special early bird discount. Please contact to find out more. Don’t wait because tables are sure to start filling up quickly for this fantastic event.

Visit the foundation page !
Visit the event page !
Click for more information!
Epsom College in Malaysia | A-Level Scholarship Open Day
Epsom College in Malaysia is Celebrating a Decade of Excellence!

In commemoration of its 10th Anniversary in 2024, Epsom College in Malaysia will be hosting an A-Level Scholarship Open Day on Saturday, 9 March. This event invites aspiring students to explore the transformative educational opportunities that extend beyond A-levels.
Take the first step towards a future of excellence and explore the A-Level offerings and university pathways offered at Epsom. Discover the possibilities, meet inspiring educators, and explore your path to success. Academic, sports, and music scholarships of up to 100% coverage are available*. 

Epsom’s A-Level Scholarship Open Day
Date: Saturday, 9 March 2024
Venue: Epsom College in Malaysia
Address: Persiaran Kolej, 71760 Bandar Baru Enstek, Negeri Sembilan

Discover the world-class British boarding school in Malaysia right at your fingertips! Join Epsom for an immersive day at their expansive 80-acre, state-of-the-art campus. Experience the safety and support of its boarding environment with complete facilities, conveniently located just a 15-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

“I think when you’re in an environment where people believe in you as much as my teachers have, it’s very hard not to thrive. To be in an environment like that is really helpful in terms of achieving goals.” - Cazra G., Epsom Class of 2022, Currently enrolled in the University of Cambridge. 

Epsom College in Malaysia | Be Electrified with "We Will Rock You" by their Senior School!
Get ready to rock like never before! In conjunction with Epsom College in Malaysia’s 10th Anniversary, the school will be hosting a Senior School production of “We Will Rock You” by the Year 9 to 12 students, an electrifying journey through the legendary hits of Queen.

Book your seats today!
From the anthemic 'We Are the Champions' to the iconic 'We Will Rock You,' experience the magic of Queen's timeless classics live on stage.

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled rock experience at the Epsom Theatre, where 594 seats await to cradle you in the ultimate experience!

Immerse yourself in the rebirth of the age of rock and secure your tickets now!
Marlborough College Malaysia Shortlisted for Tes Awards for International Schools 2024
Congratulations to Marlborough College Malaysia for being shortlisted as a finalist for the first ever Tes Awards for International Schools. These awards highlight the most outstanding schools and teachers the global education community has to offer.

The shortlisted finalists have been selected by a panel of expert judges including school leaders, experts, and education researchers.

After rigorous judgement from a strict set of criteria, it has been revealed that Marlborough College Malaysia has been shortlisted for the International School of the Year award and Staff Wellbeing Initiative of the Year award. 

The winners will be announced on 25 April 2024 !
Marlborough College Malaysia | Admissions Event on 24 Feb
Register here!
Visit Marlborough College Malaysia for their Open Day on Saturday 24 February 2024 and discover a world-renowned education at a global top 125 school with award-winning academic results, boarding, and pastoral care. Take a tour of the expansive 90-acre campus that includes a lake and organic farm.

Event: Admissions Open Morning
Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024
Time: 8.30 am - 12.00 pm
Marlborough College Malaysia | Singapore Admissions Event on 14 March
Register here!
Visit at for their Open Day on Thursday, 14 March 2024 and discover a world-renowned education at a global top 125 school with award-winning academic results, boarding, and pastoral care.

Event: Singapore Admissions Evening
Date: Thursday, 14 March 2024
Time: 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Venue: The British Club, Singapore

Visit their website !
Marlborough College Malaysia | Admissions Online Evening on 19 March
Register here!
Discover Marlborough College Malaysia online for their Open Day on Tuesday, 19 March 2024 and discover a world-renowned education at a global top 125 school with award-winning academic results, boarding, and pastoral care.

Event: Admissions Online Evening
Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2024
Time: 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm
Venue: Online

Visit their website !
Activpayroll | Happy One Year Anniversary!
Congratulations to our member Activpayroll on their one-year anniversary!

5 January 2024 marks the first anniversary since Andrew (Executive Director for APAC) and David (Chief People Officer) arrived in Malaysia to greet the latest additions to the Activpayroll team, who joined through acquisition in late 2022.
Subsequently, a multitude of new team members have joined their ranks as they underwent expansion, contributing to global initiatives and elevating the experience for both their customers and employees.

With their rapid growth, the need for an expanded workspace became evident, ensuring their teams have a work environment that instils genuine pride and belonging.

On 5 January, Manish (Regional Director - GSS) and Andrew had the honour of inaugurating their new Kuala Lumpur office, symbolising the unity of their expanding team. This space goes beyond being a mere office; it is a canvas for creativity and collaboration. More than just activpayroll's APAC Headquarters and Global Support Service Center (GSS), it stands as their hub for collaboration and innovation, a powerhouse driving their endeavours forward!

Visit them for more information!
EQ Hotel | Golden Phoenix CNY Promotion
Known historically as one of Kuala Lumpur's finest, most popular Chinese restaurants, Golden Phoenix was an institution renowned for its Cantonese and Szechuan fare. The glory of Golden Phoenix is recreated every Lunar New Year with a special pop-up event where the classic dishes live on a glorious showcase of its signature creations, as well as newly-minted dishes and flavours. Make sure you make your bookings early for this yearly, exclusive Golden Phoenix pop-up restaurant. 

Dates: 29 January to 24 February 2024
Time: Lunch - 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Dinner - 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm

For bookings and reservations, contact EQ's dining reservations team at +60 12 278 9239
IDP Malaysia | Study Abroad Exhibition in March 2024
This March, accomplish your goals with IDP Education, the world’s largest international student placement company!

IDP is back with more options for you to study abroad. You name it, they've got it!

Kickstart your plans to study abroad by joining them at the IDP Study Abroad Exhibition March 2024.

Learn more !
IGB International School | IGBIS Scholarships 2024/25
Life-changing opportunities with IGBIS! 

IGB International School (IGBIS) extended to provide full academic scholarships and outstanding achievement partial scholarships. 
  • IBDP & IBCP Full Academic Scholarships for Grades 11 & 12
  • Outstanding Achievement Partial Scholarships for Grades 6 - 11

The scholarship application closes on 29 February 2024.
Find out more at their . Be part of an educational journey that shapes futures and nurtures excellence at IGBIS! 

IGB International School having 35 student nationalities, with state-of-the-art facilities and 92% of expatriate IB experienced teachers, is the only complete 4 IB continuum programme in Malaysia.
JLL | Kew Bridge Rise Property Exchibition in Penang
Join JLL for the Kew Bridge Rise Exclusive Property Exhibition in Penang
Date: 2 & 3 March 2024
Time: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Venue: Forum 1 & 2, Level 1, G Hotel Kelawai Penang
Indulge in luxury living and seize incredible investment opportunities.
For more details, kindly contact Shu Ling at 011-33011394.
Open for registration !
Knight Frank Malaysia | Malaysia Commercial Real Estate Investment Sentiment Survey (CREISS) 2024
The findings of CREISS include a close look at key players’ sentiments on market performance, sub-sector investment activity and factors impacting the market.
Download the full report
Or get in touch with their team:
, Executive Director, Research & Consultancy

, Senior Manager, Research & Consultancy
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur | Dragon in Full Swing: Lunar New Year Celebration
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur welcomes you to a majestic celebration as the Year of the Dragon unfolds in full swing. From 10 January to 24 February, immerse yourself in the captivating Lunar New Year festivities, blending tradition and modernity in a symphony of cultural richness and gastronomic delights.

 and visit their for more about what they have to offer.

For further enquiries
email at or call +6 03 2032 2388.

For dining reservations and inquiries, please contact them at +603 2032 2388 or email enquiries email at
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur | February and Valentine's Day Promotions!
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur invites you to a captivating "Celebration of Love" this Valentine's season with curated experiences that promise lasting memories in the heart of the city. From opulent getaways to culinary delights and refined treats, the Valentine's Day selections are destined to make hearts flutter.

Stay Package: Romantic Suite Escape 
Elevate your Valentine's Day with our "Romantic Suite Escape" package, available from 9 to 18 February 2024. Indulge in luxury and romance in the Premier Selection Suite, featuring a delightful breakfast for two and a blissful 90-minute Spa Couple Treatment.

Book now to secure your enchanting getaway for further enquiries email or call +6 03 2032 2388.

Arthur’s Bar & Grill: A Culinary Celebration of Love 
Experience an exquisite 5-course culinary symphony at Arthur's Bar & Grill on 14 February 2024.
For an enchanting Valentine's Day dining experience, reserve your table now at Arthur's Bar & Grill. For inquiries and dining reservations, please contact them at +603 2032 2388 or email
Lobby Lounge: Strawberry Afternoon Delight 
Indulge your Valentine in an unforgettable celebration of love and flavour. at the Lobby Lounge with the exclusive Strawberry Afternoon Delight, available from 1 to 29 February 2024.
For dining reservations and inquiries, please contact them at +603 2032 2388 or email enquiries email at

Lemon Garden 2GO: Sweet treats for your Valentine 
Lemon Garden 2Go invites you to sweeten your Valentine's Day celebrations with an exquisite array of love-infused goodies, available from 1 to 14 February 2024. Crafted with love and using only the finest ingredients, our offerings, starting from RM78 nett, guarantee a delightful experience.

Available at . For further enquiries email or call +603 2074 3900. 
St. John's International Primary School | February Open Day (17 to 23 Feb)
welcomes you to embark on a journey of knowledge and exploration. Their doors are buzzing with excitement, and they invite you to be a part of this adventure of education.

St. John's doors are always open to help you discover the joys of learning and visualise the extraordinary journey for every student. 
Join them on this inspiring voyage toward a brighter and more empowered future, where every step is a step toward success! 
St. John's International Secondary School | February Open Day
Exploring possibilities and savouring experiences. Taster Day 2024, where curiosity meets opportunity.

designed this week to provide a glimpse into their school's offerings, allowing participants to explore and make informed decisions.
Meet their faculty and staff to ask questions and gain insights into the academic environment. Explore the facilities, labs, and classrooms with them.

Visit their campus on 17–24 February to enjoy our exclusive activities and get a sense of what day-to-day life is like at their institution.
Archer Bahari | Welcome to the team, Dr. Jonathan Di Rollo and Billy Nabill!
Archer Bahari is thrilled to announce the newest additions to our esteemed team at – Dr. Jonathan Di Rollo and Billy Nabill.

Their wealth of experience and expertise will undoubtedly enhance their ability to provide specialised support to education institutions throughout Southeast Asia.
Their combined skills and passion for the education sector make Dr. Di Rollo and Mr. Nabill invaluable assets to their team. We are confident that their contributions will significantly strengthen Archer Bahari's ability to serve the unique needs of educational organisations across Southeast Asia.

We are excited about the positive impact Dr. Jonathan Di Rollo and Billy Nabill will have on their mission to connect exceptional educators with educational institutions seeking to thrive and excel whilst offering the very best learning experience to their students.

Archer Bahari is recognised for providing talent attraction solutions to world-class organisations across the region for over 12 years. With the addition of two specialised Consultants for the Education Sector, they continue to deliver on their commitment to provide expertise to their clients.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Di Rollo and Mr. Nabill. We look forward to the exciting journey ahead and the continued success of Archer Bahari Executive Search.

For further information, please contact Archer Bahari at +603 2935 0044 or email /
Ascaro Padel & Social Club Malaysia | Sign Up Your Kids for Junior Easter Padel Camp
Introduce a new passion to your kids with Ascaro's Junior Easter Padel Camp - a 3-day event of Easter activities and Padel Coaching with Coach Justine and Coach Jorge.

April 1, 2, and 3
April 8, 9, and 10
April 15, 16, and 17
Time: 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
Age: 6 to 10 and 11 to 15 years old
Venue: ASCARO Padel & Social Club
Rooftop, Level UR, New Wing 1 Utama Shopping Center, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Fees are RM900 for 3 days or RM350 for 1 day per student; inclusive of food and drinks. 

Sign up by contacting +6012 338 4431

See you there!
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