From The Desk Of The Executive Director

April kicked off with a quick visit to AMCHAM  by our Malaysian Ambassador to the U.S.; H.E. Ambassador Zulhasan Rafique met with AMCHAM’s Board and discussed areas that he is working on in the U.S. especially around supporting Malaysian students and bringing that talent back to work at MNCs here and the need to continue to  build on what is a strong U.S.-Malaysian relationship.  

Meanwhile on the ground in Malaysia, AMCHAM continues its work with the Malaysian government with discussions on GST rules and guidelines and welcomes their collaborative outreach.  For Members who are still experiencing issues with the Foreign Exchange Administration Rule and Withholding Tax, please contact us at so that we can share pertinent aspects with you directly.  As the issues are quite complex and often unique to your business model we at AMCHAM, from the learnings from our engagement, will try and provide some answers.  

The upcoming month has a lot in store for Members and non-members. From a Cyber Security program on April 19 to a special Members’ Briefing scheduled for April 26.  On that same day we host our annual tribute to professional support staff. Support your staff and send these hard working men and women to an afternoon of learning, growing and fun for The Modern Administrative Professional & Secretaries- Please book now so you don’t miss out.  It was sold out last year!

AON’s Employer of the Year - don’t forget to sign up to participate in this year’s assessments! Click here to register, Deadline: April 21, 2017

I will be attending the APCAC Asia Pacific Business Summit in Guangzhou and look forward to any members who will be taking a look at the role and impact of South China on Asia - April 19-22- there is still time to book.

At AMCHAM we are also gearing up for our AGM in May so please ensure your invoices are paid so that you can participate (they were sent out in January). And, we are planning for the Washington Doorknock which we encourage members to participate and express the real business views directly to stakeholders in the Capitol.

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