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Travel Policy (amended 23 Feb 2020)

Dear Colleagues,

I appreciate your efforts to continue to monitor and plan for the impacts of Covid-19 (coronavirus). The virus is highly contagious and has spread to many countries. Increased attention on personal hygiene (regular hand washing, avoid touching your face and use of hand sanitizer) while avoiding crowded places are effective in preventing the spread of the virus.

We will continue with the temperature screen in our offices, and require travel declarations for visitors. We will also continue to encourage video conferences over face to face visits from guests who are based in the Watch Listed Locations, and turn away visitors who have been in Mainland China in the past 14 days or show respiratory symptoms or a fever.

As facts emerge, we will adjust our travel policies to protect our staffs. Our amended policy is as follows:

Travel Policy (amended 23Feb2020)

*Quarantine Location: Mainland China *Watch List Location: Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Japan and South Korea (new)

(1) no business travels to any of Quarantine and Watch List Locations
(2) no personal travel to Quarantine Location. Any emergency travel must receive approval from Martin Appel or myself, and is likely to result in a 14-day quarantine period upon return
(3) you are strongly advised to refrain from personal travel to Watch List Locations to avoid taking this personal risk to yourself, your family and your colleagues.
(4) should travel to one of these Watch List Locations be unavoidable, please seek approval from Martin Appel or myself to discuss the specific circumstances prior to your trip.
(5) Guideline for such travels:
a. Wear a mask while travelling (in airport and airplanes) and if in unavoidable public places
b. Avoid crowded places
c. Avoid contact with anyone who has been to Mainland China in the past 14 days
d. Avoid contact with people with fever, respiratory ailments (coughing, wheezing etc)
e. Follow good hand washing protocol (regular washing with soap, sanitizing)
f. At any sign of symptoms, (fever, respiratory) seek medical advice immediately.
g. Upon the first 14 days of your return, you should carefully monitor your health and if any symptoms occur, you are advised to see medical professional.

We appreciate that with the Thingyan holidays coming up, many people will be planning travel to one of these countries. Please think again. Nothing can be more important than your health and the health of your family and colleagues. We know that no one wants to get this virus, and no one wants to be a carrier – so we all need to make adjustments to reduce this risk.

The first and most important step is to educate yourself and your families! Please be responsible and take care.

Melvyn Pun
Chief Executive Officer

Launching New Employee Identity System

Dear all,

Please be advised that new employee identity system will starting this week. And this is what you will need to do before 19th Jun 2019:

  1. You will receive an email from with a default password  
  2. You need to go to the Password Portal to create a preferred password before 19th Jun 2019.

On 20th Jun 2019, your account will be migrated to the new system. After this date, your new preferred password will be used for your email and the Wifi at the Campus.

After this, you can change your password at the Password Portal as needed.  

Please find the how to guide here

Helpdesk will be on standby support throughout the activity. Please continue to reach us via 

Enhancing & optimizing the network infrastructure

Dear ALL,

Please be advised that the network will be unavailable from 18:00PM May 24th, 2019 to 06:00AM May 25th, 2019 AND 18:00PM May 25th, 2019 to 06:00AM May 26th, 2019  This period of downtime will be scheduled for enhancing & optimizing the network infrastructure.

Since this is restructuring the network equipment, all the services in the campus will be impacted as follows:

  • Internet, file servers, application, ERP, SSL VPN access of the Campus and Pun Hlaing Estate Management office.
  • Connection access from F&B (LS, AA, KFC) and Volkswagen office to HQ (The Campus).
  • Door access, CCTV, IP Phone access

We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause. Kindly (ext. 8911) of any concerns that you may have about the planned outage.

Group Technology