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Are you seeking answers to burning questions regarding e-invoicing and withholding tax on software payment?

We cordially invite you to join us for an enlightening session with PwC! 

Feel free to bring your questions, and we’ll  make every effort to answer them.

Date: 21 March  2024  (Thursday)
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Format: Virtual

Keegan Ong (Partner – Tax, PwC Malaysia)
Chee Chia Ling (Senior Manager – Tax, PwC Malaysia)

3:00 pm    Introduction
3:10 pm    Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Withholding Tax for Software Payments
3:40 pm    Embarking on E-invoicing: A Guide to Starting
4:25 pm    Closing Remarks
4:30 pm    End

New Council Line-Up 2023-2025


Dear All PIKOM Members,

PIKOM’s Annual General Meeting was held on the 12th of December 2023 at the PIKOM Hall.

As a result of that, we are pleased to announce that the following were elected to the Council for the stated term as per below;


PIKOM 37th AGM 2023 – New Council Line-Up






Ong Chin Seong

Powerware Systems Sdn Bhd

Council 2023/2024

Deputy Chairman

Alex Liew

Glocomp Systems (M) Sdn Bhd

Council 2023/2024


Alex Loh

Nera (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Council 2023/2024


Anthony Raja Devadoss

Agensi Pekerjaan Korn Ferry (M) Sdn Bhd

Council 2023/2024


Datuk Teoh Eng Kee

EKTECH Communications Sdn Bhd

Council 2023/2025


Catherine Lian

IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Council 2023/2025


Abdul Halim Lassim

HeiTech Padu Bhd

Council 2023/2025


Lee Cheung Loong

IP ServerOne Solutions Sdn Bhd

Council 2023/2025


Wing K Lee

YTL Communications Sdn Bhd

Council 2022/2024


Dato’ Dr Munirah Looi

Brandt Business Services Sdn Bhd

Council 2022/2024


Raymond Devadass

Daythree Business Services Sdn Bhd

Council 2022/2024


Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh

ADV Fusionex Sdn Bhd

Council 2022/2024

*Serving the second year of the term as Councillor.


For further inquiries, please contact: Ong Kian Yew, PIKOM CEO at

Thank you
PIKOM Secretariat



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 37thAnnual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association will be held as follows: 

Date & Time  :  Tuesday, 12 December 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
Venue            :  PIKOM Hall, E1, Empire Damansara, 
                         No.2 Jln PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana
                         47820 PJ Selangor

The overall programme is as follows:
Time                       Event
02:00 pm             : Registration
02:30 pm             : 37th AGM
04:00 pm             : End of AGM


  1. To confirm Minutes of the 36th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 5 December 2022
  2. To discuss any matters arising
  3. To receive and consider the Annual Report 2022/2023
  4. To receive the Audited Accounts and the Auditor’s Report for the Financial Year Ended 31 December 2022
  5. To appoint an Auditor for the Financial Year 2023
  6. To discuss any other matters
  7. To elect Councillors for 2023/2024 Council in accordance with Rule 14(c) & Rule 14(e)

Kindly submit any issues that you may wish to bring up at the 37th AGM in writing under item 6 (to discuss any other matters) of the agenda to the PIKOM Secretariat latest by Tuesday, 5 December 2023.

The closing date for acceptance of the nominations for the election of the Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer is Tuesday, 5 December 2023.

Attached herewith are:

  1. Draft Minutes of the 36th Annual General Meeting held on 5 December 2022
  2. Audited Accounts for the Financial Year ended 31 December 2022
  3. Proxy Form to appoint a proxy to the above meeting if you are unable to attend (Please note that the original copy of the Proxy Form is to be submitted to the PIKOM Secretariat latest by Tuesday, 5 December 2023
  4. Election Nomination Form and Election Procedure for the Council session 2023/2024
  5. Registration of Attendance Form

To assist the Secretariat with the planning, we would appreciate if you could register your attendance HERE by Tuesday, 5 December 2023.

By Order of the Council,

Ong Kian Yew
Chief Executive Officer
For the PIKOM Council 2022/2023

Unlock New Opportunities with the PIKOM-GBS Malaysia Golf Invitational & Gala Dinner 2023!

Elevate your golfing experience and business connections at the highly-anticipated PIKOM-GBS Malaysia Golf Invitational & Gala Dinner 2023. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast or an industry professional, this event offers the perfect blend of sport and networking.

Our exclusive sponsorship packages provide a unique platform to showcase your brand to an influential audience within the Global Business Services (GBS) sector. Gain visibility, forge valuable relationships, and take your business to new heights.

Tee-off at the stunning Tropicana Golf & Country Resort on 7th December 2023, beginning at 1:30PM. The field is filling up rapidly, and sponsorship opportunities are limited, so secure your spot today to ensure you don’t miss out on this extraordinary day of golf, camaraderie, and business growth.

To book your flight or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact us at Join us as we swing into success at the PIKOM-GBS Malaysia Golf Invitational & Gala Dinner 2023!

Join the e-Commerce Dialogue with Members on 30th October 2023

There has been a number news reports that the government is considering limiting the operations of TikTok Shop in Malaysia. PIKOM has been engaging the government on the matter. Based on the dipstick, we have provided our initial comments.

We are planning a dialogue session to obtain feedback from members and the e-commerce industry on a potential limit on TikTok Shop operating in Malaysia.

Join us for the dialogue session. Details below.

Date: 30th October 2023, Monday
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Venue: PIKOM @ E1, Empire Damansara, No 2, Jalan PJU 8/8A,
Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

1. Welcome Remarks by Ganesh Kumar Bangah, PIKOM e-Commerce Chair
2. Feedback on TikTok Shop in Malaysia
3. Formation of e-Commerce Malaysia Committee
4. Discussion on Future e-Commerce Malaysia Activities
5. AOB

Looking forward to you joining us.

GBS Summit 2023 – D.I.V.E

Here’s your last chance to sign up for the GBS Summit 2023!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to catch these trailblazers at the GBS Summit 2023, GBS Malaysia’s 13th installation of the event with the theme “D.I.V.E. – Digital Innovation, Value & Efficiency” on 26th October 2023, Thursday at Le Méridien Petaling Jaya

Join us for an interesting journey with insights into digital innovation and the future of GBS!

Should you have any questions or require further information, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at

Join the e-Commerce Dialogue with Members on 30th October 2023

After a brief hiatus in 2022, we are excited to announce that we will be resuming our flagship event, PIKOM Leadership Summit 2023 on 21 November 2023 at Pullman KLCC.

This year we will be incorporating Malaysia China Tech Cooperation Forum where we will bring together the Malaysian and Chinese tech companies for mutual cooperation. The focus areas are Cybersecurity, Cloud and Data Centres, GBS and 5G Infrastructure and Application.

Join 100 Top Tech Users and more than 300 delegates and be part of this Summit which features insights from industry leaders, showcases of new technology and innovations, sharing of inspiring stories.

Speaking and sponsorship opportunities are available. Talk to us to explore how to reach out and engage with prospects in a positive learning environment and influence through face-to-face opportunities with thought and decision leaders.

Malaysia APICTA 2023 – Open for Nomination

MSC Malaysia Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA) is an Awards Programme with the objective and aimed to provide recognition to outstanding achievements of individuals, students, entrepreneurs, SMEs and organizations with operations in Malaysia who have contributed to the development of the MSC Malaysia initiatives or in building applications and services for the benefit of Malaysia. It recognizes creativity, innovation, and excellence in Malaysian ICT.

This annual Awards program also provides an opportunity and an ideal environment for individuals and companies to gain local, regional and international exposure through on-going promotional activities, and through participation at the international Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA).

Nomination Is NOW Open – REGISTER HERE

Submission Deadline: 18 August 2023

Email to for more information or
Call 603-7622 0079 (Grace ext 211)



The Minister of Communications and Digital (KKD) has several times announced that his ministry will be updating the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) soon. PIKOM, in recent meetings with the Minister, discovered that the Personal Data Protection (PDP) Department plans to have the updated act approved by the cabinet by October 2023 or early 2024.

Intelligence from experts on this has shared that the changes will be based on 5 new pillars:
1. Mandatory appointment of a Data Protection Officer.
2. Mandating portability of PII.
3. Data Breach Notification.
4. Addition obligations of data processor.
5. Cross border data transfer.

These have a significant impact on the industry. However, to this date, there has been no consultation with the private sector stakeholders.

The PIKOM council has supported the proposal for GAC to work on a PIKOM position, and subsequently engage the Minister and provide inputs on behalf of the industry.

We would hereby like to invite all interested parties to a meeting to discuss this.
Date of meeting: 27th July 2023
Time: 12.00 pm -2.00 pm
Venue: PIKOM , E1, Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana (PIKOM Training Room)

12.00 pm: Registration & lunch
12.30 pm: Insights on the PDPA updates by Professor Abu Bakar Munir, Holder of Tun Ismail Ali Chair, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Moderator:Dr. Dzaharudin Mansor, Chair of PIKOM Government Affairs Committee
01:20 pm: Discussion on Industry position on the updates, and next steps

Profile of Invited Speaker

Professor Abu Bakar Munir is an internationally renowned scholar, expert and consultant on the ICT Law and Data Protection Law. He is a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Malaysia and an Associate Fellow of the University of Malaya Malaysian Centre for Regulatory Studies (UMCoRS).

He is also the Legal Adviser and Data Protection Consultant to the Straits Interactive Pte. Ltd., Singapore, Senior Adviser to the Schinder Law Firm, Jakarta, a member of the Academic Advisory Council Member of the Asia Pacific Institute for Digital Economy, (APIDE) Tokyo, and a member of the Asian Privacy Scholars Network (APSN), Australia.

Professor Abu Bakar was appointed the Adviser to the Government of Malaysia and was instrumental in the drafting and passing of the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2010

Profile of Moderator

Dr. Dzaharudin Mansor is Head of Security Assurance, Malaysia at Amazon Web Services (AWS). An experienced CTO and Adjunct Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the computing technologies and services industry since the early 80s. Professional certifications in AI, Big Data, Data Science, Cloud, Cyber Security and Computer Architecture. Key contributor in various other national roadmaps and frameworks in the areas of Economic Transformation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cyber Security, IoT, Green Technology, Technology Foresight, Interoperability, and others.

LIMITED SEATS . PLEASE RSVP by email to by 12.00 pm, 26 July 2023