Swedish Backpacker Gets Two Years for Trying to Mail Medicine

A Swedish national Markus Olson, 22, was sentenced to two years in jail in Phnom Penh yesterday for attempting to post some 8.000 pills, including testosterone supplements and painkillers, which are freely available in Phnom Penh’s pharmacies, back to Sweden. Markus Olson, was arrested in October 2011 when he tried to post the pills. “We have…

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Visits Thailand

Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Carl Bildt will be in Bangkok on Tuesday and Wednesday, 24-25 April, for meetings with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Foreign Dr. Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, leader of the oppositionm, former PM Abhisit Vejjajiva and civil society representatives. The focus of the visit is deeper relations between Sweden and Thailand. Mr Bildt…

Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar 2012

Here is your best excuse to go shopping this weekend: Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar 2012 will be held on Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 March at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Royal Paragon Hall on the 5 Floor of Siam Paragon.  Mrs Rattanawadee H. Winther, wife of the Danish Ambassador, is the Chairperson…

Volvo IT to take over the ICA’s data centre

Volvo IT, a fully owned Volvo company, will by the end of 2012 take over handling the data centre of ICA’s logistics systems. The ICA Group is one of Northern Europe’s leading retail companies with around 2150 own shops and related retail-stores in Sweden, Norway, Latvia and Lithuania. According to the SIX News, the agreement…

Balinese in Stockholm celebrate Galungan

The Indonesian Embassy said in a statement that dozens of Balinese Hindus and Swedish Hindu converts commemorated the last day of the 10-day-long Galungan festival (also known as Kuningan Day) at the Indonesian Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. The Hindu followers solemnly performed their prayers, presenting offerings comprising fruit, flowers and cakes. They also spontaneously performed…

Sweden Lauds Indonesia for Ratifying Nuclear Treaty

Swedish Foreign Minister Bildt welcomes Indonesian endorsement of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, December 6, 2011 “The Indonesian Parliament has today ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). Sweden warmly welcomes this important decision,” says Foreign Minister Bildt. “With this fine example of political leadership and international engagement by Indonesia, the CTBT moves yet one step further…

ScandAsia Moving Office

ScandAsia has moved its office and busy getting all the office equipment up and working in the new place. The new office is located less than 100 meters down the road from our existing office on Ramintra Soi 14, but the local authorities have renamed our street to Prasert Manukit Road Soi 29. The full and…

Maersk Line appoints new Country Manager for Thailand

Maersk Line has appointed Henrik Jensen as its new Country Manager for Thailand. In this role, Henrik will develop and execute the country’s business strategy, oversee sales, operations and customer service.  Henrik has assumed his role with effect from 16 September 2011 and will be based in Bangkok. He reports to Thomas Knudsen, the Regional…

Danish Man Found Dead on Phuket

The body of an expat carrying a Danish passport was found early today by villagers in Chalong, on Phuket. A Honda motorcycle was nearby. The man’s body was being taken to Vachira Hospital in Phuket City today where doctors will determine the cause of death. Phuketwan relates his death to the current unusually rough weather…

Swedish Crown Princess Victoria Pregnant

The Swedish Royal Court says Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are expecting their first child. Royal Court spokesman Annika Sonnerberg said on Wednesday that 34-year-old Victoria and Prince Daniel expect the child to be born in March next year. The couple married in June, 2010. Hits: 9