Category: General news

Sweden-Cambodia sign MoU for training and research support

The Swedish Embassy in Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding with the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) to fund a high-quality training and research institute on Wednesday 16th January 2019. This fund provides $10 million for a four-year pilot phase. This agreement aims to strengthen RUPP’s information and communications technology (ICT) foundation and to…

Swedish Ambassador visits Thai Minister of Social Development & Human Security

Swedish Ambassador, Staffan Herrström paid a courtesy visit to H.E. General Anantaporn Kanjanarat, Minister of Social Development & Human Security on Wednesday, 16 January 2019. During the visit, Herrström and Kanjanarat discussed their view and concern toward mutual issue in gender equality, promotion of women’s rights and the protection of children’s rights. Especially in the children’s…

UN, Norwegian NGO ask Myanmar govt to allow aid into Rakhine

  The United Nations and the Norwegian Refugee Council ask the Myanmar government to allow aid organization to help refugees displaced by the recent surge of violence in northern Rakhine after they were previously banned by the government. Laura Marshall, acting country director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Myanmar expresses her concern about populations…

Norwegian man charged for sex abuse of Filipino girls

A 71-year-old Norwegian man from Møre and Romsdal was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison for ordering sexual assaults on numerous girls in Philippines committed via internet . The man used an online video calling service to contact minors in the Philippines and paid them to perform sexual acts under his instruction. According to the court,…

Swedish Association in Hua Hin celebrated 10 years

December to February is the peak period for Scandinavian stays in Hua Hin (long-stay visitors and other tourists), while some 1500 Swedes also live there permanently. The Swedish Association in Hua Hin, which recently celebrated its ten years anniversary, is the coordinator of lots of activities that many Swedes and other Scandinavians engage themselves in…

Hotelier Jonas Sjöstedt appointed Centara’s Area Manager in Jomtien, Pattaya

Among the Scandinavian choices in Pattaya/Jomtien beach, visitors, and in particular Swedes, are guaranteed to have a fellow countryman in a hotel management position at a preferred Thai hotel brand for at least some more years to come. On New Year’s Eve, 31 December, Jonas Sjöstedt takes up his latest position within Centara Hotels &…

Design showcased at Danish Residence, Jakarta

A Danish design event was held in Jakarta in mid-December. The brands Hay and Montana showcased at the Danish Residence. Ambassador Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen welcomed interior designers, architects, celebrities and socialites to experience Danish design and taste Nordic Cuisine served by the Michelin-starred chef Poul Andrias Ziska from KOKS. “Hay and Montana had redesigned the…

Danish Ambassor met with Vietnamese Prime Minister

On 18 December Danish Ambassador H.E. Mr Kim Højlund Christensen paid a courtesy call to the Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, following up on the PM’s successful official visit to Denmark in late October. During the meeting, Ambassador Christensen conveyed sincere thanks from the Danish Prime Minister Rasmussen to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc…

Swedish Ambassador Marina Berg, Jakarta comments on first period

On 8 November Ambassador-designate for Indonesia, Marina Berg presented her Credentials to President Joko Widodo at Istana Merdeka (Merdeka Palace). As the year, and the new Swedish ambassador’s first few months in Indonesia comes to an end she has posted the following official message: “My first Christmas in Jakarta is approaching. The weeks and months…