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ScandAsia has collected all reports regarding the sad news of the passing away of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej in one convenient link displayed under the big banner above.

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Gregers Moller - Editor-in-Chief ScandAsia

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The Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Thailand

The Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Thailand

Kristian Jensen along with the delegation, Peter Sand, Danish Ambassador to Thailand, Uffe Wolffhechel, and management of Pandora Production. On Thursday 13 October 2016, Kristian Jensen, the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, started his two-day visit in the Thai capital. The minister had a tight schedule as he was visiting both Danish companies and stores and attending various meetings around …

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A Danish Church may be established in Thailand

A Danish Church may be established in Thailand

Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolfhechel hosted a lunch for visiting Secretary General of the Damish Church Abroad Mrs Margith Pedersen. From left Gregers Møller, Mai Ellegaard, Consul Birgit Sarah Kondrup-Palmqvist, Bjarne Tvilde, the Ambassador, Margith Pedersen, and Deputy Head of Mission Peter Sand. Margith Pedersen, Secretary General of the Danish Church Abroad and the Danish Seamens Church, is visiting Thailand on …

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Children might lose their online Norwegian lessons

Children might lose their online Norwegian lessons

The Norwegian government has proposed to stop the arrangement where Norwegian children abroad can receive Norwegian lessons over the internet. Thus,1,600 pupils are now in danger of losing their Norwegian lessons, among which around 50 of them are in Thailand. "In the proposed national budget for 2017, the government shows that these students receive an education they by law are not entitled …

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Abandoned baby adopted by Swedish couple

Abandoned baby adopted by Swedish couple

The baby was rescued after he was buried alive in a 20 centimeter-deep hole. Photo: Toomtam The Star The Thai baby boy Aidin, who was cruelly stabbed at least 14 times and found buried alive in a field in Khon Kaen province in northeastern Thailand back in February, will start his bright future in the family of a Swedish couple. …

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Swede sentenced to prison for sexual assault

Swede sentenced to prison for sexual assault

A 34-year-old Swedish man, who first paid to get access to a 13-year-old Thai girl and later got her pregnant, has now been sentenced to six years in prison. “The defendant has had repeated sexual intercourse with a child, which appears to be cynical, planned and deliberate,” said District Court Judge Rikke Lassen in court. Oslo District Court concluded that …

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Sweden guarantees loans for poverty reduction and inclusive development in Asia

Sweden guarantees loans for poverty reduction and inclusive development

Despite increased economic growth in Asia, two-thirds of the world's poorest people live here. In order to stimulate innovative projects to reduce poverty, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will issue a guarantee of 1.3 billion SEK to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The guarantee will enable the ADB to increase its lending to new projects that will focus on …

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Danish Foreign Affairs Minister very satisfied with Vietnam visit

Danish Foreign Affairs Minister very satisfied with Vietnam visit

Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Kristian Jensen has completed an official visit to Vietnam on 11 – 12 October, covering both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. During the two days the Minister held various meetings with Vietnamese leaders to discuss measures in promoting the bilateral comprehensive partnership. He also visited Danish companies to learn about opportunities and challenges …

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SIMP Asia: call for 2017 applications, sustainability seminar

SIMP Asia: call for 2017 applications, sustainability seminar

As the Swedish Institute is running the on-going Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) 2016 in Asia (supported by Enact, a sustainability consultancy firm in Stockholm), a business seminar on the role of business in sustainable development takes place in Bangkok on 12 October. Meanwhile the 2017 SIMP is now open for applications, where the Swedish Institute Management Programme aims to …

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Singapore's President on state visit in Norway

Singapore's President on state visit in Norway

President of Singapore, Tony Tan Keng Yam, has arrived in the capital of Norway, Oslo. President Tony Tan Keng Yam will spend six days there, as well as three days in Norway's arctic capital Tromsø. The President receive a ceremonial welcome at the Royal Palace where he will have lunch with King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway. Later they will …

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Riku Mäkelä is Team Finland’s extra resource for SEA

Riku Mäkelä is Team Finland’s extra resource for SEA

As part of enhanced efficiency and coordination within the ‘Team Finland’ umbrella, Asia can now benefit from an extra resource: one of six persons spread out globally is placed in Singapore. And this resource is a Finn with relevant knowledge within the right fields of experience, namely Mr Riku Mäkelä, Trade and Innovation Affairs Counsellor at Embassy of Finland in …

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