Frederik Guy Hoff Sonne

Danish Football Player is laid off after 5 months in Malaysia

Philip Lund checked in at Kuala Lumpur and the Asian football scene at February 1, just 4 and a half month ago, with ambitions to make his name famous around Malaysian – and later Asian – football stadiums, he told ScandAsia.  For now the dream suffers a blow, as Lund has been released from his 1-year-contract…

DTCC Executive Director resigning

Danish Chamber of Commerce (DTCC) send out a public announcement telling that Secretary General and Executive Director Mr Carsten Jens Carlstedt has tendered his resignation. Mr Carlstedt has been at DTCC since November 2014. The soon to be former Executive Director won’t comment on the resignation but he states that he has been happy about…

Norwegian Government Pension Fund excludes 10 SEA-companies

The Norwegian central bank (Norges Bank) has, as the first in the world, excluded 52 companies from its Government Pension Fund based on the companies inexpedient use of coal in their business activities. Philippine Aboitiz Power (AP) and 7 Chinese and 2 Hong Kong companies was hit by the exclusion. The decision to exclude companies that…

Finnish NGO takes Activist in defend in Bangkok court

British activist Andy Hall has been pursued through courts in Bangkok relentlessly since early 2013 after he exposed abused labour at global fruit juice business National Fruit Company. Hall interviewed Thai company Natural Fruit’s workers for a report published by Finnwatch, a Finnish human rights watchdog, in 2013. Finnwatch testified in court yesterday, June 12. Finnwatch…

Swedish Ambassador in Thailand on Freedom of the Press

During his recent visit to Khon Kaen, Ambassador Staffan Herrström held the following speech on the Freedom of the Press: Sweden’s experience. ScandAsia brings the full speech here: “Freedom of the Press: Sweden’s experience” – Khon Kaen July 8th2016 “Dear participants, I have been asked to share Swedish experiences in the area of freedom of…

Duni AB buys 60 percent in Thai Napkin Company

Stockholm-listed food and beverage packaging manufacturer Duni AB has signed an agreement to acquire in total 60% of the shares in Terinex Siam Co. Ltd., a leading converter and exporter of disposable products, predominantly paper napkins. Based in Thailand, Terinex Siam specializes within the professional segment in Southeast Asia. The acquisition is planned to be completed…

Swedish Government supports media-programme in Myanmar

With a grant from the Swedish government International Media Support, IMS and Fojo Media Institute will continue their long-term engagement with Myanmar’s media. Of the many changes that have taken place in the six years since democratic reforms took speed in Myanmar, the country’s media sector is perhaps the area in which the greatest leaps…

Danish Embassy in Bangkok: Be aware of false visa agents

The Royal Danish Embassy in Thailand has published a public service announcement to warn about false visa agents. Embassy announced the following today (June 8): “Be aware of false visa agents! VFS is situated in Trendy Building on 8th floor. Unfortunately there are also a number of false visa agents – especially in the lobby.…