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New Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia

The Swedish Government has appointed Mrs. Ann Marie Bolin Pennegård as new ambassador to Indonesia where she will attend office in September 2007 at the Embassy in Jakarta.She is currently working for the Swedish Ministry of Justice where she is head of the International Judicial Cooperation division and the Criminal Matters division.Her diplomatic curriculum vitae show that…

Norway Finances School in Laos

The Norwegian Government decided on the 22nd of June to give the village around 22.000 $ designed for the building of a primary school in the village, that is located in the Comphet District, Luang Prabang.The agreement of the sponsorship came after the Norwegian ambassador Kjell Storloken visited the village last year.The school will be…

Plane Crashes in Cambodia

The aircraft, an Antonov AN-24 with flight No. U4 241 from the Cambodian based PMTair, was on its way from Siam Reap in Northern Cambodia to Sihanoukville in the Southern part of the country, when it disappeared from the radar screen 5 minutes before landing. The flight normally takes one hour.The one-hour flight carried 16…

Dane Killed in Traffic Accident

On his way in a taxi from Pattaya to Bangkok a 42 year old Dane got killed when the driver lost control over the vehicle.According to Pattaya Highway Patrol, the Dane died from his injuries hours later at the Bangkok-Pattaya Hospital.The Driver survived with injuries.According to the police no other was involved in the accident…

Three Norwegians Arrested in Vietnam

In front of 12 police men, Therese Jebsen, Tom Rune Orset and Kieu Tran were arrested and brought in for questioning yesterday morning in Saigon.Therese Jebsen is from the Rafto foundation. Tom Rune Orset is a reporter from the Norwegian TV2. Kieu Tran is an interpreter who holds a Norwegian passport.The three Norwegians are in…

MacGregor Group Signs Deal With Vinashin

Last week the Finnish-based MacGregor Group signed a $ 46 million deal with the largest shipbuilder in Vietnam, Vinashin.The Joint Venture will receive the name MacGregor-Vinashin Maritime Equipment. According to Vinashin, the venture will specialize in making marine cranes, hatch covers, container lashing equipments among other maritime products.The Investment will be divided into two phases.…

35 Danes Died in Thailand in 2006

According to an unofficial annual balance from the Danish Embassy in Bangkok, 35 Danes have lost their lives in Thailand during the year of 2006. Most of the fatalities are rather undramatic.But from the more dramatic scenes one killing is registered, which took place in December on the Island of Koh Samui.The 34-year-old Dane John…