Category: General news

Royal Thai Air Force welcomes three more Gripen fighters






Royal Thai Air Force received another batch of three Gripen 39C fighters from Swedish Saab. The acceptance ceremony, presided over by the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force, Air Chief Marshall Prachin Changtong, took place at Wing 7 division in Suratthani province on Friday 5th April 2013 in presence of the press and notables…

Cambodian hotel employees set for exchange programme in Norway






Two Khmer employees from Soria Moria Boutique Hotel will relocate to Norway for a year in September, as part of an innovative new job swap scheme orchestrated by hotel founder Kristin Holdo Hansen, the Phnom Penh Post reported. Hansen conceived the employee exchange program as part of preparations for the eventual handover of Soria Moria…

Meatballs return to Ikea Bangna






The Bangkok Post has reported that Ikea’s meatballs, which has been under scrutiny after the products reportedly contained horsemeat, will be back on the menu at Ikea, Mega Bangna within three months. This time, the Swedish furniture chain has confirmed that the meatballs will be horsemeat-free. According to the newspaper, Ikea stores in Denmark, Sweden…

ThaiPBS to screen Sweden funded “Mekong” doc






On Monday 8 April, at 11.05 a.m.-12.00 p.m. Thai PBS will air the documentary ‘Mekong’ produced and directed by Douglas Varchol and funded by Sweden in cooperation with CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, IUCN’s Mekong Water Dialogues. The film examines the issues of hydropower development and its impact on Mekong citizens’ lives. It…

Phuket: Danish photographer offers B100k reward for return of stolen laptop






A Phuket-based Danish photographer is offering a B100,000 reward for the return of his missing laptop and external hard drive containing more than 200,000 photos, reported the Phuket News. Brian Skyum, who is also the Managing Director of Coco Palace resort in Rawai, believes the items were stolen by a former staff member and their…

Thailand adopts policy design lab concept from Finland






Future Innovative Thailand Institute (FIT) has been established earlier this year under Khuang Aphaiwong Foundation with the aim to study problems and challenges that Thailand faces and encourage participation from all sectors to design strategies for the country’s development for a sustainable economy and equality in the society. Led by Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Asean secretary-general…