Category: General news

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…

Anders Helgesen voted off the Comedian Thailand Show






The “Comedian Thailand Show” contestant Anders Yotsapon Helgesen was eliminated from the competition on Sunday evening on the Live Show. He was competing on his eighth week in a Li Kay-themed – Thailand’s popular folk theatre – performance. “Of course, I am sad that I’m not able to complete the course on the show. But I’m very grateful…

Embassy gives tips to Finnish exchange students






A group of Finnish students visited Finnish Embassy on 12th of March 2013, consulting plans to adjust life in Malaysia. Different specialist from the embassy gave tips to the students, who are still going to study in Malaysia for another four months. Some of the subjects were politics, economy, culture and everyday knowledge on different issues.…

Ikea China accused of selling children furniture that fails safety standard






IKEA in Shanghai has been accused of selling furniture aimed at children that fails to meet safety standards. The city’s quality watchdogs yesterday visited the Swedish home furnishings giant’s store in Pudong New Area. Officers discovered that items on sale in the children’s furniture section had sharp edges – prohibited under China’s national standard on…

Swedish Institute ranks China World’s 5th largest arms exporter






China has overtaken Britain to become the world’s fifth largest arms exporter with 5 percent of the global trade, its highest position since the Cold War, a Swedish think tank said on March 18. It is the first time Britain has not figured in the top five weapons suppliers since 1950, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)…

China found faecal bacteria in Ikea chocolate cakes






Health authorities in China earlier this month have confiscated nearly two tonnes of chocolate cakes imported from Sweden by Ikea after finding high levels of bacteria commonly found in the human intestinal tract. According to the Shanghai Daily, high levels of coliform bacteria were found in a shipment of Ikea’s almond chocolate cakes, prompting authorities to seize and destroy…

Norwegian “Lookkrueng” Stars in Thai Reality TV Show






Young Norwegian-Thai Anders Yotsapon Helgesen is competing on Thailand’s first-ever comedy TV show seeking fresh talents to feed the ever-popular Comedy kingdom. [wzslider autoplay=”true” info=”true” lightbox=”true”] Embracing the main stage for a seventh time, Anders Yotsapon Helgesen, 19, looked ready than ever to deliver gags. His timing was spot-on, his comedic character preciser – a farang comedian…