Category: General news

Swedish institute conducts human rights workshops in Hanoi






On Jan 27, the Sweden-based Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law conducted the first of three workshops in Hanoi aimed at strengthening international Human Rights standards in Vietnam. The workshop in cooperation between RWI, the Vietnamese Institute for Human Rights, and the Ho Chi Minh Academy of Politics and Public Administration, was led…

Pattaya pickpocket gang arrested for robbing Finnish tourist






Pattaya’s Tourist Police assisted a Finnish Tourist early on Monday Morning after the officers witnessed a gang of pickpockets at work on Walking Street in South Pattaya, the Pattaya One reports. On Monday (Jan 4) afternoon at the Tourist Police Station, Police Colonel Prapot, Superintendent of Tourist Police Region 2, led a press conference to…

2 Finns arrested in illegal foreigner crackdown






Two Finns along with other 10 foreigners were arrested on Jan 31 in Phuket for working illegally in the island’s tourism industry, a local newspaper reports. The two Finnish nationals whose real identities were not revealed by the police got busted in a crackdown that was prompted by a protest on Jan 28 by Thai businesspeople claiming illegal…

22 firms found using nominee owners for foreigners






Twenty-two firms operating in two tourism provinces – Prachuap Khiri Khan, where Huahin is located, and Chon Buri, where Pattaya is located – have been alleged to use nominees for their foreign shareholders, the the Bangkok Post reports. Many of these companies have representatives of foreigners on their boards or as shareholders who usually come from accounting,…

Norwegian women’s football team wins four-nation tournament in China






After two wins and one draw it was a proud Norwegian team that could be announced as winners of the Women’s Football Four-Nation Invitation Tournament hosted in Yongchuan, Chongqing on Jan 16. National women’s football teams from China, Norway, Canada, and South Korea participated in the tournament. The Norwegian team, currently ranked no. 10 in…

Nordic countries tops press freedom index while South-east countries falls to the bottom






For third year in a row Finland has been measured as the country that most respects media freedom. Norway, which last year shared the title with Finland falls back to be number three on this years index made by Reporters without borders. Both Denmark and Sweden advanced their positions in the index. Denmark moving from…