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Finn arrested for drug producing and trafficking

A 28-year-old Finnish woman was among five foreigners who were arrested for allegedly producing and trafficking drugs during police raids at two locations in Sihanoukville, southern Cambodia, on Saturday 24 December 2016. Police seized hundreds of pills – including MDMA – several hundred grams of powder and tools believed to be used in drug production,…

National Conference on Business Integrity in Phnom Penh

On Thursday 15 December 2016, Ms. Martina Fors Mohlin, First Secretary at the Embassy of Sweden in Phnom Penh, participated in the National Conference on Business Integrity organised annually by Transparency International Cambodia. The Conference seeks to engage key participants from civil society, government and private sector to promote and raise awareness of clean business…

Sweden to support Cambodian schooling

On Wednesday 14 December, Sweden and the Royal Government of Cambodia signed a one year extension of the ongoing agreement on SIG, School Improvement Grants, of SEK 61.5 million. The objective of the School Improvement Grants is to assist Cambodia in providing quality education services to all children. With this agreement, it is expected that…

62,000 DKK from Sønderborg to Laos and Cambodia

In 2016, SOS Children’s Villages in Sønderborg, Denmark, have sent 62,000 DKK to children in Laos and Cambodia. A Christmas raffle at a market in Cathrinesminde gave a surplus of 20,000 DKK, and combined with other activities in 2016, the association has collected 62,000 DKK for four SOS projects in Laos and Cambodia. The money is…

Finnfund to invest in Cambodian-based Microfinance Institution

Finnfund writes in a press release that they will provide support to the micro-finance sector in Cambodia. This, they will do by investing in PRASAC Microfinance Institution Ltd, one of the leading microfinance institutions in the country. Prasac provides banking services particularly to small and medium-sized enterprises such as small farms and grocery stores in rural and…

Sweden continues Mekong River Commission support

On 25 November Sweden signed an agreement on continued support to Mekong River Commission (MRC) for more sustainable development of the Mekong basin. Sweden emphasized the importance of gender integration and anti-corruption awareness during the 23rd MRC council meeting. The Government of Sweden has granted SEK 49 million (equivalent to USD 5.3 million) to  MRC…

Ulrika Modéer visits Myanmar and Cambodia

From 13-18 November 2016, Sweden’s Secretary of State, Ulrika Modéer, travelled to Myanmar and Cambodia. In Myanmar, Modéer visited the capital, Yangon, and Nay Pyi Taw for talks with government representatives, parliamentarians and civil society organisations. Along with the organisation Earth Rights International, a visit to the Thilawa Industrial Zone was conducted, focusing on matters…

True start-ups, TechGrind, Southeast Asia’s first tech incubator

In 2016 the start-up hype in Southeast Asia (SEA) has reached new heights. But there are different perceptions of what ‘start-up’ really comprises. Join ScandAsia for a lesson by Bangkok-based Techie Efraim Pettersson, a Swede who is undoubtedly an authority on the subject matter, and get really valuable insights concerning the start-up world and SEA.…

Riku Mäkelä is Team Finland’s extra resource for SEA

As part of enhanced efficiency and coordination within the ‘Team Finland’ umbrella, Asia can now benefit from an extra resource: one of six persons spread out globally is placed in Singapore. And this resource is a Finn with relevant knowledge within the right fields of experience, namely Mr Riku Mäkelä, Trade and Innovation Affairs Counsellor…