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EU will reconsider listing of boric as toxic chemicals

A Malaysian timber mission that visited Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Belgium late May has convinced the European Union (EU) to reconsider its proposed listing of boric/borax acid as toxic chemicals, reports Malaysian media.      The move to list such chemicals could lead to branding boric acid-treated rubberwood products as harmful to health.      The objective was…

L.V. Technology celebrated opening

L.V. Technology, Thailand, on Tuesday 17 June celebrated its move into bigger and better offices on 9th floor in the KPN Tower on Rama 9 in Bangkok with a reception and an official opening performed by Ambassador Ulrik Helweg-Larsen.       L.V. Technology, which over an impressively short period of time has moved up into the…

New Danish Church Committee in Singapore

Five new members were elected to the Church Committee of the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore. The new board members are Heine Askær-Jensen, Peter Borup, Søren Kjær Mortensen, Helle Mørup and Brian Ruben Pedersen.       The annual meeting took place after the sermon on Sunday 1 June 2003. The committee constituted itself at a brief…

Singapore removed from WHO’s list of SARS-hit areas

The World Health Organization (WHO) has already removed Singapore from the list of areas with recent local transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and no longer recommends exit screening of international travellers departing from the country.      WHO announced the good news a day ahead of the effective date May 31, which is 20 days…

New design of DABS website

The website of DABS – Danish Business Association of Singapore – was recently re-designed by CAPS Media, the head office in Johor Bahru of the original creator of the website, Ambient Media Pte. Ltd.       The new website with the unchanged web address http://www.dabs-singapore.com is first of all a more modern looking website. The concept…

Only Denmark down of Scandinavian arrivals to Thailand 2003

Thailand upheld its position the first four months of 2003 as a favourite destination for Swedish and Norwegian travelers.      The Kingdom did however lose some ground to Danish tourists.      But there are clouds on the horizon. All three countries nosedive the first week of May. Denmark and Norway by close to 30 percent. Sweden is…

’Making Trade Work for the Poor’

Finance minister Keat Chhon of Cambodia and WTO’s Secretary General Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, former finance minister of Thailand, met on 27 May with Denmarks’s minister for foreign affairs Per Stig Moller at a conference in Copenhagen about how to fight poverty in developing countries through better allocation of development cooperation funds and development oriented trade…