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Norway’s annual Kuala Lumpur Seafood Gala Dinner 2017

The announcement it out that on Friday 13 October the annual Seafood Gala Dinner will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy. This highly anticipated yearly event will feature a spectacular seafood buffet, provided by renowned chef Frank Naesheim and his team. Composed entirely of seafood flown in from…

Malaysian Ministry of Health in Denmark

The Danish Embassy in Malaysia and the Director General of the Malaysian Ministry of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, is currently in Denmark to learn about Danish Healthcare and Eldercare solutions. On 22 August they attended a meeting at the Danish Ministry of Health, and visited Bispebjerg Hospital with local companies, 2Trace, Viewcare and…

New IKEA distribution center for Asean in Malaysia

The Swedish-founded furniture retailer IKEA will be establishing a regional distribution and supply chain center for Asean in Malaysia. An investment of RM908 million (SEK1718 million). It will become among the top 10 largest regional distribution centers of the Ikea Group globally, adopting the structure and technology of Ikea’s biggest regional distribution center in Germany, said the Malaysian Investment…

Joakim Ladeborn new Deputy Consul General Hong Kong

The Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong and Macau bid farewell to the Deputy Consul General, Ms Wictoria Amandustin Weinstock and welcomed her successor the Deputy Consul General, Mr Joakim Ladeborn. The Swede was previously also the Deputy Head Of Misson at Embassy of Sweden in Kuala Lumpur. Source: Consulate General of Sweden in…

Ambassador Gunn Jorid Roset accredited to Malaysia

On 16 August Gunn Jorid Roset was accredited as Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia. Her Excellency presented her credentials to Malaysia’s king, the Yang Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, in a grand ceremony at the National Palace of Istana Negara, along with 12 other foreign envoys. Ambassador Roset also exhibited Norway’s rich cultural heritage in…

Finnish Dinner Under the Sky Kuala Lumpur

The event Finnish your Dinner Under the Sky (Grand Dinner Party) takes place in Kuala Lumpur on 26 August 2017. Around a dozen Finnish embassies, missions and friendship societies abroad are setting long dinner tables all at the same time somewhere in a public space in their own citied, inviting local residents to join in.…

Modern slavery risks increase in the Nordic countries but it looks better for Thailand

Modern slavery increases more rapidly in Europe – including in Denmark, Sweden and Finland – than in any other part of the world. This is happening do to the intensifying number of migrants coming to Europe these years, new research shows. The report also points to many Asian countries, where people being forced to work…

Partially Norwegian owned Malaysian Newsprint Industries (MNI) goes bankrupt

One of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of paper across South East Asia with customers from Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong goes bankrupt. The Norwegian company Norske Skog is a partial owner of the company together with Hong Leong Group, The New Straits Times Press, and Rimbunan Hijau Group. The board of directors has concluded…