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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…

Lars Lehmann’s tee-off at Carlsberg Golf Classic

Carlsberg’s managing director Lars Lehmann tee-off’ed the Carlsberg Golf Classic on 2. August 2017. The golf tournament was back for its 24th year offering more than RM3 million worth of prizes with greater fun on the green! Themed as ‘Probably The Best Golf Tournament’, Lars Lehmann tee-offed alongside Carlsberg’s longstanding partners at a press conference…

Grundfos Expo 2017 at Sepang Racing Circuit

Grundfos held its Expo 2017 on August 3, 2017, at the Sepang International Circuit, reports the Royal Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on its Facebook page. The exhibition showed Grundfos’ latest pump solutions in building services, industry & municipalities. The event had several interesting forums and presentations on several topics related to the latest solutions…

Volvo Car Manufacturing marks long-term commitment for its Malaysia plant

Into its fifty-first year Volvo Car Manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is being rejuvenated. Restructuring is in full swing to increase its capacity and prepare for its new setup to become an assembly-only Volvo factory (the plant is already, since a few years ago, entirely focused on producing only the own Volvo brand.) ScandAsia visited…

“Amazing” Manufacturing Expo 2017 for Swedish industry 4.0 consultant, ERP provider

On 21-24 June 2017 two Swedish solutions providers within manufacturing, one being a production improvement consultant and the other an ERP system service, successfully exhibited at the Manufacturing Expo 2017 in Bangkok. They are Virtual Manufacturing (now with offices and personnel in both Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur) and Monitor ERP System Southeast Asia (with presence…

Ikano Southeast Asia’s shopping center expansion conquers Kuala Lumpur

In mid-March Ikano’s second in Malaysia, and in total its third shopping centre in Southeast Asia, opened to the public in downtown Kuala Lumpur – MyTOWN. Ikano has previously launched IPC Shopping Centre back in 2003, followed by Mega Bangna in Bangkok. Suitable MyTown is situated, but as a stand-alone building, right next to Malaysia’s…