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Live, play, work – the formula for manufacturing hub Penang

When flying in over Penang and after landing at its airport it becomes clear that this island has a lot of industries. When driving towards George Town, passing by the industrial zones covering large area it also gets very visible what kind of industries – names like Broadcom, Bosch and Western Digital appear along the…

Norwegian mother arrested for child abduction in Malaysia

A Norwegian mother of two has been arrested by local authorities after abducting her two children to Malaysia. After a Norwegian mother lost custody of her children in 2016 she abducted her two children and went hiding in Malaysia. According to the Norwegian TV station TV2, who has been reporting on the case, child abduction…

Denmark to strengthen regional coordination

Danish Ambassadors from accross South East Asia and trade advisors from each embassy’s commercial department met Monday and Tuesday 22 and 23 January 2018 in Singapore to disguss how they could improve the coordination of the efforts in selling Denmark’s core competencies accross the region. The meeting is a regular annual event and included also…

Nils Nordh: shipping executive, World Amateur Golfers’ Chairman & CEO

Few people cleverly match business with pleasure as does expat Dato’ Nils Nordh. This well-known Swede (not least in Malaysia where he is the only Swedish person holding the Malay state title Dato’ awarded by the Sultan of Pahang) has previously worked for Star Cruises in Malaysia, and been Chairman and CEO of World Amateur…

Finland 100 Years independence in Kuala Lumpur

In Kuala Lumpur the Finland 100 Years reception was held at JW Marriott hotel on 6 December, with nearly 400 guests joining the Embassy of Finland in Malaysia to celebrate the special occasion. Dato’ P. Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister of Education were among those in attendance, bringing greetings from the Malaysian government. The international choir Cantus…

Swedish Embassy warns of Kuala Lumpur airport thefts

Dated 15 December 2017 the Embassy of Sweden in Kuala Lumpur is warning Swedes of the risk for thefts at the Malaysian capital’s airports Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport2 (KLIA2). The embassy has noted thefts of passports, money and credit cards increasing at the airports, which also Swedish citizens have…

Sweden participated in 13th World Islamic Economic Forum

The World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) was hosted for the 13th time on 21-23 November 2017, this hear held in Kuching on Borneo, Malaysia. Sweden participated in WIFE for the first time with an official delegation headed by Ambassador Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt with the participation of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Ericsson , EQT and the start-up…

Danfoss CO₂ Mobile Training Unit visited in Malaysia

As the applications for CO₂ refrigeration systems expand, there is a need to increase competencies around its use in the industry. To help address this growing need, Danfoss (Denmark) has developed the Mobile CO 2 Training Unit. The Danfoss Mobile Training Unit is packed with CO₂ solutions and interactive learning modules. The unit had travelled…

Sarawak delegation visited Finland

Chief Minister of Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo state) Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg visited Finland 24-26 September 2017 as part of a two-week study visit in Europe. The focus areas of the visit included forestry and digital economy. In Finland the delegation visited among others, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Hyytiäla Forest Station, the…

Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit 2018 announced

Team Sweden in Malaysia has announced the second Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit to take place in Kuala Lumpur on 6-7 February 2018. The inaugural, successful summit was held in Singapore in September 2016. The second Sweden-SEA Business Summit aims to attract business leaders and decision makers from Sweden and the ASEAN-region by providing a platform…