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Scientists on a Norwegian vessel: Alarming amount of plastic near Myanmar

Scientists on a Norwegian research vessel have expressed worries over the large amount of microplastics in the sea at the southern Rakhine State, Myanmar. The Norwegian research vessel RV Dr. Fridtjof Nansen has conducted a month-long study of fish resources and the marine ecosystem off the Rakhine and Ayeyarwady Region in the western part of…

Swedish embassy took part in celebration of International Day of Democracy in Myanmar

Head of rhe Swedish Embassy Section Office in Yangon gave the opening speech when International IDEA Myanmar celebrated the International Day of Democracy. On 17 September The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) Myanmar celebrated the International Day of Democracy with the theme “Reflecting on the Global State of Democracy and Linking…

Watch Nordic films at festival in Myanmar

Films from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland will be shown during the European Film Festival Yangon in Myanmar. 17 European countries contribute to the European Film Festival Yangon 2018, including the Nordics. The annual European Film Festival is the longest-running foreign festival in Myanmar. It aims to promote a cultural exchange between Myanmar and Europe…

Solar panels to Myanmar company financed by Denmark-Myanmar programme

A Myanmar wood-processing firm is the first company to get solar system financed by the Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme. The Myanmar wood-processing firm Diamond Mercury Wood Products Ltd. could on 11 September inaugurate a rooftop solar photovoltaic system with attendance of Danish Ambassador John Nielsen. The installation of the solar panels is made possible through co-financing…

ScandAsia September magazine is out

The September issue of the ScandAsia magazine is out and distributed by email to all subscribers and in its paper edition to paper subscribers and selected distribution points. The cover story is an interview with Mr Claus Rasmussen, the Danish diver who to part in Thailand’s cave rescue operation. Other interviews are with CEO Lars Siggaard Andersen,…

Danish Ministers: Reuters reporters should be released

The Danish Foreign Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation react after two Reuters journalists have been sentenced to imprisonment in Myanmar. Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen and Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs express critism after Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment in Myanmar. “They…

European Union: Reuters reporters sentence undermines media freedom

A Statement by the Spokesperson of the European Union and EU Member States on 3 September 2018 says: “Today’s court decision to sentence Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to 7 years of imprisonment undermines the freedom of the media, the public’s right to information and the development of the rule of law…

Presentation of Danish founded survey about enterprises in Myanmar

The results of a Danish founded survey of enterprises in the manufacturing sector in Myanmar has been presented and discussed at a meeting. Chargé d’Affaires from the Danish embassy in Myanmar attended a presentation and discussion about the survey “Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey 2017” on 28 August. The survey is the first…