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Sweden’s statement on Rakhine State crisis

As statement was published by Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström in 14 September: “At the initiative of Sweden and the United Kingdom, on 13 September the United Nations Security Council held an extraordinary meeting on the crisis in Rakhine State in Myanmar. The situation has deteriorated further in recent weeks, with almost 400…

New Finnish embassy and ambassador in Myanmar

As the Diplomatic Mission of Finland Yangon is being turned into an embassy, Finland‘s first Ambassador to Myanmar, Riikka Laatu, is due to arrive in country in early September! “After four years of significant changes in development policy, interesting years as Finland’s first Ambassador to Myanmar are awaiting Riikka Laatu. She is excited about her…

Singapore and Norway envoys discuss Myanmar’s path to democracy

On Sunday, Singapore and Norwegian envoys to Myanmar took part in a panel to discuss the international view of Myanmar’s path to democracy. Singapore envoy and Ambassador Robert Chua called upon all elements of Myanmar society to work for a consensus on the road ahead for the country. “It is always better to have a…

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…

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…

Vestas discuss wind energy development in Yangon

On Monday 3 July 2017, representatives from the Danish global wind energy company giant Vestas met with U Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Region. Accompanied by Dorte Chorsten, Deputy Head of Mission at the Danish Embassy in Myanmar, Vestas and the Chief Minister discussed wind energy development in Yangon Region. Vestas entered the…

Norway shares experience on Sovereign Wealth Fund with Myanmar

Tone Tinnes, Ambassador of Norway to Myanmar, shared the experience from Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund on Thursday 29 June 2017 at an event organised by Yangon School of Political Science. Yangon School of Political Science hosted “Political Science and Public Policy: the creation of a Myanmar Sovereign Wealth Fund” at Park Royal Hotel. The ceremony was opened by…

New schools and water supply system for Mon community

On Monday 5 June 2017, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Yangon visited the Kroeng Batoi Area in Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar, where Norway in partnership with the International Labour Organisation, ILO, has initiated a project to support the recovery of Mon communities and to contribute to the on-going peace process. The purpose of the project is…