Category: Myanmar

Danish parliament ready to support double citizenship






Danes abroad rejoice as a political majority now seems to be in place to permit them to hold dual  citizenship. A change in the law will make it possible for Danes outside of Denmark to adopt the nationality of their new home country without having to cancel their Danish citizenship. The political party “Venstre” announced…

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment holds seminar in Yangon






Organised by Myanmar-Nordic Liaison Ltd., Viking Life-Saving Equipment on Thursday 25 April held two seminars for the government and private sectors at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), to present their top-quality product line to the local market. The days’ sessions were divided into two, of which the morning session addressed the government sector…

Myanmar media defamed local model for intimacy with Danish singer






Myanmar Newsweek was threatened for a legal action by Mynmar model Emerald Nyein after publishing an article that implied she had a sexual relationship with a member of Danish band Michael Learns to Rock. The Danish band earlier visited Myanmar and performed in Yangon on March 31. After the concert, Danish Michael Learns to Rock…

Denmark advises Myanmar to build political parties’ capacity and cooperation






The capacity and cooperation of political parties play a key role in democratic reform, says Netherland and Danish democratic institutions. Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy and Netherlands Institute for Multiparty held a seminar on ‘The role of political parties in democratization’ with the Myanmar Election Commission, political parties and civic organizations in Yangon on…

Thein Sein to visit Norway, Finland






Myanmar President U Thein Sein will soon pay official visits to Norway and Finland as a part of a five-European-countries tour that includes stop-overs at Austria, Belgium and Italy, according to an official statement on Feb 22. Thein Sein’s tour to Europe will signify his first foreign trips in 2013. Relations between Myanmar and Norway…

Norway applauded for Myanmar’s debt cancellation






Myanmar government has lauded the decision made by Norway and other creditors to cancel or reissue billions of dollars of external debt. President U Thein Sein stated in a radio address to the public on Feb 1: “Thanks to the efforts of the government and people, Myanmar sees more progress.” He said generous debt cancellations that…