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Norway-Thailand giving educational opportunities to Burmese students

Norway and Thailand are joining hands providing educational opportunities to Burmese students, granting them 60 scholarships to study at Mahidol University, the  National news bureau of Thailand (NNT) reports. “Norwegian Scholarships on Capacity Building for Institutions in Myanmar” is a cooperation between Norwegian Embassy and Thailand’s Mahidol University, which gives educational opportunities to Burmese students.…

Cosmetic firm Oriflame opens showroom in Myanmar

The Swedish Oriflame Cosmetic Company has launched its first ever showroom last month in Sangchaung Township, in Yangon. “In Asia, we are now distributing our cosmetic in India, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. In Myanmar, we will also distribute our products after appointing the sale representatives,” said Nima Khoei, Myanmar’s Country Director for…

Danes Worldwide comments on new citizen law

The Danish Government has requested Danes Worldwide – the association of Danes living abroad – to comment on a planned new law on citizenship. In the draft of the new law it says among others that if the person applying for citizenship lives outside Denmark because of the work of their spouse, his or her…

Nokia Siemens Networks enters Myanmar

Finland’s Nokia and Germany’s Siemens Communications have jointly entered Myanmar telecommunication market after the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration issued a temporary registration to Nokia Siemens Networks Myanmar Ltd on July 9. The Nokia Siemens Network Company plans to open its office in Yangon. Special emphasis will be placed on telecommunication equipment. The company…

Telenor moves management team in Thailand to head Myanmar business

Telenor Group has named the management team that will lead its new Myanmar business, including appointing Petter Furberg as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telenor Myanmar, effective from when the company receives formal approval from the relevant Myanmar authorities. Furberg will be responsible for the rapid roll-out of a modern telecommunications network and related services…

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…