Category: News

Thai adoption fraud case closed

investigation regarding a suspected case of abduction in connection with one adoption from Thailand to Sweden in 1976 has been closed. “We must be able to prove that the child in this case was abducted. What we have is not enough for a prosecution case,” says Ms. Solveig Wollstad, prosecutor in Linkoping to the news…

Easier work permits for Chamber members

The Philippines Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) and the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) have signed a memorandum of agreement that will facilitate the issuance of special work permits (SWPs) to ECCP members doing business in the Philippines which have ECCP-sponsored visa applications. The ECCP is a service-oriented organization whose main…

Liver and lung diseases a threat to SEAsia

Unless urgent measures are taken to address health safety issues caused by parasitic infections in Southeast Asia, liver and lung diseases may rise significantly, health experts warned during a Danish funded WHO/FAO seminar in Hanoi by the end of November. Over 70 international advisers and government officials from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam gathered at…

Henning’s chicken farm in Thailand

“Had anyone told me that three years ago I would just have brushed it aside as a crazy idea,” says Henning about his current occupation. But here he is. And the farm, aptly named Ghor Gai Co Ltd after the first letter in the Thai alphabet – Ghor Gai means chicken – is a healthy…

Sweden votes Thailand Destination of the year 2002

The announcement was made during the Resmässan, an annual travel and tourism trade show, held between November 8 – 10, 2002 in Stockholm, Sweden. Both honours are based on the first-hand experiences of Swedish visitors to Thailand who voted via the website developed by the organizer of the Resmässan. During January to June 2002, Scandinavian…

New Danish CEO for Diethelm Malaysia

Mr. Niels Holm, currently in charge of Diethelm’s Food and Special Products Division in Thailand as well as Diethelm Trading, Siam Food Services and Customs Clearance Services has as of January 1, 2003 been promoted to President and Group Managing Director for Diethelm in Malaysia. In his new capacity, Mr. Niels Holm will among others…

Swedish supported educational project in Laos moves forward

A programme supported by a grant from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to improve Laotion school textbooks, provide educational equipment and upgrade the qualifications of teachers and administrators is moving moving into its second phase. Speaking at a November 11-13 workshop to launch the second phase, Education Minister Phimmason Leuangkhamma said the second phase…