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Thailand’s Chang Beverages may sue Danish partner Carlsberg

Chang Beverages Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based subsidiary of Beer Thai (1991) Co., on June 23 threatened to sue Danish firm Carlsberg Breweries A/S for dropping Chang Beverages’ representatives from Carlsberg Asia Pte Ltd., a joint venture of both companies.      Chang Beverages currently holds 50% in the joint venture, with the remainder held by Carlsberg Breweries.…

Ulf Claesson’s party in Klong Toey

“Throw a party for the poor kids in Klong Toey!”      That was what Ulf Claesson – maybe half in jest – had replied when asked what farewell gift from the Swedish community he would appreciate when leaving his four year term as priest at the Scandinavian Church in Bangkok.       So that was what he…

H.M. King Bhumibol’s present for Swedish royal family

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand will in September this year present two Thai elephants as gifts to the Swedish royal family.      The elephants, which belong to Somrot Khujittikasem, are worth about one million baht each, according to Surin Governor Kasemsak Saenpote.      Elephants are regarded as the symbol of Surin province.

L.V. Technology celebrated opening

L.V. Technology, Thailand, on Tuesday 17 June celebrated its move into bigger and better offices on 9th floor in the KPN Tower on Rama 9 in Bangkok with a reception and an official opening performed by Ambassador Ulrik Helweg-Larsen.       L.V. Technology, which over an impressively short period of time has moved up into the…

Gro Haaversen Barth supports HIV victims

Gro Haaversen Barth, the Norwegian priest at the Scandinavian Church in Bangkok, on Tuesday 17 June donated 10,000 Baht to help HIV infected Thai people under the care of the Norwegian Missionary Society. The donation will be used for medical expenses, in particular anti-viral drugs.      Another 4,000 Baht she donated to the Norwegian missionary Dag…

Thai films highlighted at Stockholm International Film Festival

Thai movie directors are getting more and more international recognition as creative and skilled professionals. This is why the organisers of the next Stockholm International Film Festival, due 13 – 23 November 2003, put Thai films in the spotlight this time.      “Over the last few years has Thailand’s film industry grown by its mix of…