Norway to revive Philippine peace talks






Norway has agreed to try to revive peace talks between the Philippines government and communist rebels. The announcement was made in Oslo in mid-October by Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Petersen after talks with his Philippines counterpart Blas Ople. Mr Ople said he wanted the rebels to renounce political assassinations as a pre-condition for renewed talks…

Support for Danish relatives of Bali victim






Charlotte Høj and Chris Bradford came to Singapore in 1998. Chris Bradford worked for the Danish bank Unibank in Singapore. Seven months ago, the couple had a daughter, Emma. On Saturday, 12 October, 2002, Chris Bradford was killed on the Bali bomb attack. In a show of their deep sympathy with the bereaved wife and…

Queen Margrethe’s Chef in Bangkok






The Chef of the Royal Danish household, Mr. Takeshi, a Japanese, gathered with other Chefs of world Royalties in Bangkok at the beginning of November for a week of culinary revelry and a break from their demanding duties. While the Club of the Chefs to the Heads of State sees its members as “ardent defenders…

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…

New Danish Agricultural Counsellor in Thailand






Mr. Poul Skov-Petersen has been appointed Counsellor, Agriculture and Food Affairs at the Royal Danish Embassy,replacingas of 1 October Mr. Jesper Vibe-Hansen. Mr. Skov-Petersen has a solid background within consumer goods working with the East Asiatic Company from 1993 to 1998 in a range of positions and countries in South East Asia. He left EAC…

Sweden leads fight against trafficking in Women






Ms. Gun-Britt Andersson, Swedish State Secretary for Development Cooperation, Migration and Asylum Policy, will on Monday 7 October 2002 open a 2-day conference on Promoting Gender Equality to Combat Trafficking in Women and Children at the United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok. In the afternoon, Mr. Bo Lewin, Professor of Sociology, University of Uppsala, Sweden, will…