Harald Sandberg leaves Jakarta for Seoul

Sweden’s ambassador to Indonesia, Mr Harald Sandberg, has been appointed Swedish ambassador in Seoul, South Korea. The announcement was made yesterday 26 June by Sweden’s government.      It is still unclear whether the move is linked to the strained relations between Indonesia and Sweden. Several leaders of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) lives in the Stockholm…

Lars Olsson has passed away

Lars Olsson has passed away. A Swedish resident in Thailand since 1977, Lars died quietly in his home in Soi Watcharapol off Ramintra Road north of Bangkok on Sunday 15 June 2003. These words of memory are not late; it is Lars who died too early. Aged only 57, he had deserved a long sunset…

Norway–Singapore aquaculture cooperation expanding

Norges Fiskerihogskole (Norwegian College of Fishery Science), University of Tromso and Tropical Marine Science Institute at National University of Singapore early in June entered into a memorandum of understanding opening for an exchange program of scholars and students.      This cooperation is one step on the way to gradually expand the collaboration with Norway, to also…

Ferrosan Asia Pacific established via acquisition of Singaporean distribution partner

Denmark’s international consumer healthcare and medical devices company, Ferrosan A/S, in April 2003 acquired its Singapore-based distribution partner Bionax Holdings Pte. Ltd., which has for many years handled the marketing and sales of Ferrosan’s OTC healthcare products across the Asia Pacific region.      The acquisition is an important step of Ferrosan’s strategy in getting closer to…

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.…