Sweden joins Philippine National CFC Phaseout Plan

On the Philippines’ local front of global war against harmful ozone-depleting substances (ODS), Sweden has joined the World Bank in helping the country implement a landmark chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) phaseout plan.      The Philippines is gearing up to fulfil its commitment to gradually phase out CFC use by 2010, as a signatory to the Montreal Protocol on…

Swedish drug buster in Thailand

Globalization is the word that has been on everybody’s lips for quite a while. To most people it mainly concerns economical matters. But to most polices around the globe it also means that new crime constellations are formed and that numerous crimes and criminals becomes harder to trace.      The Scandinavian police and customs force started…

Norway, Lao find ways to fight drugs, criminals

Norwegian and Lao officials recently discussed ways to disseminate anti drug information and improve the criminal law in a high calibre meeting.      The gathering was part of a visit to Laos on February 7-12 by a Norwegian delegation led by Mr Trond Heelland, President of the Judicial Commission of the Parliament of the Kingdom of…

Swedish scam in Manila

A Swedish man has for more than two years swindled relatives of Swedish travelers and residents in the Philippines for amounts up to SEK 10 000 per time.      The imposter calls the victim’s family in Sweden. He introduces himself as an Embassy official or travel agent representative and says the relative in the Philippines has…

Norwegian bar owner files suit

A Norwegian businessman who is among owners of the bars and shops that were razed to the ground on Sukhumvit Soi 10 filed a complaint with Lumpini police on February 10, saying that he was attacked by dozen of demolition workers, according to The Nation newspaper dated February 11.      Harald Henschien, 51, owns the beer…

Millicom to tango in Lao mobile market

Three local telecom companies has been offering fixed and mobile phones in Laos, but now the fourth competitor, a Swedish, has entered the mobile business with some trendy new services.      “Text messages (SMS) and voice messages are special services offered only by our company,” said Mr Ronny Melander, the Swedish General Manager of Millicom Lao…

Swedish State Visit to Thailand

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will be paying a state visit to Thailand from 25 February until 1 March 2003 at the invitation of Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand. The programme includes, inter alia, visits to Bangkok, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai and Chiang Rai.      The Swedish…

Swedish Govt helps rebuild roads in Laos

Bolikhamsay province in Laos has received over 7.8 billion kip (75,000 USD) in non-refundable aid from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) for repairing roads that link district centres to villages.      The grant will in particular be used for the renovation of Road 13 South along the stretch from Thongnamy to Namsang in Pakkading district,…