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Woman From Singapore Smuggle Heroin From Malaysia Into Sweden

‘Hemorrhoid patient’ gets ten years for heroin smuggling.    A 52-year-old woman was sentenced to ten years in prison on Friday for trying to smuggle nearly five kilogrammes of heroin into Sweden.      The woman claims she had come to Sweden to seek treatment for trouble with her hemorrhoids.    Customs officials at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport stopped…

Sweden Assists Cambodia, Viet Nam and Laos in Helping Drug Users Kick the Habit

The first project advisory committee meeting of the talks between Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, organised by the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA), was held in Cambodia on November 20, 2007 and presided over by Sar Kheng, Cambodian Interior Minister and the president of the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD).The meeting was organised as…

Finnair’s New Asian Flights

Helsinki-based Finnair announced plans to expand its coverage to Asian destinations, citing booming demand that has brought the airline’s weekly Asian flights to fifty-nine, from nine in the year 2001.The airline says it is well placed to serve routes between North American and Asia, since the shortest routes typically go through Finnish airspace. This allows…

Scandinavian Airlines Offer Thrice Weekly Flights

Scandinavian Airlines International is offering thrice weekly flights between Stockholm and Bangkok launches October 29 and ends March 25, 2008.The Airlines are also adding two new seasonal routes between northern Europe and Asia. Both routes are seasonal, offering a winter escape for Scandinavians. The airline currently operates a direct flight between Stockholm and Beijing.

Scania Sells 500 City Buses to Singapore

Swedish Truckmaker Scania AB has received its largest bus and coach order to date in Asia, selling 500 city buses to the leading public transport company SBS Transit in Singapore. “This transaction is an expression of SBS Transit’s great confidence in Scania’s products and service back-up,” says Norman Koh, General Manager of Scania Singapore.Crucial to…

Danish Artist’s Showcase in Bangkok

Danish artist Adi Kirketerp will showcase “Bubbly” at “Teo + Namfah” Gallery on the second floor of Ozono Complex, Soi Prompong, Bangkok, open daily from 11.30am to 8.30pm from October 11 to November 4, 2007. Her new series featuring abstracts made with fragments of things like envelopes and old photographs are an exploration of acrylic…

Acquisition of Swedish Specialty Chemicals Company in Singapore

Swedish Perstorp,Specialty Chemicals Company has acquired Lonza’s manufacturing plant for Purified Isophthalic Acid (PIA) in Singapore for $138m on September 28, 2007.For Perstorp, the deal widens its product portfolio and strengthens its position in Asia. The Swedish company will assume complete ownership of Lonza Singapore Pte Ltd, Jurong Island, once regulatory approval is received.Swiss group…

Nokia To Use Intel’s Chips in 2008

Nokia Corp. plans to use Intel Corp. chips in tablet-style devices that will communicate using a technology known as WIMAX. The companies also agreed to engage in testing to ensure that Intel WIMAX chips work effectively with Nokia’s portable devices and networking equipment.Intel, of Santa Clara, California, has been a champion of WIMAX, a technology…

Swedish Electronics Manufacturer to Cooperate With Philippines-Based Manufacturer

Swedish electronics manufacturer NOTE AB announced on September 24, 2007 that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Philippines-based manufacturer Ionics EMS. As part of the agreement NOTE will acquire 50% of Ionics EMS’s new manufacturing facility in China.“Our intention is to utilise the unit for existing and new customers. We already have…