Frank Jensen

Burmese Teacher Wins Norwegian Peace Award

25 year old activist, student and teacher Charm Tong from Burma will receive the Norwegian Students’ 2007 Peace award, Norwegian daily Bladet Tromsø reports. The award is given to Charm Tong because of her opposition towards the military regime in Burma. After reports of assaults on women and children, Charm Tong was sent across the…

Aker Yards to Establish a Foothold in Asia

As the Asian market for offshore vessels is rapidly growing, Norwegian Aker Yards has decided to establish a shipyard in Vietnam, the company reports. The shipyard will be a joint venture between Aker Yards (70%) and Singapore based Amanda Group owning 30 per cent. The Amanda Group has extensive industrial experience in Vietnam. The shipyard…

New Scam: In It for the Gifts

An extra order worth US$ 525,000 is always welcome. Especially when it is placed by a new customer from the huge Chinese market. No wonder the people at Scanmach Asia were pleased last September, when the Chinese company (China) Zhengzhou Jintai Import & Export trading Co. Ltd. contacted Scanmach Asia. Apparently the Chinese were very…

Swedish Money to Clean Asian Air

A major study conducted by the Stockholm Environment Institute’s (SEI) centre at the University in York and the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) shows that improvements in achieving better air quality in Asia have been achieved. However air pollution still poses a great risk to the health and quality of life for many…

Striker leaves Denmark for Malaysia

In future Nigerian striker Abdul Sule will play in the Malaysian Super League for newcomers Johor FC. Abdul Sule, 31, has played soccer in Denmark for the last eight years for different clubs. The latest being AC Horsens from the best league in Danish soccer, SAS Ligaen.According to Malaysian daily The Star the signing of…