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Dane is New Director at Big Travel Group in Cambodia

The German travel agency, Diethelm Travel Group, appointed Danish Ronni Dalhoff as new Managning Director of Diethelm Travel Cambodia. “We look forward to welcoming Dalhoff to the Diethelm Travel Cambodia team,” said Lisa Fitzell, Group Managing Director of Diethelm Travel Group in a press release. “His deep love and interest in the country, coupled with…

New Report: Sustainable energy could cover SEA-needs by 2050

Southeast Asia is one of the most polluted regions in the world. But the grey polluted future could turn green for the region World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) writes in a recently published report. Nationas like Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand are all relying heavily on environmental damaging coal as an energy ressource.…

Maersk Group in conflict with Indonesian law

Maersk Group is forced to repay 2.7 million DKK to Indonesian workers as they have been underpaid in 4 years, Danwatch reports. Maersk denies any charges. It’s the Maersk-owned company, PT Damco Warehousing Indonesia, that have been sentenced by an agency inside the Indonesian Ministry of Labour to pay 2.750.000 Danish Kroners to 107 fired Indonesian dockers.…

Danish Enterprise won’t subject to Human Rights rules in Myanmar

The transition from military dictatorship to democracy has put Myanmar up for grasp in a global clash between foreign investors. China is already liable for third of the investments in Myanmar while Thailand counts 20 percent. At the moment the EU progress to foray into the market negotiating an investment protection agreement with Myanmar. But the way to enter…

Deaths from air pollution expected to explode in Asia

Premature deaths from outdoor air pollution are projected to rise from 3 million today to 4.5 million by 2040, concentrated mainly in developing Asia, International Energy Agency writes in a press release. Meanwhile, premature deaths from household air pollution will decline from 3.5 million to 3 million over the same period, although they continue to be…

Progress in Filipino hostage saga – Norwegian is last victim held

A 9-months hostage deadlock in the Philippines finally seemed to loosen up when Filipina hostage, Marites Flor, was released by the militant Abu Sayyaf-group Friday June 24. Last hostage held by the group is Norwegian citizen, Kjartan Sekkingstad. Now President Rodrigo Duterte has promised to help in negotiations for the release of Sekkingstad, the only victim left…

10-year-old Thai-Danish girl turns beer caps into prostheses

Vanessa Kastner collects beer caps – for the benefit of disabled Thai people. The 10-year-old girl from Hee in Western Jutland has started a project to collect beer caps and recycled plastic that can be remade as comfortable lightweight prostheses. Vanessa Kastner herself has roots in Thailand and it was during a family visit in…