Kristene Silva Marie

Swedish lady in a wheelchair robbed in Rayong

Anna Julin, a 42-year-old Swedish tourist in Rayong, lost her passport, cellphone, iPad, and camera  after two men snatched her bag outside a Rayong market. The thieves had initially asked to use her cigarette lighter but snatched her bag and escaped on a motorbike instead. Pol. Lt. Sanor Rattanapholsaen, Deputy Inspector of the Rayong police station received the…

Volvo chooses Malaysia as Asean manufacturing hub

Carmaker Volvo, which operates under the company named Swedish Motor Assemblies Sdn Bhd (SMA) locally, has chosen to operate out of Malaysia instead and had recently consolidated its Asean operations to a single location here. According to StarBizWeek, SMA’s managing director David Stenstrom said in a recent interview that Volvo, which had previously operated out…

NORDOX 2012 just around the corner

The Nordic Documentary Film Festival, NORDOX, 2012 will begin its seventh anniversary celebrations in China on Saturday, 20 October, with a selection of films from all five of the Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland. There will also be a traveling festival program to Shanghai and Guangzhou, a Nordic photography exhibition and a panel discussion on…

Filipino nurses prepare to work in Finland

Finland will soon be welcoming another wave of nurses from abroad, this time from the Philippines. More than 10 million Filipinos have left their country looking for greener pastures elsewhere. They represent one tenth of the population. With unemployment rife among nursing professionals in the Philippines, many are looking to find availability abroad. So far…

Malaysia participates Copenhagen Conference

The Third Copenhagen Conference on the Handling of Detainees in International Military Operations is taking place in Copenhagen on 18 and 19 October. The international conference will have participation from numerous countries, including Malaysia, which has been an important partner and participant in the process since 2007. The conference is the third of its kind…

REC cautions impending solar and silicon unit losses

Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) acknowledged that its third-quarter results, due on 24 October 2012, may again fall short of expectations, potentially diminishing the future of its Singapore plant. The company, which finalised its plans for winding down its Norwegian wafer division via organised bankruptcy two months ago said that the “very challenging market conditions” drove…

Norway in 10th ASEM Finance Ministers’ meeting

The Norwegian Deputy Finance Minister Hilde Singsaas participated in the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Finance Ministers’ meeting in Bangkok which was held on 14 and 15 October 2012. This participation marked the first time Norway was represented in this forum. The ASEM is an informal trans-regional platform for dialogue and cooperation between the two regions and…

Yangon art festival with Finnish cinematographer Pekka Niskanen

The Third Blue Wind Multimedia Art Festival for female artists will be held in Yangon from November 23 to 27, 2012 with highlights including a directing workshop led by Finnish cinematographer, Pekka Niskanen. First held in 2010, the festival has attracted the participation of local female filmmakers and video makers, photographers, installation artists, writers, poets…