Nilobon Bantoey

Journalist • ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok Thailand

Danish envoy attended occupational safety forum in Myanmar

Organized by the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population and ILO, the two days forum on Safety and Health Forum was held from May 6 to 7 at Nay Pyi Daw, Myanmar. Speaking at the forum, Danish Ambassador John Nielsen gave a speech that highlighted the significant role of enforcement and implementation of Myanmar’s new…

Ericsson and Viettel successfully tested 5G in Vietnam

Viettel, Vietnam’s largest mobile network provider and Sweden’s Ericsson successfully established the first call using fifth generation (5G) technology in Vietnam. As a part of Viettel’s 5G technical testing program, the call enables network connection speed to reach its peak at 1.5 to 1.7Gbps, beyond the theoretical speed limit of the 4G LTE network and…

Finland’s Ambassador talked on Malaysia’s education reform

Petri Puhakka, Finland’s Ambassador to Malaysia had an interview with BERNAMA, Malaysia’s international news service on several mutual matters concerning educational system in both countries as well as new Malaysian government under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. Governing Malaysia for one years since 2018, PH coalition seemed to have a strong interest in Finland’s education…

Swedish singer Sophie Zelmani to perform across China for 13 days

Sophie Zelmani, a Swedish singer and songwriter will perform her concerts in more than 10 cities across China. The China tour this time is Zelmani’s comeback tour–she previously performed in multiple cities in China in 2018. Her upcoming concerts will be performed under name “the Zelmani’s Sunrise Tour 2019” referring to Zelmani’s new album “Sunrise”…

Danish Embassy co-hosted food management workshop

The Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam and the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development co-presented a workshop on food safety management functions held on Tuesday, May 7. Sponsored by the Danida Fellowship Centre–a self-governing institution providing research facilities, studies and training modules under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, the knowledge-sharing workshop was…

Sweden’s Embassy held workshop on poverty analysis

Embassy of Sweden in Phnom Penh hosted a consultative workshop on the Multi-Dimensional Poverty Analysis (MDPA) taking place on May 9, 2019. MDPA workshop was an input to the new Swedish Strategy for Development Cooperation in Cambodia. It provided 70 representatives from over 50 organisations significant information about the several causes behind people’s poverty and…

The celebrations of Europe Day in Myanmar and Malaysia

On May 9 of each year, the EU representatives across the world will celebrate the Europe Day to mark the presentation of the Schuman Declaration in 1950, a pioneer to the European Union who initially proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community. European Union operating in Myanmar and Malaysia are ones among…

Norway’s Telenor and Malaysia’s Axiata in talk on mega merged firm 

Norway’s Telenor is in discussions on joining forces with Malaysia’s Axiata Group to run a mega pan-Asian telco in South and Southeast Asia, according to Telenor’s press release on May 6, 2019. With nearly 300 million customers, the new telecoms hub will offer Telenor and Axiata a way to accelerate growth in a highly competitive market. Reuters reported that an informed source said the value of this merged deal would…

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria arrived in Vietnam

Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden and her spouse Prince Daniel arrived in Hanoi on Monday, May 6. The Crown Princess Couple was welcomed by Vietnam’s Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh who hosted a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on the afternoon of May 6. The visit from the Crown Princess of…