Nilobon Bantoey

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

Norway, Finland and Sweden co-supported project on constitution in Myanmar

International IDEA Myanmar (International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) announced on June 20 that its program titled “MyConstitution” has been supported by its existing partners, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and its recent partners, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Finland and Sweden. MyConstitution is established…

Swedish Ambassador attended EuroCham White book launching ceremony

On July 1, Ambassador of Sweden to Cambodia Maria Sargren visited the official launching ceremony of the White Book 2019 organized by EuroCham Cambodia. The ceremony was presented under the chairmanship of SOK Chenda Sophea, Minister attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary General of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). The White…

Tetra Pak opened its €120m plant in Vietnam

Tetra Pak, a Swedish-based food processing and packaging solutions company, has inaugurated its new packaging factory in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park II in the southern province of Binh Duong on July 3. With a total investment of EUR120 million and recruiting more than 200 skilled Vietnamese employees, Tetra Pak’s new factory is considered the company’s…

Singapore ranked world’s most powerful passports

The Henley Passport Index revealed on July 2 that the world’s most powerful passports goes to Japan and Singapore with a visa-free or visa-on-arrival score of 189. The highest spot among other Nordic countries goes to Finland who sits in 2nd place along with South Korea and Germany with an access to 187 destinations around…

Laos’ Foreign Minister visited Norway

On June 28, delegation from Laos’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs led by Foreign Minister of the Lao PDR Saleumxay Kommasith visited Oslo, Norway for Norway-Lao bilateral consultations. As a part of the visit, Loas’s Minister Kommasith and the delegation attended the meeting where they met with Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide and Norway’s Minister of…

Swedish Envoy to Thailand joined conference on gender equality

Ambassador of Sweden to Thailand Staffan Herrström attended the conference titled “Women, Development and Higher Education” taking place on July 2 at Srinakharinwirot University (SWU) in Bangkok, Thailand. Co-hosted by Professors Without Borders (PROWIBO) in partnership with LSE Ideas, Gulf Futures Center and Srinakharinwirot University, the conference brought together stakeholders from education, NGOs, businesses and…

Finnish man arrested in Thailand over selling hormone

On June 26, Thailand’s Immigration police together with the International Affairs Officer for the Nordic countries and other involved officers arrested a Finnish man Aki Petri Johannes Vartiainen, 39, who has a warrant in his home country for possessing drug and selling illicit hormone. As per a request from the Finnish Police, Vartiainen was sentenced…

Norwegian salmon brought to Wuhan for the first time by cargo plane

18 tonnes of Norwegian salmon transported by a cargo plane from Luxembourg, Boeing 747, arrived at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport on June 25, 2019. According to Xinhua, this was the first time that Norwegian salmon was sent to Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province through a cargo aircraft. Before that, there was only a…

Nokia’s new technology will be deployed first by China Mobile

  Nokia has announced on June 26 that its new AirScale mMIMO Adaptive Antenna (MAA), will be adopted by China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), a Chinese government-owned telecommunication corporation to smooth and speed up the transition from 4G to 5G services. With the ability to efficiently deliver 4G and 5G services while control the costs…