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Zazithorn Ruengchinda

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

Finland signed agreement with UNESCO to strengthen teachers and students in Myanmar

The Finnish Ambassador H.E. Riikka Laatu signed an agreement of 5 Million Euros with UNESCO to continue their support in Strengthening Pre-Service Teacher Education in Myanmar on 21 May 2020. This agreement is to achieve Finland’s aim to invest in strengthening teachers and other need for learners in Myanmar.  

Happy 75 birthday to Pippi Longstocking

The Danish embassy in Bangkok announced a special occasion of Pippi Longstocking turns 75 years today – on 22 May 2020. Happy birthday from the Royal Danish Embassy to Pippi  🎈 🇹🇭🇩🇰🇸🇪🇫🇮🇳🇴 It is exactly 75 years ago since the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren put the last sentence down in the first Pippi Longstocking book.…

Scandinavian governments donate relief fund to Taal volcano eruption victims in the Philippines

Denmatk, Norway and Sweden are part of a multi national donor group of countries that will resume dispersing relief to people affected by the current eruption of the Taal Vocano in the Philippines. The distribution of cash grant was disrupted by the Covid-19 outbreak. The other donors and partners of the relief effort include the Red…

Denmark donates 50,000 masks to Hlaing Tharyar community in Myanmar

Denmark has donated 50,000 medical grade masks for the vulnerable community in Hlaing Tharyar Township, which is one of the most populated townships in Yangon Region with a large number of internal migrant workers. The masks will be distributed through the township’s Covid-19 Prevention and Control Committee to the street vendors and daily wage earners…

Ambassador Kahiluoto visited Vietnam-Finland International School

The Finnish ambassador visited Vietnam-Finland International school in Ho Chi Minh City on 15 May 2020. Currently in-class teaching has resumed in Vietnam on 11 May 2020. Ambassador Kari Kahiluoto, Principal Seija Nyholm, Special Adviser Mac Le Thu Hong and staff members of the school welcomed the news together at the Back to School poster.

Wilhelmsen started crowd funding to support seafarers during Covid-19 crisis

Wilhelmsen, the Norwegian ship management company announced that they have started supporting a crowdfunding campaign by Mission’s Samaritan’s Fund to support affected seafarers during Covid-19 crisis, on 20 May 2020. The Mission’s Samaritan’s Fund helps provide support where it is most needed by seafarers and their families, often in life-changing situations. The Wilhelmsen statement said…

Scandinavians join ‘Cupboard of Sharing’ movements in Thailand

Swedes are participating and sharing to the ones in need, in the “Cupboard of Sharing” – ตู้ปันสุข’s movement in various parts of Thailand. The initiative of “Cupboard of sharing” started from a simple idea: “Give what you can, take what you need.” This movement started within a few days days ago when people started sharing…

Vacancies at the Royal Danish Embassy Bangkok

The Royal Danish Embassy Bangkok published a statement on 14 May 2020. The announcement is regarding available vacancies at the embassy for interested applicants. The highly attractive positions are: – Head of Administration at the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok – Administrative Officer at the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok – Consular Officer at the Royal Danish Embassy…

Norwegian embassy Singapore invited all to share fun 17 May moment digitally

The Royal embassy of Norwegian in Singapore invites all Norwegians (and friends of Norway) celebrating Constitution day on 17 May to join a fun photo challenge. Since Singapore is currently in Circuit Breaker measures to curb numbers of Covid-19 infection along with many countries, This way Norwegians, families and friends living in Singapore can share…