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Zazithorn Ruengchinda

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

Declassified Norwegian and Swedish diplomatic documents donated to Cambodia

Hundreds of declassified diplomatic reports on Cambodia’s contemporary history from Norway, Sweden, Australia, Britain, Canada, France, New Zealand and Switzerland are among the documents that former Ambassador of Cambodia and a senior private secretary and official biographer to late King Father Norodom Sihanouk, Mr. Julio A. Jeldres, has given to the Documentation Centre of Cambodia…

Finnish ambassador discussed possibilities in green development with Vietnam

Secretary of the party committee, Mr. Lu Van Hung hosted a reception with the Finnish ambassador to Vietnam, to discuss possibilities of cooperation from Finnish firms in socio-economic development planning, e-government building, smart city, and green and renewable energy developing, on 11 December 2019. According to Vietnamese press reports, Mr. Hung said that the province…

Award-winning Danish pianist performing in China 12-15 December

Classical musical fans in China should experience a musical pleasure with the Danish Award-winning concert pianist, Elisabeth Holmegaard Nielsen who is touring around China from 12-15 December 2019. Elisabeth debuted from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 2017, and is appointed by the state art fund to be among the ‘Young Artistic Elite’ –…

Swedish Ambassador Måwe attended Techfest Vietnam 2019

  Swedish Ambassador, H.E. Ann Måwe attended 2019 Techfest Vietnam, together with colleagues from the Embassy and Dr Joakim Appelquist, Deputy Director-General of VINNOVA (The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation) on 4-6th December 2019. Ambassador Måwe was also a main panel speaker, discussed with Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of Vietnam, Tran Van Tung,…

Norway contributes US$ 3mil to reduce ASEAN region plastic waste

The Government of Norway launched the ASEAN-Norway Cooperation Project on Local Capacity Building for Reducing Plastic Pollution in the ASEAN Region (ASEANO) in Jakarta on 9th December 2019. “Norway is proud to launch this project with ASEAN in combating marine litter and micro plastics,” said Ambassador of Norway to ASEAN, Morten Høglund. “Healthy oceans are…

The Swedish consulate general in Hong Kong advice to register if going to Hong Kong

The Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong published official statement for Swedish travellers and residents to be more cautious in certain areas of demonstration, recommend to register travellers’ information to Ministry of Foreign Affair’s website for further assistance and update themselves on official links for transportation. The statement published on 9th December 2019 said:…

SWEA member celebrated Swedish Lucia tradition at flower dome, Singapore

The Swedish Lucia tradition was brought to the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay by the talented “SWEA Lucia Choir” on 1 December 2019. The SWEA (Swedish Women’s Educational Association) choir consisted of volunteers from the Swedish community in Singapore. The choir was joined by the Swedish Embassy staff who treated visitors with ginger…

Danish, Norwegian Myanmar embassies to grant Rakhine state scholarships

The Embassies of Norway and Denmark together with Centre for Diversity and National Harmony (CDNH) will launch a scholarship programme for disadvantaged students from all communities in Rakhine State. Rakhine State continues to face significant development challenges. Ensuring access to quality education is one of the key recommendations of the Rakhine Advisory Commission, and international…

Danish government cooperates with Indonesia to reduce greenhouse gas emission

The government of Denmark has established a cooperation with Indonesian’s  Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in developing renewable energy resources in the provinces of South Kalimantan, North Sulawesi, Gorontalo and Riau. The collaboration was marked by the provision of Danish recommendations to Indonesia through the Regional Energy Outlook. On 5th December 2019, the partnership…