Category: General news

SE Asia soon safer for LGBTQ-people with Swedish travel app

Travel, explore, make friends and even find a date – Swedish-made travel application Gayze makes navigating Southeast Asian cities like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta safe and fun for LGBTQ globetrotters. Traveling abroad and being openly gay can be far from safe. With different laws, cultures and norms, gays risks persecution and worse. Two Swedish…

EU latest statement on violence in Rakhine State

The Heads of Mission of the European Union Delegation, EU Member States accredited to Myanmar, Canada and Norway released the statement on “the further escalation of violence in Rakhine State” on 14 March 2019. According to the statement, EU mentioned that the armed conflict between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar military Rakhine in southern…

Scania makes Thailand its new hub in Asia

Scania, a leading Swedish heavy trucks and buses manufacturer, established a new factory in Thailand to serve as a new hub for strengthening its market in Thailand and Asia. With a new facility for truck cabs and bus chassis in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone, Scania’s new factory was considered as the biggest investment (EUR…

Finnish Ambassador attends exchange student’s orientation in Indonesia

Jari Sinkari, Finnish Ambassador to Indonesia visited an exchange student’s orientation organized by a Finnish company, Asia Exchange at Udayana University, Indonesia on 1 February 2019. At the ceremony, the Ambassador along with Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Wyasa Putra, Deputy Rector for Planning, Cooperation and Information and a batch of 100 students from all around…

Swedish Embassy supports Myanmar’s environmental assessment

Swedish Embassy joined in the alumni seminar “The Swedish-funded International Training Program: Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA)” on Thursday, 7 February 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar. Among the attendees were Johan Hallenborg, Swedish Embassy’s Counselor, Ghin Shoute, Swedish Embassy’s Policy Advisor and Gunilla Ölund Wingqvist, environmental sustainability expert from Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development. According to the presentation…