Category: General news

Danish drama group to stage adapted play in Shanghai

“The Seducer’s Diary,” a famous philosophical work adapted to stage, is set in a decadent 1930s Shanghai cabaret and explores choices between hedonism and ethics, self-indulgence and responsibility. The play in English, with Chinese subtitles, will be staged by the No Domain Theatre from Denmark, with music by The Tiger Lillies, an award-winning British punk…

Four Danes to hand B800,000 donation to Prostheses Foundation

Kirsten Andersen and Lena Pedersen, both members of Inner Wheel Denmark accompanied by their spouses will travel to Thailand to hand over a donation of 800,000 baht, recieved from the long-standing ‘Can Ring’ project to Prostheses Foundation in Chiangmai on Jan 29. ‘Can Ring’ donation box. The donation has been brought about mostly by members…

Ikea ad upsets Thai Trans group

Thai Transgender Alliance have sent an open letter to IKEA to complain about a ‘negative and stereotypical’ advert, Gaystarnews reported. The offending advert, called Luem Aeb (meaning ‘forget to deceive’), was broadcast on Bangkok’s sky train system from 28 December 2012 to 13 January 2013 and on YouTube. ‘The MTF transgender/transwomen character is openly mocked…

Finnish coach readies for King’s Cup in Chiangmai

The coach of Finland football team was in confident moods yesterday ahead of today’s clash between Finland and Thailand at the King’s Cup in Chiang Mai. The four-team tournament kicks off at the city’s 700th Anniversary Stadium, with Thailand facing Finland after the opening game between Sweden and North Korea. Finland coach Mixu Paatelainen was…

Volvo, Malaysian agency team up for road safety innovation

Swedish manufacturer, Volvo Trucks, has partnered with the Innovation Agency of Malaysia to find innovation solutions to make Malaysian roads safer for both motorcycles and trucks, a Malaysian press reported. According to Bernama, Volvo Trucks Malaysia managing director, Mansoor Ahmed said in a statement that the initiative named Innovative Solutions to Reduce Crashes between Trucks…

Dubious Dane fined, sentenced for reporting false claims

18-year-old Morten Budtz Berthelsen who was found guilty of falsely reporting a gang attack on Phuket’s Kamala Beach on New Year’s Eve has been fined 500 baht and handed down a two-year suspended jail sentence, the Phuket Provincial Court officer said. The court delivered the verdict against Berthelsen, reportedly the son of a senior executive…

SSS website is hacked ‘for the third time’

The Scandinavian Siam Society (SSS) website was hacked again yesterday for the third time in a month, said the association’s chairman Robert Kronberg. Kronberg said he is perplexed by the incident given that the webmaster has successfully created a new website under a new host WordPress.com – which would reduce the security flaws the old…