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QuizRR: digital tools to safeguard rights & responsibilities and worker engagement

QuizRR is a Swedish-founded start-up (in Hong Kong and Stockholm) that has come up with a successful method to assist brands and suppliers concerning, in particular, rights and responsibilities and worker engagement within the textile and food industries. Global brands and companies engaging in emerging markets often struggle to comply with international conventions and national…

Thailand detains Cambodian opposition leader based in Denmark

Thailand has detained the leader of the Cambodian opposition party Khmer National Liberation Front, Sam Serey, who lives in Denmark. He was detained by Thai police on Thursday the 28th of April at an immigration center north of Bangkok while trying to get his visa extended. The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to Associated…

What will happen to the next generation of Cambodian farmers?

The future of Cambodian farmers is unknown. The country’s political situation is extremely unpredictable and so is the weather. Illegal logging of the forests contributes to climate changes and the farmers’ crops are lost. A small network of forest activists fight to protect the forest against the loggers, but it is not an easy job…

The big International School issue of ScandAsia is out

ScandAsia has released its annual big special them issue on “How to Choose an International School”. The April 2018 issue is 60 pages packed with school articles and advice – plus all the regular news and features on doing Scandinavian business in Asia, being part of the Scandinavian communities in the main capitals of Asia…

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2018 details

The Norwegian Business Association in Singapore presents the seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit (NABS), taking place 16-18 April in Singapore. The summit will explore how to navigate the geo-political landscape in Asia; discuss how to succeed in the time of digitalisation; provide insights on advanced manufacturing, blockchain technologies, white spaces and unicorns; and…

New Business Sweden frontier SEA markets report

‘Capture the growth of the frontier SEA markets’ Swedish companies can, and should, despite expected challenges, invest in the ‘frontier Southeast Asia markets’ – Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. The business opportunities are there – especially within four sectors that Business Sweden (BuS) has pinpointed in its new ‘point of view’ report. In its report BuS’…

Help the Danish police counter sexual assault on children

If you see something that indicates sexual assault on children, do not hesitate to report it to the authorities. But as a Dane new in Southeast Asia, making your way through the local police department can be very hard and complicated. But the Scandinavian police departments are coorporating with the police in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos,…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark issues warning for Cambodia

The Foreign Ministry of Denmark has issued a warning to all Danes staying in the Snuol district in the northeastern Cambodia after police and protesters crashed on March 8th.   On the Facebook page, the ministry writes the following: “On the 8th of March 2018 there were confrontations between protesters and police in the Snoul-district…

Norwegian watchdog urges residents in Cambodia not to vote

The Norwegian-based watchdog Cambodia Watchdog Council International (CWCI) has asked the people of Cambodia not to vote on the upcoming election as long as the former opposition CNRP isn’t allowed to run. In a letter released on Wednesday 21st, CWCI appeals to eligible voters not to participate on July 29th. As long as the opposition…

Corruption still reigns in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is still among the most corrupt regions in the world and, for the most parts, slowly descending into further corruption, at least according to Transparency International (TI) annual Corruption Perception Index. Every year the NGO releases a survey in which the countries are ranked according to the level of corruption that TI ranks…