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Sweden’s Margot Wallström visits Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam

During 19–23 November Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström visits Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam. Margot Wallström will begin her journey by visiting refugee camps in Bangladesh, to which more than 620 000 Rohingya have fled from violence and abuse in Myanmar since August. In addition to refugees, Ms Wallström will meet representatives of the Government…

Cambodia Communication Institute training opened

On 18 October the Cambodia Communication Institute of Royal University of Phnom Penh organized an opening ceremony of the training course on ‘Access to Information’ phase 3 for journalists and media practitioners. The project is funded by Sweden through UNESCO with the support of Ministry of Information. The ceremony was presided over by H.E Ouk…

55 organisations request to reconvene the Paris Conference on Cambodia

A large number of international and regional organisations, no less than 55, have written a Joint Open Letter requesting to reconvene the members of the Paris Conference on Cambodia. The letter (dated 23 October 20170 was addressed to the Secretary General of the UN, the President of the Republic of Indonesia and the President of…

Sweden expresses great concern for Cambodia’s democracy

The 6th annual human rights dialogue between Sweden and Cambodia took place from 16-18 October in Phnom Penh. The deliberations were led by Sweden’s Ambassador for human rights, democracy and the rule of law, Ms Annika Ben David. The Swedish Government’s press release informs that the Cambodian delegation was headed by the country’s state-owned Human…

Danish freight company Damco opened in Cambodia

Damco’s expertise is not just freight movements, but the entire sequence of interdependent connections that make goods visible and available wherever, whenever. With that in mind, Damco on 5 October inaugurated a new office on in VTrust Tower, Bak Touk, Phnom Penh, for increased customer service. The opening ceremony was presided over by the Guest…

Mass fainting in H&M factory in Cambodia

73 female workers fainted at an H&M garment factory on Wednesday 30 August 2017  in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. However, no problems were found with the factory during a following inspection completed by Labor Ministry officials and local authorities. The workers who fainted at the Berry Apparel factory at about 8:30 were found to have low…

Sweden Alumni Network of Cambodia launched

Sweden’s Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Maria Sargren on 17 August hosted a networking event and the launching of Sweden Alumni Network of Cambodia. The reception marked the first ever gathering for Cambodian students who have been to Sweden to pursue their higher education under the Swedish Institute scholarships and other means. “We are proud to…

Swedish insurance company BIMA and Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) sign agreement

The Swedish insurance company BIMA and the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), officially partnered to increase transparency in business practices, signing a memorandum of understanding at ACU headquarters on Monday August 7 2017. BIMA is the largest life-insurance provider in Cambodia, where corrupt practices make up everyday life. To disassemble Cambodia’s culture of corruption the private sector…

Anders Fagerdahl new Head of Handelsbanken South Asia Pacific region.

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In April 2017, Anders Fagerdahl took over as Head of Handelsbanken South Asia Pacific region. He is based in Singapore and oversees the bank’s business in entire South East Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Australia and New Zealand. He heads the Singapore Branch and is also responsible for Handelsbanken Representative Offices in Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and…

Swedish National Day celebrated all over Southeast Asia

Tuesday 6 June 2017 was a celebratory day for all Swedes around the world, and Southeast Asia was no exception. As the calendar turned to the Swedish National Day, Swedes and the Swedish embassies got out their blue and yellow flags for a celebration of a nation. The tradition of celebrating this date began 1916…