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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…

Sweden held Southeast Asia ambassador’s meeting

“The importance of the Southeast Asia region cannot be overstated. The region consists of 11 countries and around 620 million people. Therefore; the Swedish ambassadors conduct annual meetings to discuss common issues and possibilities within the sub-region of Southeast Asia,” writes Embassy of Sweden, section office in Yangon. Meeting in Yangon the Swedish ambassadors discussed…

Denmark to strengthen regional coordination

Danish Ambassadors from accross South East Asia and trade advisors from each embassy’s commercial department met Monday and Tuesday 22 and 23 January 2018 in Singapore to disguss how they could improve the coordination of the efforts in selling Denmark’s core competencies accross the region. The meeting is a regular annual event and included also…

CCHR allowed continue promoting human rights in Cambodia

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) is a non-aligned, independent, non-governmental organization (NGO) promoting and protecting human rights in the Kingdom of Cambodia. CCHR currently has support from Sweden’s Diakonia (for the Human Rights Network Project), while the European Union is among many other international donors. Sida was also a direct donor previously. On 26 November…

Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit 2018 announced

Team Sweden in Malaysia has announced the second Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit to take place in Kuala Lumpur on 6-7 February 2018. The inaugural, successful summit was held in Singapore in September 2016. The second Sweden-SEA Business Summit aims to attract business leaders and decision makers from Sweden and the ASEAN-region by providing a platform…

Sweden to review engagement with Cambodia

The Swedish government takes today’s decision by the Supreme Court in Cambodia to dissolve the leading opposition party, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) very seriously. CNRP received 43.8% of the votes in the 2017 local elections. Recent repressive action against the opposition, media and civil society organizations is a serious backlash for democratic development and…

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…