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Danish Coach Inge Thorsen Apologises

Singapore-based Danish dressage trainer Inge Merete Thorsen has according to the website www.Equestrian.com.my in June formally apologized to Masood and Maliha Faizullah Khan. It brings to a close a three-year legal battle. A permanent resident of Singapore who was at that time employed by the Singapore Polo Club, Ms Thorsen conceded that she had taken…

Watch out for the parcels!

Close to one year on the September 11 it is hardly any secret that commercial flights are still not that safe. Several journalists have proved that it remains possible to smuggle dangerous articles on board without is neither metal detectors nor security personnel notices anything. However, this is probably not where the real danger lies.…

New management for Carlsberg Asia Ltd.

Carlsberg Asia Pte Ltd., the 50/50 joint venture between Carlsberg Breweries A/S and the Chang Beverages Pte Limited, will as of 1 October, 2002 gradually change its top management team. The transition will be completed when the present CEO Michael C. Iuul reaches retirement age in January 2003. Ooi Boon Aun presently Vice chairman of…

Company built on chop-sticks

Danish designer in Chiang Mai sells his in many countries – and in shops in Bangkok Not many business people have anything nice to say about the crisis in 97. Or about their competitors. The exception is Hans B. Christensen, owner of “Rice” in Chiang Mai and co-owner of the three “Cocoon” shops in Bangkok.…

One EU-Malaysia Chamber considered

Mr. Lasse Reimann, Denmark’s ambassador to Malaysia, made headlines when he shortly after the Danish take-over of the EU presidency told the press that a proposal to form a Joint EU Chamber of Commerce and Industry was being considered. Mr. Reiman spoke as head of the European Union Group of Ambassadors’ which he headed during…

Danish Dry-Bag moving into the Thai retail market

Tanapol Vanich Co., Ltd. – the exclusive distributor of the Danish product Dry-Bag – is moving into the retail market. So far, the company has mainly focused on Thai exporters and the Thai shipping sector, where Dry-Bag is used to keep the export products dry all the way to the customer overseas. Dry-Bag is composed…

EU disappointed with Anwar’s appeal verdict

The European Union today expressed its disappointment with the Federal Court decision to uphold the conviction of former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim on charges of corruption. “The EU recalls its deep concern about the fairness of the trial that concluded on April 1999 and expresses its disappointment that the verdict has been upheld on…

Danish Thai tourists coming back

Last year, the number of Danish tourist traveling to Thailand dropped 1.49%. By the end of 2001, only 78.728 had come to visit the land of smiles. This year, however, the Danes are coming back in even higher numbers than before. From January till May, the immigration recorded 42,262 arrivals from Denmark – an increase…