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Celebration of Norwegian National Day across SEA

Norwegians across SEA celebrated the National Day of May 17 in commemorating the day of independence with flag parades, activities, games and speeches. The event is considered to be one of the biggest social gatherings of Norwegians.       The National Day is the most important day of the year when Norwegians celebrate their independence as…

Danes across Asia celebrated the Royal Wedding

Throughout Southeast Asia, Danish residents and tourists on Friday night 14 May watched live on big TV screens the wedding of Crown Prince Frederik to Mrs. Mary Donaldson – now Crown Princess Mary – back in Copenhagen.       The wedding was transmitted through a privately leased satellite link arranged by local Royal Danish Embassies across…

Scandinavians in SE-Asia can vote in European Parliamentary Elections

On Sunday, 13 June, 2004 election of members of the European Parliament will take place. Danish, Swedish and Finnish citizens may vote in this election provided they are registered and eligible to vote in national parliamentary elections back home.      Voting may be conducted through postal ballot at all diplomatic and consular representations since Monday, 15…

SBA joins EuroCham as founding member

The Swedish Business Association, SBA, in Jakarta was one of the founding members present when EuroCham, the European Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, had its signing ceremony on Tuesday 11 May.      EuroCham is likely to bring in all bilateral chambers of commerce as members.      But why a European Chamber?      “The most important reason is that…

Oriflame up 20 percent in Asia

The Swedish cosmetics multinational Oriflame grew its Asian turnover by 20 percent to Euro 7.4 million during the first quarter 2004 compared with the same period last year.      Growth in Indonesia was strong and the business in Vietnam, established September 2003, contributed to the larger turnover.      Oriflame is also active in Thailand and India on…

Indonesia broke secrecy agreement with Swedish investigators

Indonesian officials broke a secrecy agreement with the Swedish investigators led by chief prosecutor Tomas Lindstrand and leaked information about visiting dates and identities of individuals interrogated in Indonesia.      This says Swedish foreign ministry sources to Scandasia.      Anyone can see that Indonesian media carried such information, quoting Indonesian officials on prisoner names, during the visit.…

SBA’s new board identify 2004 top issues

The Swedish Business Association, SBA, in Indonesia held its AGM last week.      Its new board consists of Mr Per Brandt, Perstorp, Chairman; Mr Ilpo Saarisivu, SKF, Vice Chairman; Mr Per Thuresson, Lux, Treasurer; Mr Michael Olsson, BMOlsson, Secretary and Mr Stefan Meurling, Surya, as Auditor.      Three main issues have been identified to specifically pursue by…

SAS reduces routes to Bangkok and Singapore

Scandinavian Airlines, SAS, has just announced that there will be a temporary reduction of frequencies on the service Copenhagen – Bangkok – Singapore.      SAS goes down from daily flights to six per week from 27 March to 30 April.      Then on 1 May the flights are cut by half to three per week up to…

Prosecutor team has arrived

A Swedish investigation team led by chief international prosecutor Tomas Lindstrand, Stockholm, arrived in Indonesia on Monday.      They are in Indonesia to investigate alleged links to crime and acts of terror between Swedish GAM residents and GAM members and supporters in Indonesia.      Tomas Lindstrand launched a preliminary investigation last month against GAM leaders in Sweden.…