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Singapore removed from WHO’s list of SARS-hit areas

The World Health Organization (WHO) has already removed Singapore from the list of areas with recent local transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and no longer recommends exit screening of international travellers departing from the country.      WHO announced the good news a day ahead of the effective date May 31, which is 20 days…

Norwegian Priest in Singapore appointed new regional duties

Stein Vangen, the Norwegian pastor at the Norwegian Seamen’s Mission in Singapore since October 2002, will this autumn start in a full time job visiting the Norwegian communities in South East Asia.       Stein Vangen’s immediate territory will include Malaysia, Brunei, East Timor, the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan. Possibly also Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, which…

EAC’s shared IT platform to optimize group’s operations

The East Asiatic Company Ltd. A/S (EAC) is setting up a new, shared IT platform to serve the group’s head office in Singapore and Denmark and Nutrition companies in Malaysia, Thailand and China. The operation and service of the new platform will be centralized in a new company, EAC Shared Services, based in Malaysia.      In…

Great Outdoors postpones Malaysia office

Danish Interior decoration company Great Outdoors headquartered in Aarhus Denmark has decided to postpone their plans for establishing an office in Kuala Lumpur. Among others because Vietnam has demanded a lot of the company’s attention, Managing Director Soren Thielke Pedersen explains.       “It should also be mentioned that the factories we work with are highly…

Malaysia Health Care 2003

In order to keep Danish companies informed about the development in the health care sector in Malaysia, the Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has had an interview with the purchasing manager at Gleneagles Hospital in order to get up-to-date information on the prospects for Danish companies. To download and read more in the report Malaysia…

Viking Cup moved to September due to SARS

Viking Cup, the annual encounter of all Viking football teams from Asia, has been postponed this year to 25-28 September 2003 due to the uncertainties surrounding the SARS virus.       The defending champion, Singapore Vikings, are organizing this year’s competition which traditionally is held in the Easter weekend. This year due to the outbreak of…

Bek-Nielsen joins Malaysian effort to clear palm oil misconception

Danish senior executive of United Plantations Bhd., Tan Sri B. Bek-Nielsen, recently joined Malaysia’s latest effort to clear up negative perception among northern Europeans about palm oil industry, saying it is wrong to say that local plantation companies destroyed rainforests in planting oil palm.      “Most of the 3.5 million ha of oil palm hectarage in…

Dumex Malaysia Best Employer 2003

EAC Nutrition’s unit in Malaysia, Dumex (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., was awarded the 2003 Best Employer in Malaysia at an award event in Kuala Lumpur on May 5.      The first-prize is shared with The Ritz-Carlton in Kuala Lumpur.      The Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi, delivered the opening keynote address…

SARS impact: key factor is time it takes

The Nordic diplomatic representations and the Nordic business associations in South East Asia were almost unanimous in their evaluation of the impact of SARS on the economic relations between their respective home countries and their current country of residence.      In a quick survey conducted by ScandAsia at the height of the crisis in April all…