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Malaysia retained its seat in IMO council

Malaysia not only managed to retain its seat for the eighth consecutive term at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council under Category C during a recent re-election.  It also won a record number of votes with 142 out of 165 member countries,in London, 29th November 2019. Malaysia has now held its seat on the IMO…

Unique Monitor ERP System Malaysia – OCBC Bank MoU supporting SMEs

On 27 November the Monitor ERP System’s Malaysian subsidiary landed yet another milestone for 2019 by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with OCBC bank. This new partnership will enable lending support to SMEs wishing to purchase the Swedish cutting-edge ERP system for manufacturing. “Financing of software is, as we all know, very rare. So…

Malaysia announced ban on discharge wash water from open-loop scrubber

Malaysia has joined the major bunkering hubs of neighbouring Singapore and UAE’s Fujairah in effecting a ban on discharge of wash water from the open-loop style of exhaust gas cleaning systems, more commonly known as scrubbers A shipping notice – MSN 07/2019 – hosted on the website of Malaysia’s department of maritime affairs, Jabatan Laut…

Preparing new Nordic expats-to-be

Seasoned employers know that being properly prepared is key for a successful posting in Asia, while minimizing the risks – and they prepare their employees accordingly. Nordic employers mostly prepare their assignees well for their posting in Asia to achieve a successful foreign assignment. While learning the cultural do’s and the don’ts may be critical…

Finns soft-launch Waste-To-Value Centre in Singapore

On 14 November, initiated by Finnish experts and with support from the Embassy of Finland, a Waste-To-Value Centre was soft-launched in Singapore, with Ms Katri Kulmuni, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland in attendance. The Waste-To-Value-Centre was inaugurated in connection with a seminar at Nanyang Technological University, whose Nanyang Environment & Water…

Telenor enters classified app market: Takes 32 pct. stake in Carousell

Telenor Group, the Norwegian multinational telecommunication company, has signed an agreement with Carousell, one of the world’s fastest growing classifieds, in Singapore on 21st November 2019. Johan Rostoft, head of online classifieds at Telenor, said in a statement: “We have built a profitable and high-growth marketplace business serving millions of users every single day. This…

SWEA World meeting, 300 Swedish ladies conquer Dubai!

SWEA 40 years young. During November the 14th until 17th, 300 Swedish women gathered together in Dubai for the World meeting and 40 years SWEA celebration. We were three of us participating from Bangkok. Most of us arrived a day earlier and many stayed a couple of days after the meeting, as two trips one…

Nordic Forum Circular Economy, Energy held in Kuala Lumpur

On 9 October a Nordic Forum on Circular Economy and Energy took place in Kuala Lumpur featuring prominent Nordic as well as Malaysian speakers. The Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in Kuala Lumpur, together with the Honorary Consulate General of Iceland, hosted this forum, in the sidelines of the 10th International Greentech &…

Finnish indoor exercise park in Kuala Lumpur

Superpark Malaysia is a Finnish exercise park providing a safe space for adventurous activities for children and adults, located at Avenue K shopping centre in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. The first Superpark idea started in Finland year 2012, When Taneli Sutinen watched his daughter play in an outdoor park and he thought that there must…