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Telenor Myanmar expanded its service in Malaysia and Singapore

Telenor Myanmar, a subsidiary of the Norwegian Telenor Group, expanded its non-stop international data roaming service to Malaysia and Singapore, the countries that Telenor Myanmar’s customers travel commonly, according to Telenor Myanmar’s press release on 13 March 2019. After launched the new data roaming service in Thailand last month, Telenor got a positive feedback from…

SE Asia soon safer for LGBTQ-people with Swedish travel app

Travel, explore, make friends and even find a date – Swedish-made travel application Gayze makes navigating Southeast Asian cities like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta safe and fun for LGBTQ globetrotters. Traveling abroad and being openly gay can be far from safe. With different laws, cultures and norms, gays risks persecution and worse. Two Swedish…

Norway’s Embassy hosted breakfast meeting in Malaysia

The Embassy of Norway to Malaysia hosted a breakfast meeting on 13 March 2019 for Ong Kian Ming, Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, and leading Norwegian companies in Malaysia. The meeting provided representatives from the Norwegian companies the opportunity to share their experiences about working in Malaysia. “We would like to thank…

Carlsberg Malaysia appoints new managing director

Ted Akiskalos, currently managing director of Carlsberg Sweden, will replace Lars Lehmann as managing director of Carlsberg Malaysia effective May 1, 2019. According to Carlsberg’s press release on 12 March 2019, Lars Lehmann will be appointed as Executive Vice president in Carlsberg’s executive committee for the Eastern European region and Managing Director for Carlsberg’s business…

Tech investments add value to extensive French presence in Greater KL

Since the mid-90s, Malaysia and France consolidated defence relations, and today French aerospace giants like Safran and Airbus have made Greater KL their regional homes, both for commercial and defence purposes. In 2018, Kuala Lumpur was named a French Tech Hub. The Malaysian capital became the 36th city to connect Greater KL investors, incubators, and…

Norwegian Ambassador to Malaysia at the 14th Parliament opening

Gunn Jorid Roset, the Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia attended the opening ceremony of the second term of the 14th Parliament of Malaysia on Monday, 11 March 2019. “The Embassy wishes all the honorable members of parliament a good and fruitful session.” Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur wrote on its Facebook page. The ceremony…

Norway’s Minister and Ambassador meets Teresa Kok in Malaysia

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Minister of Trade and Industry of Norway, paid a two-days visit to Malaysia on 25-26 February 2019. The purpose of the visit was to meet Teresa Kok, Malaysian Minister of Primary Industries and the representative from the Malaysian Government and the Norwegian Business Community to learn about palm oil in Malaysia. H.E.…

Norwegian Ambassador on Malaysian TV show

Gunn Jorid, the Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia, appeared on Malaysian talk-show “Let’s Talk with Sharaad Kuttan” on the evening of Wednesday, 13 February 2019. A panelist on the show also included the Chief Executive of Urbanice Malaysia, Puan Norliza Hashim and Board of Directors at Adab Youth Garage, En. Ahmad Fawwaz bin Ahmad Shukri.…

High grade of activity,‘ Business Blueprint’ concept: SwedCham Singapore

Since the Swedish Chamber of Commerce (SwedCham) was formed in Singapore its professional business activities have exceeded anything seen under the previous organisational format, known as SBAS. “We have increased the volume of activities by 500 per cent and in 2018 we had on average one event per week! During the one and a half…