Latest Scandinavian Myanmar News

Danes abroad, who are moving home to Denmark

Danes abroad who want to move back to Denmark have few places to seek proper information. One website, where most everything you may need is included, is the website of the municipality of Silkeborg. The website has gathered the main advice in one place which is very useful for Danes abroad. Below, this information is…

Food as medicine everyday

– Tips for improved health, longevity through your diet in Asia Isn’t it great to get to know as a westerner in Asia that there are some really beneficial herbs, fruits and vegetable to be found here in abundance! For those of you who have not searched, or did not know, it is never too…

Myanmar court charges Reuters reporters under Official Secrets Act

The Scandinavian embassies in Myanmar are still pleading for the release of two jailed Reuters journalists. Today the court has decided to charge them under the criticized Official Secrets act.  The two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, has been charged with violating the Official Secrets Act, according to Reuters. The Official Secrets…

Swedish Visa application center opened in Yangon

The Embassy of Sweden Bangkok has announced the opening of their Visa Application Centre operated by VFS Global Myanmar Ltd. in Yangon. On July 2, the Embassy’s Migration Liaison Officer, Mr Magnus Petrone, was in Yangon to open the Swedish Visa Application Center operated by VFS Global. The center is now up and running. If…

Norway for addressing Rohingyas’ citizenship issue

At a recent meeting between Norway and Bangladesh, Norway expressed concerns over the Rohingya crisis and gratitude towards Bangladesh for providing shelter for the refugees. At a meeting between Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh Shahidul Haque and the Norwegian counterpart Wegger Strommen, Norway expressed concerns about the ongoing Rohingyan crisis and the following violations of human rights. The…

More EU aid for Rohingya

As the refugee crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar continues the European Commission has released €40 million in humanitarian aid to provide life-saving support to vulnerable Rohingya civilians and host communities in Bangladesh and across Myanmar’s Rakhine State. This comes on top of the €51 million the Commission mobilised in 2017. “The Rohingya crisis has reached…

Sweden launches new developement strategy for Myanmar

A Swedish delegation recently met with the Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Myanmar. According to their Facebook page, they discussed 2Sweden’s humanitarian and development support in Myanmar. The new Swedish development strategy for Myanmar further increases Sweden’s engagements in Myanmar. This means that Sweden is continuously committed to improve the lives of…