Latest Scandinavian Myanmar News

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…

Novo Nordisk to offer diabetis treatment to Myanmar children

The Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk will provide free treatment to Myanmar children suffering from type 1 diabetis. The treatment will include medicating the children with Novo Nordisk’s products but also educate doctors and nurses in treating the disease, which, according to a spokesman from Novo Nordisk, kills 60.000 Myanmar citizens – or at least…

Scandinavian embassies call to release of jailed Burmese journalists

The two jailed Burmese journalists still causes uproar in the international society, including embassies based in Myanmar. And on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, the embassies and section offices were seldom quiet on the current imprisonment – not only of the two journalists, but also of the police officer defending them. The…

Danish Ambassador Myanmar: Freedom of Press crucial to Myanmar’s development

Today the two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, once again appear before the court in a case that has been internationally criticized as an attack on the freedom of press. And on the Facebook page for the Danish Embassy in Myanmar, the day began with this picture: For Ambassador Peter…

Danish Embassy of Myanmar: Reuters journalists were set up, release them now!

“WA LONE AND KYAW SOE OO WERE SET UP, RELEASE THEM NOW” This unusual statement comes from the Danish Embassy of Myanmar, who urges the Myanmar judicial system to release two jailed Reuters journalist when they appear before the court today. The journalists were jailed after publishing a thorough article on the killing of ten…