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Suspected murderer of Norwegian woman might be in Cambodia

A Japanese man suspected in a murder case of a Norwegian woman in Laos may now be in Kampot, Cambodia, according to posts on social media. Ogu “Hiro” Horoyuki, 38, is on an Interpol ‘Red Notice’ after the body of Nerid Høiness, a 30-year-old Norwegian woman, was found strangled in the jungle near Vang Vieng…

Telenor Myanmar gets involved in assisting Central Committee for Covid-19 prevention

Since 9 April 2020, Telenor Myanmar has been using its platform to raise funds for the National-Level Central Committee for covid-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment through an SMS-enabled donation programme. Telenor is calling on its 22 million customers in Myanmar to be part of the nationwide prevention, control and treatment of covid-19. Customers can send…

The Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya provides help to corona affected residents

The pastor of the Norwegian Seamen’s Church Abroad, Sjømannskirken, Father Annstein Lothe offered a helping hand to the citizens of Pattaya who has been affected by the consequences of the novel coronavirus. Father Annstein Lothe gathered the help of both Norwegian and Thai volunteers to present and offer 300 sets of food to help the…

Norway to support Vietnam in Gender Equality programme

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched a three-year partnership programme with the government of Norway. The programme aims to address ‘gender biased sex selection and related harmful practices in Vietnam’. The programme will be co-implemented by the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the General Office for Population and Family Planning…

The Nordics, Waste4change mobilise to solve Indonesia’s waste crisis

Indonesia’s challenges relating to waste are immense, while this sector also constitutes very promising business opportunities – not least for the Nordic countries. There are huge needs for things to be done. And while the country’s waste situation is so dire, it is mainly thanks to some private sector initiatives that efforts to actually address…

SAS and Singapore Airline cabin crew assisting hospitals to ease workload during Covid-19 crisis

A group of Swedish flight attendants from Scandinavian Airlines SAS who have been laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, are training as assistant nurses to help relieve the load on the overburdened medical departments. Airline cabin crew are considered good candidates to work in hospitals because they are required to complete medical training to…

DTAC created “Young Safe Internet Cyber Camp” for 12-18years old

Today, 10 April 2020, is the last day to apply to “Young Safe Internet Cyber Camp”, organized by Total Access Communication (DTAC) and Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA). The summer cyber camp aims to give the opportunity of leaning by doing experience to adolescents of 12-17 years old, understanding how to use internet safely with…

AsiaOne is ready to take care of dead Scandinavians in Thailand

The Thai Repatriation- and Funeral Service AsiaOne has experienced their first dead Scandinavian client with COVID-19 as the cause of death. The nationality of the deceased Scandinavian is confidential information. AsiaOne is a well-known repatriation service specialized in sending home the remains of deceased foreigners who died in Thailand: essentially making sure the remains of…

Asian countries rank high in new corona-fear survey

Asian countries are more scared to contract the novel coronavirus than Scandinavian countries, according to a new survey from YouGov based on the percentage of 27,000 participants from 26 countries who have reported that they are ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ scared of contracting COVID-19. Amongst the countries are China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan,…