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Sweden appointed new envoy to China after bookseller scandal

The Local Sweden reported on April 18 that Sweden appointed Helena Sångeland as new ambassador to China after the former ambassador, Anna Lindstedt is now being investigated for involving in secret meetings with Angela Gui, the daughter of imprisoned bookseller, Gui Minhai. Before taking the position, Sångeland had worked as Swedish ambassador to countries in…

Monitor ERP System Levels Up in Asia

Monitor ERP System Sdn Bhd recently celebrated the opening of their new ASEAN headquarters in Penang, Malaysia. On that same day, the Monitor ASEAN team held a launch event for their latest product offering, MONITOR G5. 10 years in developing, and 40 million Euro invested, MONITOR G5 comes to the Malaysian Market to help manufacturing…

Sweden to become major destination for skilled Filipino workers

Harald Fries, Swedish Ambassador to Manila, revealed that Sweden is ready to become one of the most attractive destinations for professional and skilled Filipino workers who wish to work abroad and bring their families with them. As reported by the Manila Bulletin on April 21, 2019, the Ambassador told that the welfare provided by Swedish…

Karri Kivela new Executive Director of EABC

Karri Kivela, former Executive Director of the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC), has been appointed new Executive Director of EABC. Mr. Kivela assumed his new position at EABC on April 18th, 2019. In a news release, EABC President Stefan Molnar highlights Karri Kivela’s experience not only in the private sector but also in the chamber…

Singaporean students secured top award at Hackathon in Sweden

The team of university students from Singapore won one of the top awards at Sweden’s largest Hackathon event taking place in Stockholm from 4 to 6 April, 2019. 5 members of Vattn, the team’s name, consisted two Singaporeans, Adelric Wong and Neo Ann Qi, one Singapore permanent resident, Yanisa Suratpipit and two Swedish members, Philip…

A celebration of Nordic Day in Malaysia

The Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Honorary Consulate of Iceland in Malaysia co-hosted a celebration of Nordic Day for the second time on April 11, 2019 at JW Marriott Hotel in Jalan Bukit Bintang, Malaysia. The celebration started with a seminar on Green Growth – Sustainability through Innovation by a keynote speaker…

Vietnam joined Ericsson to embark the first IoT innovation Hub

The Vietnamese government held the inauguration ceremony of Vietnam’s first Internet of things (IoT) Innovation Hub at Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park in Hanoi on April 10, 2019 in collaboration with Ericsson, a Swedish leading multinational networking and telecommunications providers. Based on the MoU signed between Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology and Sweden’s Ericsson company…

Monitor ERP System Malaysia levels up to conquer Southeast Asia

10 April was an auspicious Swedish day in Penang, Malaysia as Monitor ERP System both inaugurated their new, expanded Asean headquarters and launched their enterprise resource planning (EPR) system’s fifth generation (G5). With owner Jörgen Persson and Group CEO Morgan Persson flown in for the occasion Monitor impressed Sweden’s Ambassador to Malaysia H.E. Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt,…

Swedish Minister “condemns” Brunei’s new anti-gay law

On March 28, 2019, Margot Wallström, Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs wrote on her Twitter account concerning the announcement of Brunei’s strict Islamic law punishing adultery and homosexual sex with death by stoning. The Minister wrote that the new law introduced recently by Brunei that punished adultery and homosexual sex with stoning to death is…