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Asian separatist leaders in Sweden

The terror bombing in Bali may have political repercussions for Sweden. Several leaders of separatist organisations from South East Asia, who fight against democratically elected governments in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, live in Sweden. Up to now without much questions asked about their doings there. One of them is Mr. Hasan di Tiro, the…

Successful Sweden Day at Chulalongkorn University

Over 300 students from Sasin and Chulalongkorn University on June 27th gathered at Sasin Hall to participate in the student business day, named Sweden Day. The event was arranged by Project Thailand, a Swedish student project consisting of eleven students from two of Sweden’s most prominent schools; Stockholm School of Economics and The Royal Institute…

Swedish paper bag concept 30 years in Thailand

When Khun Vivat Antaprasit, CEO of Asia Paper Bag Co Ltd. visited a paper bag factory in Sweden in the early 1970’s he got the idea to establish a similar product in Thailand. Today Khun Vivat looks back at 30 successful years of paper bag manufacturing in Thailand. His factory was back then the first…

Swedish IFS to implement software solution in Jakarta

Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) has dicided to implement a complete human resources solution from the Swedish software supplier IFS. The IFS purchase is part of the terminal’s commitment to develop and improve labour relations. JICT, who signed the contract with IFS in September, is the largest container terminal in Indonesia with an annual handling capacity of 1.85…

Swedish authorities detect contaminated spices from Thailand

The Swedish FDA has issued a report warning that recent samples of spices from Thailand have been contaminated with salmonella (Typhoid?!). The positive tests were made in shipments of coriander, long beans and basil…Full story in Swedish as published by Syd Svenska Dagbladet: 26/9 2002 Salmonella i kött och thaikryddor Livsmedelsverkets nya undersökning visar att vart…

Swedish gives Vietnam 2.5 Mill. US-dollars

Sweden will provide 24.5 million Swedish krona (US$2.5 million) in non-refundable aid to Vietnam to help the latter implement a ten-year socio-economic development strategy (2001-2010) and study anti-corruption solutions. Two agreements to this effect were signed in Hanoi yesterday by Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Vu Huy Hoang and Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Marie…

Swedish booth at Expo 2002 in Vietnam

Sweden will be among the seven foreign commercial services who will have a booth at the Expo 2002 to be held by the Ho Chi Ming City’s Department of Trade from October 9-14, 2002. The others are Australia, New Zealand, Italy, and the Indian and American Chambers of Commerce, as well as Hong Kong Trade…

Finnair aiming for business travellers

Mr. Jarkko Harmala, Finnair’s new Sales Manager for Thailand and Australia, will be going more actively for among others the local business community flying frequently to Scandinavia. “One of my goals is to make Scandinavian and Thai business travelers discover, experience and use Finnair’s new business class to Europe. It is the best one available…

Phuket remains top Swedish destination

Phuket remaintains a top spot for Swedish travellers according to reports from Swedish tour organizers. In an interview with Star Tours, Thai daily Poochatgarn writes that this operator alone brought some 30,000 Scandinavian tourists to Phuket during the last high season from November 2001 until April this year. Star Tours’ Phuket bookings for this season…