Category: General news

Malaysia declares Covid-19 state of emergency until 1 August

Malaysia has declared a national State of Emergency to battle the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed as many people in the past two months, as in the first 10 months of 2020 in Malaysia. The Palace said on Tuesday 12 January that King Abdullah Ahmad Shah has assented to the government’s request for an Emergency…

Danish badminton player defeats world champion at YONEX Thailand Open Super Event

Danish badminton player Mia Blichfeldt got off to a dream start in the opening round of the YONEX Thailand Open Super tournament. Part of the Badminton world elite is gathered under strict corona restrictions in Bangkok to play three major tournaments. Two editions of the Thailand Open and the season finale. The first tournament got…

Winner of logo contest ’50th anniversary of Norway-Vietnam diplomatic ties’ found

Mr. Arild Haugan, Norwegian Honorary Consul in Ho Chi Minh City awarded on behalf of the Norwegian Embassy 1st prize winner Ms. Do Vuong Nguyet Linh on 7 January. Ms. Linh is a third-year graphic design student of the Architecture University in Ho Chi Minh City and the winner of the Embassy’s Logo Contest for…

Behaviour change in focus for Ulrika Brunner and Inspire Group Asia

Kuala Lumpur-based Ulrika Brunner, who has already had a long career in Asia, has just climbed up another step at her career ladder: appointed CEO at Inspire Group Asia (a New Zealand company). Inspire Group offers bespoke learning solutions that are engaging, impactful and that resonate, in order to help solve business challenges and shift…

China, Vietnam and Denmark most positive about Covid-19 vaccine

According to a 32-nation study in December, China, Vietnam, and Denmark had the highest levels of Covid-19 vaccine acceptance. The survey was done across 32 countries with almost 27,000 respondents and coordinated by the Milan-based Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research (WIN). Polling firm Taloustutkimus carried out the Finnish part of the survey. Vietnam, China,…

Thailand secures 63 million doses Covid-19 vaccine with vaccinations scheduled to start next month

According to the Thai Cabinet, Thailand has secured deals for a total of 63 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from different pharmaceutical manufacturers. The vaccine will be given out in phrases, with the first phase planned to begin next month. The first shipment contains 200,000 doses of vaccine from Chinese Sinovac Biotech and the…

Swedish Li Zhihui could face death penalty if extradited to China

Swedish Falun Gong activist Li Zhihui, 53, risks being extradited to China after he has been detained in Poland for almost two years. The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is involved in the case and has according to Expressen, Swedish newspaper, expressed their worries in a letter sent to its Polish counterpart. In the letter…

Swedish Foreo successfully fights Chinese copycats in court

Foreo, Swedish skincare and beauty tech brand received $ 500,000 in compensation for design infringement after a ruling by the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court in 2019. The never-before-seen compensation has motivated the company to continue to use the law to protect its intellectual property rights over its creations. Foreo has praised the Chinese legal system…

Nokia selected as DTAC’s first 5G RAN partner in Thailand

Norwegian controlled DTAC has selected Finish Nokia as its first 5G RAN partner in a three-year deal covering the North and North Eastern regions of Thailand. Nokia will play a key role in enabling a faster rollout of new 5G services as demand increases as well as ensuring that DTAC’s network performance is fully 5G-ready.…