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Export to Asia saved Nordic Gin House during the pandemic

The Danish company Nordic Gin House has aligned with new global partners in China, Singapore, Vietnam and Myanmar in the midst of the pandemic, to secure export opportunities and save the company from closing down. In order for the small company from Hørsholm, Denmark to survive during Covid-19 restrictions that closed the doors to the…

FIFA men’s U20 World Cup in Indonesia postponed to 2023

The young football talents will not be allowed to play in the championship planned to be held in Indonesia next year, as the International Football Association (Fifa) have postponed the men’s U20 due to challenges of the corona pandemic. The FIFA U-20 World Cup is the biennial football world championship for male players under the…

Danish Trine Tveen Nielsen received Malaysian Women Leaders Award 2020

Danish Trine Sofie Tveen Nielsen, Executive Director of Malaysian Danish Business Council released recently a thank you note for having received the Malaysia Women’s Leader Award 2020. Trine Sofie Tveen Nielsen was given the award based on her contribution in building a sustainable leadership pipeline, for support and encouragement to gender, diversity and inclusion at…

Ambassador Geelan met with the Malaysian Deputy Secretary-General of Multilateral Affairs

On 22 December 2020 the Malaysian Deputy Secretary-General of Multilateral Affairs, Dato’ Nadzirah Osman received a courtesy call from the newly appointed Danish Ambassador to Malaysia Kirsten Rosenvold Geelan. Both exchanged views on various multilateral issues such as Denmark’s candidature as a Non-Permanent Member of United Nations Security Council for the term 2025-2026, peacekeeping, and…

Danish Embassy in KL suspends passport applications for grownups

The Royal Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur announced on 22 December 2020 that the embassy will cease to accept passport applications for applicants aged 12 and above on 1 February 2021. After this date, applicants can submit their passport applications at any Danish Embassy with full passport service or at a any Borgerservice center in Denmark.…

Malaysian-Danish Business Council connected members online

Malaysian-Danish Business Council (MDBC) initiated more interactions with members in December through online platforms during the past year. The Executive Director Trine Tveen Nielsen invited corporate and SME members to online one-on-one meetings to learn much more about their company and its expertise, successes and challenges. On 11 December 2020, Trine Tveen Nielsen had an…

Norway update travel restrictions effective from 13 Dec

From 13 December 2020, the rules for quarantine hotels upon entry into Norway have been changed, according to Norwegian Government’s announcement on the same day. The most important changes are as follows: • Those who can document permanent housing in Norway can stay there during the time of quarantine, regardless of whether the residence is…

Norwegian Aker Solution to deliver offshore systems to Kristin Sør oil and gas field

Norwegian offshore oilfield equipment maker Aker Solutions has signed a letter of intent with compatriot Equinor for the delivery of a subsea production system to the Kristin Sør oil and gas satellite fields offshore Norway, part of which will be produced in Malaysia. The contract value is about NOK 1 billion ($114,3 million), with options…

The Danish service group ISS plans to sell its activities in Taiwan

The Danish service group ISS, which is responsible for everything from cleaning to canteen operations and on-call service, is preparing to sell contracts worth DKK four billion a year. Stated in a press release by ISS, the Danish group plans to sell its activities in Taiwan, Russia and Portugal and has presented its strategy for…

World Food Programme received the Noble Peace Prize: “Food is the pathway to peace”

On 10 December 2020, Executive Director David Beasley accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 on behalf of the World Food Programme. In the closing statement of his Acceptance Speech, Beasley highlighted the simple connection between feeding people and creating peace. He brought attention to the millions of people on the brink of starvation and…