Latest Scandinavian Myanmar News

Norway’s peace initiative in Myanmar broken down

The ethnic peace process in Myanmar, which the Norwegian government initiated in 2012 between the Karen nationals and the Myanmar army “Tatmadaw” has definitively broken down. According to Frontier Myanmar, the “Tatmadaw” has resumed killing civilians, destroying villages, and displacing people from their homes, despite early promises of peace. The Norwegian government played a key…

The expensive and long process of settling down in Denmark with a non-EU national spouse

Falling in love with a non-EU citizen comes with a very high price tag for Danes wanting to settle down with their spouses or partners in Denmark. Family reunification in Denmark cost well over DKK 100.000 and critics say that it can put the relationship under strain and be a very long and unsmooth affair.…

Denmark supports curricular development to meet job market demand in Myanmar

With the support of Denmark, the University of Yangon is developing a range of new curricula for their undergraduate programmes, including in subjects such as Computer Science, Industrial Chemistry and Water and Environmental Studies. The new curricula will prepare the students for the demand in the current job market by giving them the required skills…

Latest global mental health statistic is a warning to workers abroad

According to a YouGov survey released in December 2020, suffering from mental health problems including depression and anxiety differentiates according to the country of residence. This is something businesses with overseas workers have to consider. Sarah Dennis, Head of International at Towergate Health & Protection, comments that mental health issues have become a greater problem…

Danish work safety authority in online training session with inspectors in Myanmar

The Danish Working Environment Authority (Arbejdstilsynet) has held an online session with inspectors on machinery safety and noise control at the workplace in Myanmar and how to prevent accidents, according to a statement by the Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar on 19 January 2021. Denmark is a long-term supporter of Myanmar’s labour market reform efforts…

Experts: WHO and China could have reacted to Covid-19 faster

Both China and the World Health Organization (WHO) could have responded more quickly to prevent a disaster when the Covid-19 outbreak was in its initial stages. That is the conclusion from a group of independent experts led by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who have been examining…

The MDBC invites to an online Malaysian Business Briefing event on 22 January

Malaysian Danish Business Council invites to a business briefing on January 22, 2021 that will help you to get a better insight into Malaysia’s current state of parliament, understand the impact of lockdown on foreign industry and what to expect from the impending vaccination program. The Parliament Series is organised by Malaysian Danish Business Council…

Finland’s Education and Training sector event goes online on 29-30 Jan

For students who are interested in studying overseas are invited to join the biggest event for the education and training sector in Finland – Educa – This year the event will take place online on 29–30 January 2021. Read more and register for free here

Denmark supports school and industry partnership in Yangon

The University of Yangon is planning to establish a Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) under the Myanmar Ministry of Education’s Schools and Industry Partnership (SIP). According to the Danish embassy in Myanmar, Denmark provides financial assistance to the Schools and Industry Partnership and believes that establishing CRIs at universities is a great asset for…

Denmark supports young change-makers in Rakhine state, Myanmar

The Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar has released a work update from 8 January 2020. Danish Ambassador John Nielsen gave a speech and engaged in lively dialogue with an impressive group of about 150 inspiring youth representatives from different communities from all over Rakhine State. The group of representatives attended a Youth Camp organized by…