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Swedish embassy in Yangon welcomes new team member

On 12 January 2021 the Embassy of Sweden section office in Yangon released a welcome note about their new team member, as follow: “We warmly welcome our new colleague Frederik Frisell, who will be replacing Anders Frankenberg as Head of Development Cooperation in Myanmar. Frederik has recently worked with Swedish humanitarian assistance and has visited…

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…

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…

Sweden granted new scholarship to female students in Phnom Penh

The Swedish embassy in Phnom Penh congratulates eight Cambodian female students who have been granted scholarships. The eight students have been granted scholarships to study the English Language Based Bachelor of Law Program (ELBBL) at the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) in Phnom Penh. The scholarships are funded by Sweden through the Raoul…

Swedish Consul General in HK shares his view with RTHK Radio 3

Per Augustsson, Swedish Consul General in Hong Kong shared on 7 January 2020 his view with Money Talk at RTHK Radio 3. In the morning talk with Money Talk, RTHK Radio 3’s flagship business and finance program, the Swedish Consul General talked about Swedish business opportunities, the political situation in Hong Kong, and green recovery.…

TSCC’s networking event on 14 January postponed until further notice

he Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce announced that with the new wave of the pandemic, the risks have been increased. In the interest of health and safety, the event originally scheduled for 14 January has been postponed until further notice. A new date will be set once the situation has improved and it has become safe…

EuroCham member Hyatt Regency opens in Phnom Penh

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, member of the European Chamber of Commerce has finally stepped into the Cambodian market with the opening of its state-of-the-art modern and luxurious five-star hotel. At a press conference, Herman Kemp, general manager of Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, said that he is delighted with the opening of the first Hyatt Regency…

Finnish New Year Cup 2021 postponed to 6 March

The Board of Thai Nordic Golf Society have announced a new date set for the first game of The Finnish New Year Cup 2021 at Laem Chabang International Country Club. The even is postponed due to the recently enforced domestic travel restrictions. The statement said: Due to the current restrictions in travel across provincial boarders…

Asia’s & Scandinavia’s best and worst visa-free passports revealed

Henley & Partners has released the latest results of the 2021 Henley Passport Index which shows how powerful the Asian and Nordic passports are in terms of travel freedom. The Henley Passport Index periodically ranks passports on the level of travel access they offer their holders without a prior visa. The rankings are based on…