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Viking Cup moved to September due to SARS

Viking Cup, the annual encounter of all Viking football teams from Asia, has been postponed this year to 25-28 September 2003 due to the uncertainties surrounding the SARS virus.       The defending champion, Singapore Vikings, are organizing this year’s competition which traditionally is held in the Easter weekend. This year due to the outbreak of…

Fredskorpset kickstarts first south–south exchange programme

Twenty young professionals within environmental journalism, fishfarming and seismic studies from nine Asian countries – including Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao PDR – participated in an introductory course in Bangkok to prepare themselves for the first south–south exchange programme of the new Norwegian Fredskorpset (Peace Corps).      This exchange programme is organized by Asia Pacific Forum of…

Berli Jucker in a Danish perspective

Last year, Berli Jucker Public Co. Ltd. celebrated its 120th anniversary. This was also the first year under the new owners of Khun Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi of T.C.C. Group, the well known whiskey, beer and property tycoon.       Among the many business partners of the highly diversified Group, there are several Danish companies like Danisco food…

FIO chief denies budget misuse during Swedish royal visit to Thailand

Managing director Chanatt Laohawattana of the Forest Industry Organisation (FIO) on May 6 defended himself over an allegation the FIO misused a 16.9-million-baht budget for a pavilion in Phitsanulok botanical garden to welcome the Swedish king and queen. He said the scheme had been officially approved by the Prime Minister’s Office and Deputy Prime Minister…

Swedish Professor in Thai Food

Christer “Chris” Kridrakorn-Odbratt has his roots both in Bohuslan on the windy southwest side of Sweden and in the capitol, Stockholm. Since his father worked for Ericsson they moved around a lot and Chris was raised in Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, former Yugoslavia and other places. Still he never ever thought that he one day…

SARS impact: key factor is time it takes

The Nordic diplomatic representations and the Nordic business associations in South East Asia were almost unanimous in their evaluation of the impact of SARS on the economic relations between their respective home countries and their current country of residence.      In a quick survey conducted by ScandAsia at the height of the crisis in April all…