SBA supports Indonesian book gift to Malmö city library

Children’s books in Bahasa Indonesia will be donated to the city library in Malmö on Saturday 11 October.      The books are a gift from the owner of Kompas-Gramedia Group, Jakob Oetama and the group’s public relations director Juslius Pour.      Shipment of the books from Indonesia to Sweden has partly been covered through a SEK 1000…

Bofors to establish joint venture with PSC Defence in Malaysia

Swedish defence systems company Bofors Defence AB and Malaysia’s PSC Defence Technology Sdn Bhd (PSCDT) will in the second half of October establish a joint-venture company, Bofors Defence Asia Sdn Bhd, to be operational early 2004.      SST Wafa, director of the new company, told Malaysian daily The Star that PSCDT would take a 51 percent…

Medal for long time drug prevention work

Esbjorn Hornberg, general secretary of Sweden’s IOGT-NTO International Institute, has been awarded the medal “For the Cause of Education” by the Ministry of Education and Training in recognition of his contributions to educational development in Vietnam, writes VNA news agency.      As a former activist against the war in Vietnam and now general secretary of the…

Malaysia to link up with Karolynska Institute in Sweden

Malaysia will link up with the world’s largest research centre in Sweden to expand its research in biosciences and biotechnology, Malaysian newspaper The Star reported citing Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng.      According to the health minister, collaboration between Malaysia’s Institute of Medical Research and Karolynska Institute in Sweden will begin next year.      The decision…

AIS signs USD 10 million EDGE contract with Ericsson

The Thai mobile phone operator AIS has selected Ericsson as sole supplier for their EDGE system in the Bangkok metropolitan area.      EDGE stands for Enhanced Data for Global Evolution and is a technology that gives GSM the capacity to handle services for the third generation mobile telephony.      It provides three times the data capacity of…