New Danish CEO for Diethelm Malaysia

Mr. Niels Holm, currently in charge of Diethelm’s Food and Special Products Division in Thailand as well as Diethelm Trading, Siam Food Services and Customs Clearance Services has as of January 1, 2003 been promoted to President and Group Managing Director for Diethelm in Malaysia. In his new capacity, Mr. Niels Holm will among others…

New Danish Agricultural Counsellor in Thailand

Mr. Poul Skov-Petersen has been appointed Counsellor, Agriculture and Food Affairs at the Royal Danish Embassy,replacingas of 1 October Mr. Jesper Vibe-Hansen. Mr. Skov-Petersen has a solid background within consumer goods working with the East Asiatic Company from 1993 to 1998 in a range of positions and countries in South East Asia. He left EAC…

Sweden leads fight against trafficking in Women

Ms. Gun-Britt Andersson, Swedish State Secretary for Development Cooperation, Migration and Asylum Policy, will on Monday 7 October 2002 open a 2-day conference on Promoting Gender Equality to Combat Trafficking in Women and Children at the United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok. In the afternoon, Mr. Bo Lewin, Professor of Sociology, University of Uppsala, Sweden, will…

Swedish State Secretary opens conference in Bangkok

Swedish State Secretary, Ms. Gun-Britt Andersson, on Monday 7 October 2002 opened the conference “Promoting Gender Equality to Combat Trafficking in Women and Children” in Bangkok. The three-day conference is being co-convened by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) with the support of UN-ESCAP. In her opening…

23 food shipments from South East Asia halted by Swedish FDA

The Swedish FDA has so far during 2002 detected 23 substandard food shipments from South East Asia, writes the Swedish newsagency, TT. It is mainly crabmeat and shrimps from Thailand and Vietnam that have been halted, containing bacteria such as vibrio and salmonella. The highly poisinuous antibiotic chloramphenichol, which is banned by the EU, has been detected…

Sweden keen to help Malaysia create a ‘bio-valley’

Sweden is interested to help Malaysia create a “bio-valley” modelled along a similar set-up operating in her southern region, reports The Star. “We have an interesting cluster of bio-tech companies operating in Sweden, and we would very much like to share our ideas on how Malaysia could benefit from our experience,” Swedish Ambassador Bruno Beijer…

Philipino communists in Scandinavia

A representative of the Philippines Ministry of Foreign Affairs will meet the Foreign Ministers and high juristic officials of Denmark, Sweden, Germany, France and Spain during a trip between 14 and 21 October. The purpose of this mission is to convince the EU governments to keep an eye on members of the Communist Party of…