Eksplosjon i Bangkok. Råd til nordmenn:
‘Norway has today been invited to enter into formal partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. I welcome this partnership, which will give us access to important political arenas and enhance the opportunities for Norwegian companies in Southeast Asian markets,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.
‘More than 200 000 people are affected by the floods in Myanmar, and many people have lost their lives. Myanmar has strengthened its disaster risk reduction and preparedness efforts, but the country still needs external help. Norway is providing NOK 10 million to help ensure that the flood victims are given the support and assistance they need,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.
Lovendringen kan være av interesse for nordmenn med permanent bolig i Thailand. Som følge av endringen vil de med permanent bosted i Thailand, men som ikke har thailandsk statsborgerskap, kunne være pliktige til å betale arveavgift både på thailandske samt offshore eiendeler. I Norge er arveavgiften fjernet fra og med 2014.
On July 2nd, the Norwegian ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Kjetil Paulsen, presented the World Medical Center in Bangkok with the DNV GL’s International Accreditation Standard for Hospitals. The World Medical Center is the first hospital in South East Asia to be accredited, a recognition of the quality of their services.