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Jotun turns to DNV GL’s Veracity platform to optimize delivery of maritime coatings

Jotun is using DNV GL’s Veracity platform to combine external and proprietary data to optimize the delivery of its maritime coatings at port. Veracity creates an ecosystem where users can safely share data and link it to other quality assured datasets to extract value. In this case Jotun is using the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) dataset to ensure it has the right amount of product in the right place.

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Jotun Paints Invests More Than RM60mil in New Powder Coating Factory in Nilai

NILAI, NEGERI SEMBILAN – Leading Norwegian paint company, Jotun Paints (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd today inaugurated a new Powder Coating factory in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan. The major paint manufacturer represented in over 100 countries made an investment worth RM60mil in this new facility, demonstrating its confidence in the local economy while further anchoring its presence in Malaysia. The new state-of-the-art Powder Coating factory will increase by more than double in production capacity and contribute to the company’s bullish ambition to increase market share.

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H.E. Hans Ola Urstad «the best Norwegian ambassador to Malaysia ever”

“Ambassador Urstad and the Norwegian embassy in KL have been a fantastisc support for the Norwegian business community in Malaysia”, says Jorgen Torp, the Chairman of Malaysia Norway Business Council. “During his almost 5 years as ambassador to Malaysia H.E. Urstad has opened doors for Norwegian companies aiming to invest in Malaysia and he has strongly contributed to creating an excellent environment for the companies which are already present in the country. His efforts have been greatly appreciated”.

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Charity Donation 2016


The 2016 MNBC Charity Donation was presented to Pertubuhan Wanita dan Kesihatan Kuala Lumpur (WAKE) during a reception at the Norwegian Ambassador’s residence on the 02.06.2016. Thanks to the generosity of MNBC’s members and the Norwegian Embassy this year’s donation amounted to RM 30,000/-.

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PETRONAS has selected Jotun

PRESS RELEASE: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Sandefjord, Norway - PETRONAS has selected Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) antifouling system for two LNG vessels chartered from MISC. Advanced antifouling coatings and a full suite of performance measurement sensors will now be applied to Seri Amanah and Puteri Zamrud in a move that will increase vessel efficiency, substantially cut fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions by 10%.

Full press release here

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Norway-Asia Business Review

The Norwegian Business Association (Singapore) and the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce have joined hands in publishing Norway-Asia Business Review targeted at the Norwegian business community in South- and Southeast Asia. We are also happy to extend the geographic area to Northern Asia so we cover all of Far East. The first issue was out last month and was distributed to all participants at the summit in Singapore.

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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg attending the Norway-Asia Business Summit

Norway-Asia Business Summit creates and further develops relations between Norwegian and Asian businesses and partners. The summit aim to strengthen the competitiveness of Norwegian businesses in Asia through increased knowledge of political and economic trends, as well as market development in the region.

The summit will take place in Singapore 12-14 April.

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Aker Solutions Malaysia 1st runner up in 2015 Norway-Asia Business Award competition

We are proud to announce that Aker Solutions Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. won the 2nd place in this year’s Norway-Asia Business Award competition (NABA). – The NABA was presented at the Norway Asia Business Summit in New Delhi on Friday the 17 April where about 200 delegates were present. Amongst others the Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr. Morten Hoglund and the Norwegian Minister for European Affairs, Mr. Vidar Helgesen, were present at the summit. So were 11 Norwegian ambassadors based in Asia and a number of high-ranking officials and business people from both Norway, India and other Asian countries.

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Genting - Star Cruises Consortium Awarded Huge Sentosa Casino Proje

Genting International in a consortium with Star Cruises - the owner of Norwegian Cruise Line - has been awarded the second casino resort contract on Singapore's tourist island Sentosa. The $3.38 billion proposal targets family tourists with a Universal Studios theme park a huge outdoor marine park. >> Read more


Morten Lundal, CEO DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd selected most successful Businessman

For a Norwegian CEO,Morten Lundal, work is important, but it is only that. Life is more. >> Read more

Reaching Out

Reaching Out program

MNBC's Reaching Out Program is still supporting the Rumah Ozanam. In the beginning of November RM 18.000 was handed over as a contribution for education aid for 6 childeren living at Rumah Ozanam. This contribution was made possible by the support of Barber International, Digi, Jotun, Jordan and MNBC members. >> Read more

Updating Company Information

We would appreciate if all members and non members reviewed their company information. Any changes can be sent to:


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DiGi Appoints New CMO and CFO

DiGi Telecommunications, partly owned by Telenor ASA, has appointed Johan Dennelind, current DiGi Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Along with Stefan Carlsson, currently CFO of Telenor Pakistan will replace as a DiGi CFO. >> Read more

Norske damer (tidl. Malaysia)

Greetings from Norway!!!!

On March 18th 2006, 28 Norwegian ladies got together for a reunion dinner in Oslo. They have all lived in Kuala Lumpur - maybe you remember some of them? >> Read more

Norwegain Business conference in Singapore.

8th Norway-Asia Conference a big success >> Read more

Telenor taking over DTAC and UCOM

Changes in Telenor ownership in mobile industry in Thailand >> Read more


The Baker officially opens at Starhill

The Baker had their official opening at the Starhill shopping centre on Monday Sept. 19.  H.E. Ambassador Arild Eik was among the speakers and guests.  Starhill is located on Bukit Bintang close to JW Marriott Hotel.


Tan Sri Dato' Dr Mohd Yusof Hashim elected new Chairman of MNBC


The Bakery

New Norwegian Bakery is now open at Starhill and the Curve shopping centre (next to IKEA) >> Read more


DiGi lauches SmartMail

May 24th 2005 Bhd launched SmartMail to strenghten its postpaid offerings for broadband Internet access. Based on the push e-mail technology, SmartMail is offered to a more extencive selection of  devices that include Symbian phones, Pocket PC and smart phones.

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New products from Jotun Paint

Jotashield Flex is said to be the first tintable, strechable exterior paint for surface cracks. The paint is the result of five years of research and development by Jotun Malaysia.

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15 th Anniversary

Malaysia Norway Business Council is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year! >> Read more

H.E Arild Eik, Oyvind Bjorkhaug, Sandy Esslemont, Kamarul Mohamed and Morten Toennesen

Roxar Opens Asia Pacific Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur

H.E. Arild Eik,Oyvind Bjorkhaug GM Roxar Flow Measurement, Sandy Esslemont CEO Roxar, Morten Toennesen GM Roxar Software Solution.  >> Read more

Membership Drive

MNBC are currently running a “Membership Drive”. Now we are offering “no entrance fee” for those who sign up before February 15, 2005.

Please contact Mrs Inger Meyer at 017 6029013, or send e-mail to



Welcome to our website!

The “Norway in Malaysia” booklet is back!

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Welcome to Malaysia Norway Business Council

The main aim of the Council is to provide a forum for discussion and exchanging views on business conditions, both domestic and international, affecting Malaysian and Norwegian firms. The Council is a non-profit making body; it is financed entirely from members' subscription, entrance fees and surpluses arising from specific activities.