In 1988, The Hon Ambassador Looi Cheok Hun, Ambassador to Norway, stationed in Sweden, and Director of MIDA (Malaysian Industrial Development Agency), Ramli Othman, from London, visited Norway.
They contacted Mrs Mette Karina Thorp (left image) and asked if she could find out how many Malaysians were living in Norway, get in touch with them and send the information to the Malaysian Embassy in Stockholm. Until then, there had not been any register of Malaysians in Norway.
Together with Professer Jan Evensmo of BI, a seminar called "Doing Business in Malaysia" was arranged. Norwegian companies already established there were invited to talk about their experiences, likewise the Norwegian Ambassador to Malaysia and the Malaysian Ambassador for Norway were invited to talk.
During the seminar, an interim Board for the Norway Malaysia Association was established and rules and aims worked out.
ACTIVITES OF THE ASSOCIATION:
Interacting with Malaysia business, commercial, cultural and educational interests visiting Norway.
Providing a forum where members meet to exchange ideas and discuss matters of mutual interest
Periodic dissemination of information relating to opportunities for trade, commerce and investment in Malaysia.
Provision of services to members intending to visit Malaysia for the purpose of business through the use of NMA's contacts.