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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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No Extra Fat From This Skin

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

Manchester, England- Tired of eating the same old whipped
cream and chocolate syrup off of naked bodies? The Samsi Japanese
restaurant in Manchester, England is offering its guests a delectable Asian
cuisine served on the bodies of two nude women. Angel Tan, 22, and Kit-Ying Ross, 25, have volunteered to act as human tables for "nyataimori"
nights on Fridays at the restaurant. The Japanese word translates as "adorned
body of a woman." Some dinner choices include lobster, smoked salmon sushi
and garlic udon noodles. The guests may only touch the women in appropriate
ways with the chopsticks. So bring your appetite... and your pants.

Democratization would contribute nation building in Myanmar - Japanese Premier

Prime Minister Koizumi stated that in order for Myanmar to succeed in its nation-building and peace-building efforts, the government needed to make its own efforts toward democratization.

Sri Lanka lists priorities for aid to boost peace

Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 14 - Rebuilding houses, roads and sewage systems in war-ravaged Sri Lanka are the government's priorities for funds it hopes to raise at a donor conference in Oslo, Norway later this month, a Cabinet minister said Thursday.

Prime Minister to seek JVP’s democratic intentions?

by Zacki Jabbar - The Island

The Island:Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to summon the JVP leadership shortly to verify its democratic intentions in the light of the killing of a university student allegedly by JVP affiliated undergraduates.

Government -LTTE peace talks Govt. rules out decision–making role for opposition

by Zacki Jabbar - The Island

The Island:The government responding to President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s proposal to set up a National Committee for Ethnic Reconciliation and Sustainable Peace said yesterday that the opposition would not have a decision making role in the peace talks with the LTTE but will be briefed about the discussions on a regular basis.

Ancient-styled Loy Krathong festival to be held in Sukhothai

Sukothai, Nov 14 (TNA) – The Northern province of Sukhothai will host the ancient styled Loy Kratong festival during November 15-19.

Consumer confidence index continues to drop in October

Bangkok, Nov 15 (TNA) – The consumer confidence index in October has dropped for the second consecutive month, signaling consumers began to be uncertain about the economic situation, according to the University of Chamber of Commerce’s Economic and Business Forecasting Center.

Anti-Muslim Bias Crimes Rose 1700 Percent After September 11

New York, November 14, 2002 - Public officials tried vigorously to contain a wave of hate crimes in the United States after September 11, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Nevertheless, anti-Muslim hate crimes in the United States rose 1700 percent during 2001. The report documents anti-Arab and anti-Muslim violence and the local, state and federal response
to it.

Thai FM hails Iraqi move to accept UN resolution

Bangkok, Nov 15 (TNA) - Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai on Thursday joined the international community in hailing a final decision of the Iraqi government on accepting a key UN resolution unconditionally, saying it was a positive move toward the world peace