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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

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Field trip of the Kindergarten class to Police Station

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

Little Johnny's kindergarten class was on a field trip totheir local police station where they saw pictures, tacked to a bulletin board, of the 10 most wanted criminals. One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person.

U.S. Needs to Screen Iraqi Opposition Allies :Denmark Charges Against Iraqi General Welcomed

New York, November 21, 2002: -- The charges brought by Danish police against a former Iraqi general underscores the need for the United States to screen its would-be allies in the Iraqi opposition, Human Rights Watch said today.

Thailand To Set A New World Record On Aerobics

Bangkok Nov. 22:Thailand's Prime Minister will lead an attempt on world aerobics record to focus attention on health gains from physical activity. 70,000 strong aerobics session to highlight benefits of physical activity and gain entry in Guinness Book of Record will be launched today in Bangkok.

No dismantling of eastern military command-Rauff

by Dilanthi Jayamanne and Himangi Jayasundere - The Island

The Island:Minister of Port Development and Shipping Rauf Hakeem asserted that the eastern military command will not be dismantled.

Violent, undemocratic actions of EPDP cause of confrontation in Neduntheevu, says TNA

The Island:The Parliamentary Group of the Alliance of Tamil Parties said yesterday that it desires to keep the country informed of the background and circumstances relating to the confrontation now taking place at Neduntheevu in Kayts, between the public and some members of the EPDP, who claim to have entered Neduntheevu in order to recommence their political activity.

Baghdad: suspension of Babel daily

Baghdad Nov. 21: The Iraqi ministry of information issued a decision banning the issuance of "Babel" daily, which is supervised by the son of the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, for one month as from Yesterday, over violating the laws of the ministry of information.

India to be represented at Oslo meeting

By Amit Baruah - The Hindu

New Delhi Nov. 21. - An Oslo-based Indian diplomat will represent India at a political-level meeting of key Governments in Norway on November 25 to mobilise support for the Sri Lankan peace process.

MOF urges all Thais to help country weather economic storm

Bangkok, Nov 22 (TNA) – Finance Minister Somkid Jatusripitak yesterday called on all Thai people to join forces to help the country weather the storm of external economic uncertainty next year.

Most still reluctant to see transvestites become ministers: Poll

Bangkok, Nov 21 (TNA) – Most city residents remain reluctant to see transvestites become ministers and national politicians, but accept their role in the show business, according to a poll by Ramkamhaeng Unviersity.

Sri Lanka to seek more international support, not just money, at Oslo meeting

Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 21- The Sri Lankan government said Thursday it will seek not just money at next week's international donor meeting in Norway, but more political commitment for its plan to end the country's 19-year civil war.

Sri Lanka Press: Bank Of Ceylon Chairman To Quit End Nov

Yahoo News: Colombo (Dow Jones) Nov. 21 --Ken Balendra will at the end of November resign as chairman of Sri Lanka's state-run Bank of Ceylon, the Daily Mirror reports quoting sources.

Minister Moragoa kept his pledge by Revisiting Kalutara Prison.

Kalutara, Sri Lanka , Nov. 21: Minister Milinda Moragoda, visited the Kalutara prison and was received by the Tamil detainees. This visit was a follow up of the Minister’s visit to the prison on last 9 October, to meet the Tamils youths incarcerated and held without any trial.

Asian Political Parties Conference begins today on an optimistic note

By K.T.Rajasingham

Bangkok Nov. 22: More than 200 delegates from 24 countries representing 67 political parties in Asia are participating in The Second International Conference of Asian Political Parties. The 3-day conference begins today in the Shangri-la Hotel Bangkok and is hosted by Thai Rak Thai Party, Democratic Party and including other political parties in Thailand.

Burma to free 115 political prisoners

Bangkok. Nov.22:Burma's military government says 115 political prisoners will be released in the biggest single release since United Nations-brokered reconciliation talks began two years ago.