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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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Austrian Airline Offers Service to Military-Ruled Burma

Bangkok, Nov. 27: Bangkok-based regional human rights organizations strongly criticized Lauda Air's opening of a new service between Vienna and Rangoon today, dismissing Austrian claims that 'engaging' Burma by opening the service would assist
the troubled country.

Political Prisoners in Burma exceuted secretly by Junta.

Bangkok, Nov. 28: Investigation reveals that the Burmese Junta has executed several Political prisoners secretly.At present the details of those executed are sketchy but private investigations are on to get the clear picture soon.

Aung San Suu Kyi is expected in Rangoon, after two weeks in Shan state.

Bangkok, Nov. 28: Pro-democracy campaigner of Burma, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was due to arrive in Rangoon late Wednesday, but heavy flooding in the north threatened to delay her arrival by a day. She is expected to be in Rangoon by today.

An Arab man in Bahrain has no political and voting rights.

By K.T.Rajasingham

Bahrain is one of the Gulf Countries situated in the Asian continent, which does not allow its Arab citizens any political rights.

LTTE storms police station in Delft

The Island: A group of LTTE cadres yesterday stormed a police station in the Delft Island, Tamil political sources said. Two policemen were wounded in the incident.

Stopping LTTE courts, police stations in N-E: President wants immediate action

by Anura Balasuriya - The Island

The Island: President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has directed the government to take immediate steps against LTTE courts and police stations in the north and east which violate the constitution of the country.

A New publication warns of severe hardship for millions.

Bangkok, Nov. 28: New publication by United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia and Pacific (UN ESCAP) warns of severe hardship for millions. The report warns that another financial crisis - or sudden economic downturn - could result in more severe hardship for millions of people across the region, especially for those in the so-called "informal sector," many of whom are self-employed.

Government is able to repay debts with IMF ahead of time, says PM

Bangkok, Nov 28 (TNA): – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday reiterated the government was in a position to repay debts with the International Monetary Fund ahead of schedule.

The Story of Tongdaeng - becomes the best seller book

Bangkok, Nov 27 (TNA): - His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's bilingual book, the Story of Tongdaeng, has become the best seller book, as its first publication of 150,000 copies were all sold out in one day, according to T.V. news reports.

Committee to Develop Commercial Publications for Academic Purposes

President Chandrika Kumaratunga is to appoint a Committee to develop Commercial Publications for Academic Purposes.

Kenya/Israel: Amnesty International condemns targeting of civilians

Amnesty International strongly condemns the deliberate targeting of civilians in this morning's suicide car bomb attack against an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya.