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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

Monthly archive

Pakistani politician says she was beaten and paraded naked through streets

Paul Haven - Canadian Press

Islamabad, Pakistan (AP), Dec. 15: A female council member says she was beaten and paraded naked through the streets of her small town by a political rival and his supporters, authorities said Sunday.

Four Fishermen Arrested In Akyab For Murder Of Two Women And Throwing Two Men Into The River

Sittwe, December 16: Four Rohingya fishermen were arrested in Akyab (Sittwe) for murdering and robbing two Rakhine women and for throwing two other Rakhine men into the river while they were crossing the mouth of the Kaladan river on 11th November 2002, according to our source in the Police Department.

Myanmar PM arrives Tuesday

Dhaka, Dec. 16: Prime Minister of Myanmar General Than Shwe arrives here Tuesday on a two-day visit at the head of a large delegation for wide-ranging talks with Bangladesh leaders.

Bangladesh celebrates Victory Day today

Dhaka, Dec. 16: The nation celebrates the Victory Day today with a fresh vow to realise the dreams of those heroic sons of the soil who made supreme sacrifices for the independence of the country 31 years ago.

130,000 km of Asian Highway earmarked for formal commitment in the year 2004.

By K.T.Rajasingham

Asian Highway Project with a new highway network of about 130,000 km covering about 31 countries, with 8 international corridors and 41 sub-divisional roads are earmarked for formal commitment.

You are lucky, 5 cents more you would have been purple.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

There is this just married Chinese couple that decided to
make love on their wedding night in the hotel where they held
their wedding. The wife did not want to get pregnant and
requested the husband to buy a condom from the shop nearby.
When the husband went out, the wife waited anxiously in the
room with all the lights switched off.

LSSP tells LTTE to clean up its act in NE

The Island: The LSSP has urged the LTTE to clean up its act in the North/East if it wishes to gain credibility for its protestations on the nature of its "political" objectives and related activity in the region.

SLFP posers to government and LTTE

The Island:The SLFP on Friday commenting on LTTE leader V Prabhakaran’s heroes’ day speech and the Oslo statement of December 5 sought explanation from the government and LTTE on what "political status, self-determination and complete self-rule" mean among other things. Quoting from Prabhakaran’s speech the party sought explanation on whom he meant by "outsiders" in his speech.

Myanmar leader to visit Bangladesh next week

Dhaka, Bangladesh (AP), Dec. 15: Myanmar's prime minister will visit Bangladesh for two days next week to discuss trade, commerce and possible road links between the two neighbors countries, officials said Sunday.

Mystery ship linked to LTTE?

Colombo, Dec 15: The Indian Navy located a mysterious ship, suspected to be carrying weapons and fuel for the LTTE, about 100 nautical miles off Sri Lanka’s north-eastern coast a few days ago but did not intercept the vessel.

Powdered “Pla-ra” made in Thailand hit international market

Bangkok, Dec 15 (TNA): Dried fermented fish, or “Pla-ra,” penetrates overseas markets in 30 countries after being promoted through a website.

Sri Lankan government and LTTE agree on scheme to end war

By Nanda Wickremasinghe

World Socialist Web Site: 16 Decmber 16 - At the third round of negotiations held in early December in Norway, the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) indicated the nature of the political solution being worked out to end the country’s 19-year civil war.


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