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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2342

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Myanmar-Thailand to jointly build new power plant

Bangkok, Dec. 26: - Myanmar and Thailand have agreed to jointly build a new power plant in the southern Shan State of the former, according to a VOA news report.

Christmas Day Message - President Chandrika Bandaranaike

"The Bible records for us that about seven hundred years before the birth of Jesus Christ on the first Christmas day, the prophet Isaiah foretold of his virgin birth and named him the Prince of Peace," stated Chandrika Bandaranaike in her Christmas message to the Christians of Sri Lanka.

Pistol fire injures two civilians

Batticaloa Dec. 25An unidentified group had fired at a group of civilians using a pistol who had been on push bicycles in the general area of Aryamapathi about 7.5 km south of Batticaloa on 24 December around 7.00 pm.

Saddam Hussein Message On The Eve Of Christmas

Baghdad, Iraq News Agency, Dec. 24: President Saddam Hussein has sent a message to all Christians all over the world.

That was close. That dog nearly had me.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

A wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa. He took his faithful pet dog along for company. One day the dog starts chasing butterflies and before long he discovers that he is lost. So, wandering about he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch.

Aided by China, Burma bolsters Coco Island force

London, Dec. 25: In a development likely to cause concern to New Delhi, Burma is expanding, with Chinese support, its naval facilities on Great Coco Island, the site of a major signals intelligence facility situated near the strategically important Andaman and Nicobar islands.

Burma bolstering Coco naval set-up

b>London: In a development likely to cause concern to New Delhi, Burma is expanding, with Chinese support, its naval facilities on Great Coco Island, the site of a major signals intelligence facility situated near the strategically important Andaman and Nicobar islands.

Report: Naga Rebels, India PM to Meet

New Delhi,(AP), India: In a major step toward ending a five-decade rebellion in northeastern India, the prime minister will meet in New Delhi this week with leaders of the strongest guerrilla faction, a newspaper reported Monday.

Protest to Rid EPDP from Delft Continues.

Delft, Dec.25: The protest to rid the Eelam People’s Democratic Party would steadfastly continue. Till they leave we will not give up." The people of Nedunthievu – Delft, have expressed their determination to continue with their protest until the final departure of the armed and other cadres of the Eelam People Democratic Party (EPDP) from their island.

China helps Myanmar bolster Coco Island facilities

Rediff.com, Dec. 25: In a development likely to cause concern to New Delhi, Myanmar is expanding, with Chinese support, its naval facilities in Great Coco Island.

BOT affirms rise in international reserve stems from capital inflow

Bangkok, Dec 26 (TNA): – Bank of Thailand’s Governor M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula yesterday affirmed an increase in the international reserve to US$38.1 billion now stemmed from foreign capital inflow, not from a change in asset prices only.

Myanmar, US at odds on drugs decision.

Myanmar and the United States have made different assessments about a decision due by President George Bush on cooperation with Washington in drug control. A statement issued by the Myanmar government last Tuesday (December24) said George Bush had declined to certify Myanmar as a country cooperating with the US in its campaign against narcotics.

Bangkokians spend 1.5 bn bt annually on foretelling fees: TFRC

b>Bangkok, Dec 25 (TNA): City residents have annually spent around 1.5 billion baht on foretelling service fees, according to Thai Farmers Research Center.

Dont like the pipeline? Then dont re-elect me.

Bangkok, Dec. 26: Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra raised the stakes in the Thai-Malaysian gas pipeline controversy yesterday by vowing not to change his stand on the issue - and saying "don't re-elect me'' if he is wrong.


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