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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2646

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Three Iraqis killed in a raid against Southern Iraq; Questioning head of Technology University

Baghdad, Dec. 27: The UN inspectors yesterday made the second special interview with one of the Iraqi scientists working in the Iraqi chemical, biological and nuclear programs.

As long as LTTE retains military capability High security zones must continue — President

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The Island: President Chandrika Kumaratunga yesterday said that existing High Security Zones (HSZs) in the north-east should remain intact as long as the LTTE retains ‘a military capability’ to target key bases, particularly Palaly and KKS, a presidential aide said.

Lanka protests to US over marine’s drunken manner

The Island: Sri Lanka yesterday protested to the US regarding an unprovoked attack by a US marine on a vehicle carrying a senior Foreign Ministry official near Kanatte junction, Borella on Thursday, official sources said.

Army wants bus passes restored

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The Island: The army wants the government to restore bus passes for junior officers and men deployed in non-operational areas, military sources said yesterday.

Myanmar reiterates denials of using rape as weapon of war

By Grant Peck, Associated Press Writer

Bangkok, Thailand, (AP) Dec. 27: - Stung by criticism from the U.S. State Department, Myanmar's military government issued a new denial of charges that its army uses rape as an instrument of war.

State Dept. Confirms Myanmar Rapes

Washington, (AP), Dec. 27: - The State Department has confirmed the systematic rape of ethnic Shan minority women and girls by the military in Myanmar and says it is appalled.

Myanmar Rejects US State Department’s Accusation

Yangon, Dec. 27: Idea of Using Rape to Achieve Objectives Alien to Myanmar Culture It is Completely Illogical to Allege that it Could Commit Acts that Would Result in Discord Among the National Races .

PM:2003 will be the year of dignity of Thais

Bangkok, Dec 27 (TNA): The dignity of Thais will be recognized in the international community in the year 2003, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Preparation completed for 20th world scout gathering

Chonburi, Dec 27 (TNA) - Preparation for the 20th World Scout Conference, to be held in this eastern province of Chonburi, is now completed.

The doctor had both hands on my shoulders

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

A man with stomach pain goes to the doctor. The doctor tells
him it's constipation and he'll have to use suppositories. The
man is instructed to drop his pants and bend over, whereupon
the doctor shoves the tablet up his ass.

The Nation - Editorial: Let the truth about mass rapes be told

December 28: An investigative report by the US State Department disclosed by The Washington Post this week said that Burmese troops have systematically raped Shan women and girls. The report verified exactly what local groups - the Shan Human Rights Foundation and the Shan Women's Action Network - reported early this year. The US report confirms beyond any doubt that the Burmese junta leaders lied in their denials.