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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2787

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Royal praise

Bangkok Jan. 01, 2003: His Majesty the King, in a New Year's speech yesterday, expressed his appreciation for this year's generous donations to the country's flood victims.

PM leads New Year countdown at Suphachalasai National Stadium

Bangkok, Jan 1 (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra led all Thai people for a grand New Year countdown to welcome the year 2003 at a celebration, organized by the Mass Communication Organization of Thailand (MCOT) and 12 other public and private agencies at the Suphachalasai National Stadium here.

Iran, Russia will not offer Saddam Hussein asylum

Both Iran and Russia yesterday denied news rumored recently by the mass media on the possibility of offering the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein the right of asylum to one of the two countries in order to spare an American war against Iraq.

Sexual Strike in Sudan

Translated by Vera Solovieva

Former teacher of a Sudan university Samira Akhmed had decided to put an end to the 19-year civil war tearing the country to pieces and declared a sexual strike.

Naga BJP alleges manipulation in electoral rolls

New Delhi: Alleging that the Congress government in Nagaland, led by S.C. Jamir, has manipulated the electoral rolls to its advantage in the run up to the Assembly elections, the state BJP has called upon the Election Commission to delete the names of bogus and underage voters from the lists besides removing multiple entries.

SJS, NJC want permit for LTTE to operate radio station cancelled

By Kesara Abeywardena

The Island: The Sinhala Jathika Sangamaya and the National Joint Committee yesterday went to courts calling for a cancellation of the permit to operate an FM radio station to the LTTE and the forfeiture of the radio equipment imported by the Norwegian Embassy.

LTTE imposes tax on sand

by Kalinga Weerakkody

The Island:The LTTE activists in Akkaraipattu have imposed a tax of Rs. 100 from every tractor load of sand from last week under the guise of engaging in political activities.

They demand property from HSZ

The Island: A protest was staged in front of the Jaffna AGA’s office on Decenber 30 by a group of people urging the government to release property within the high security zones, the Army website reported yesterday.

No lowering of guard along LoC: New Army Chief

New Delhi,(PTI) January 01, 2003: Declaring that Army will be on an "unrelaxed vigil" in Jammu and Kashmir, the new Army Chief General Nirmal Chandra Vij today said the troops would simultaneously assist the Government in pressing ahead with its initiative for restoring peace and normalcy in the state.