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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2965

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From Thaksin, PhD

Bangkok, Jan. 15: A poem widely-circulated on the Internet titled "Winner versus Loser" impressed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra so much he had it reprinted on metal plates and handed them out to people as New Year souvenirs.

ICRC confirm 2,200 soldiers missing in action

According to news release issued by the PRIU: “Out of 11,000 army personnel reported missing, at least 2,200 are confirmed missing,” ICRC spokesman Sukumar Rockwood told the PRIU today. “The remaining 8,800 are tracing cases,” he said. Tracing is the Red Cross term for locating missing persons.

Burmese and other Refugees discriminated .

Refugees from Burma are discriminated. Allegations of this nature are surfacing about the regional office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Thailand.

Buddha pic irks Sri Lanka

New Delhi (Reuters Variety), Jan. 14: - Sri Lanka has launched a diplomatic offensive against the U.K.-made movie "In the Name of the Buddha," which it claims is blasphemous.

Akashi will not Meet Prabhakaran

By K.T.Rajasingham

Colombo, Jan. 15: Yasushi Akashi, Representative of the Government of Japan, will arrive in Sri Lanka today from India, but it is highly unlikely that he would meet the elusive Tiger Supremo, Velupillai Prabhakaran, during his stay in Sri Lanka till 19 January.

Trial of Myanmar activists in 1990 Thai Airways hijacking case to begin in April

By Chandra Banerjee, Associated Press Writer

Calcutta, India, (AP), Jan. 14: - A Calcutta judge on Tuesday ordered prosecution lawyers to file charges in the trial of two Myanmar pro-democracy dissidents accused of hijacking a Thai Airways plane to India 12 years ago.

Jamir disapproves of Muivah claim

Kohima, (PTI), Jan. 14: Nagaland Chief Minister S C Jamir today ridiculed NSCN(IM) General Secretary Th Muivah's claim that he was a "stumbling block" in finding a settlement to the Naga political problem.

Charges framed against Myanmarese student for - hijack.

Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Tuesday framed charges against the Myanmarese student-turned-journalist, Soe Myint, for hijacking TG 305 despite repeated assurances from both the state and Centre that the case would be withdrawn on humanitarian grounds.

THAI ready to change air routes if war erupts

Bangkok, Jan 15 (TNA): - Thai Airways International Plc (THAI), the national flag carrier, is prepared to alter its air routes in the Middle East if a renewed war between the United States and Iraq breaks out, according to THAI President Kanok Abhiradee.

US officials to check facts relating to attack on missionary

New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 15: Officials from US consulate in Chennai are being sent to Thiruvananthapuram to ascertain facts relating to the attack on a 60-year old Protestant missionary Joseph Cooper by an armed gang of suspected RSS activists in Kilimannur on Monday night.