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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Okaz: Saudi intelligence denies preparing to topple Saddam Hussein

The chairman of the Saudi intelligence Prince Nawaf Bin Abdul Aziz has denied that his country had practiced pressure on Iraqi army officers to prepare for a coupe to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein.

Security Council calls for urgent action against terrorism

New York, Jan. 20: Foreign Ministers meeting at the United Nations Security Council today called for all countries to take urgent action to prevent and suppress all active and passive support to terrorism, and to comply fully with Council resolutions dealing with the scourge.

Thai PM affirms on one China policy

Bangkok, Jan 21, (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday affirmed Thailand's stance on its one China policy with Beijing, saying Bangkok, on the other hand, will maintain sound economic relations with Taipei

Security Council calls for urgent action against terrorism

New York, Jan. 20: Foreign Ministers meeting at the United Nations Security Council today called for all countries to take urgent action to prevent and suppress all active and passive support to terrorism, and to comply fully with Council resolutions dealing with the scourge.

Pol interlocutor for Naga talks not be appointed soon: Advani

Onboard IAF Rajhans, (PTI), Jan. 21: Expressing confidence that the pace of talks with NSCN leaders is expected to gather momentum in the days to come, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani has said appointment of a political interlocuter is not (not) being thought of immediately.

Mahinda and five PA MPs visit Jaffna

by Kesara Abeywardena

The Island: Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday visited Jaffna with a delegation of the People’s Alliance Parliamentarians for the first time since the ceasefire agreement was signed between the government and the LTTE.

Peace at risk, if Ranil govt. fails - Bandula

by Cyril Wimalasurendre — Kandy Corr.

The Island: If the United National Front (UNF) government led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe goes out of office for some reason or other the peace in the country will be at risk. Since the LTTE has not laid down the arms, bombs will blast in every village and the whole country will return to blood-shed, the Rural Industries Minister and Deputy Finance Minister Bandula Gunawardena said addressing a seminar for UNP local politicians in Kandy on Sunday (19).

LTTE action takes away fishermen’s only livelihood

The Island: The LTTE had abducted 13 Muslim fishermen fishing in the Wakaneri Tank along Punani Road in Valaichchenai and had threatened them with death if they were to be engaged in fishing in the future

Myanmar foreign minister visits India, keen to attract trade and investment

By Ashok Sharma, Associated Press Writer

New Delhi, India, (AP), Jan. 20: India and Myanmar on Monday agreed to hold regular consultations and to cooperate on counterterrorism efforts, an Indian spokesman said.
Myanmar Foreign Minister Win Aung and his Indian counterpart, Yashwant Sinha, signed a protocol for the consultations, said Indian foreign ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna. Details for the consultations will be decided later.

Burmese activists taken into custody for deportation

Some Burmese activists were arrested by Thai authorities this afternoon in Sankhalaburi, Thailand.

U.S. congressman, British lord, tour camp for Myanmar refugees

Mae La Refugee Camp, Thailand, (AP), Jan. 20: A British lord investigating human rights with a U.S. congressman branded Myanmar as "one large concentration camp" as they toured a refugee camp at the border in northwestern Thailand on Monday.

Burmese generals are not in favour of an immediate dialogue.

By - K.T.Rajasingham

Bangkok, Jan. 21: According to diplomatic sources, the chances of a dialogue between Aung San Suu Kyi, the Leader of the National League for Democracy and Burmese Army Generals are very bleak. The present political situation clearly indicates that the army generals who run the Government is not the least interested in entering into any such dialogues.

Project to map Thai DNA variations

By - Pennapa Hongthong

Jan. 21: Thirty-two healthy Thais will be selected by a team of doctors at Ramathibodi Hospital as a group of sample subjects for a Bt3-billion national project to isolate and map 300,000 common DNA sequence variations among Thais.

Thai dogs go for drugs training

Bangkok, January 20, (TNA): A new school opened its doors for the first time today in Bangkok to admit 50 pupils – but none of them are human.

Malaysia: Restriction of freedom of expression hits the Internet

London, Jan. 20: The police investigation of the independent internet news site, Malaysiakini, under the Sedition Act calls into question the pledge by Malaysian authorities not to censor the internet, Amnesty International said today.

Thai PM affirms on one China policy

Bangkok, Jan 21, (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday affirmed Thailand's stance on its one China policy with Beijing, saying Bangkok, on the other hand, will maintain sound economic relations with Taipei


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