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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2769

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Burma Army uses civilians as enslaved porters

A shocking revelation of the conscription of the civilians to carry supplies as porters is hereby revealed.

Karenni splinter group brutally gunned down a family

Threat of death looms on Kerenni dissenters. Mercilessly dissenters are put to death by the Kerenni splinter militant group. The group demands total submission from the innocent Kerenni people, failure would end up with the killing.

Lankan President wooing Marxists: Sources

Colombo, (PTI), Jan. 26: Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga is wooing the country's main Marxist party in a bid to enter into a possible electoral pact to help her party return to power, political sources said on Sunday.

Lanka awaits Report from Nambiar on Jaffna security

Colombo, (PTI) Jan. 26:: Sri Lanka is awaiting a detailed report on reducing military camps in the island's embattled Jaffna Peninsula from a retired Indian general who would be an advisor to the government, Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

LTTE must lay down arms before political agreement — GL

The Island: Minister G. L. Peiris yesterday assured the military that the LTTE would be asked to lay down arms before entering an agreement on political solutions.

Aid not because of UNF donor countries have recognised LTTE, says JVP MP

The Island: The world’s donor countries recognised the LTTE and has promised financial aid for rehabilitation work in Sri Lanka and not due to the influence or efforts of Premier Ranil Wickremasinghe or the UNF government. Foreign countries had much regard for Anton Balasingham and Karuna, which was revealed at the Oslo meeting. The meeting did not recognise Ranil nor did it heed his appeal for financial aid to Sri Lanka.

The Game

Compiled by: V. Rajeny

A blonde and a lawyer are seated next to each other on a flight from LA to NY. The lawyer asks if she would like to play a fun game? The blonde, tired, just wants to take a nap, politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks. The lawyer persists and explains that the game is easy and a lot of fun. He explains, "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me $5.00, and vise versa."

Iraq: Secretary General Amnesty International questions Powell

London, Jan. 26: How does the threat which Iraq poses today weigh against the threat that American military action poses for human rights and innocent lives in the Middle East?, Amnesty International's Secretary General asked Colin Powell today.

Spiraling Inflation Continues to Dog Burma

Rangoon, jan. 27: Condemned by Western governments for its poor human-rights record, shunned by foreign investors and international financial institutions, military-ruled Burma and its improvised people are now suffering from spiraling inflation.