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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2585

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Local People in Mongton Region Pledge Never to Grow Opium Poppy

Chairman of the Work Committee for Drug Elimination in Shan State (East) Member of Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control Minister for Labour together with officials concerned discussed drug elimination matters with township-level departmental officials, social organizations at Mongton Township Peace and Development Council Office on 21 January.<

Burma: Trade unions protest at waiver of EU visa ban on Burmese dictatorship

Brussels, 27 Jan, (ICFTU OnLine): The ICFTU and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) have protested to the European Union over the attendance of representatives of the Burmese military dictatorship at a Ministerial meeting between the European Union and ASEAN countries in Brussels on 27 and 28 January. On 16 October 2002, the EU Council of Ministers renewed its longstanding visa ban on members of Burmese regime, amongst other sanctions. The ICFTU maintains that by granting a visa to SPDC Deputy Foreign Minister Khin Maung Win, the EU is being inconsistent with its own policy decisions.

PM sets to visit China and US

Bangkok, Jan 29 (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is set to resume his official trips overseas this year, starting off by visiting the People Republic of China late next month and the United States in June.

Jaitley, Shourie, Thakur Sworn in as New Ministers in the Indian Union Cabinet

New Delhi, Jan. 29: Arun Jaitley and Dr C P Thakur on Wednesday returned to the Union Cabinet as Prime MInister Atal Behari Vajpayee effected an expansion-cum-reshuffle of his 39-month old Ministry.