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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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China: Dalai Lama Appeals To New Chinese Leadership To Grant Tibet Autonomy

By Jeremy Bransten

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, today urged China to address the issue of autonomy for his nation, warning that the problem could soon become insoluble. The Dalai Lama made his appeal on the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan national uprising against Beijing's annexation of the once independent Himalayan country.

Top Myanmar General in Singapore Hospital

One of Myanmar's most powerful generals is ill and has been admitted to hospital in Singapore, an official from the Singapore General Hospital said on Monday.

Killing cannot be prevented by killing — Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Movement of Sri Lanka said that judicial hanging was one of the few horrors that our country had been spared for over a quarter of a century and the Civil Rights Movement could not credit that the government would now restore it.

Rice exporters seek free trade accord with Sri Lanka

The Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) has sought a Free Trade Agreement with Sri Lanka by government to boost exports of rice.

Sri Lanka Navy sinks rebel freighter

The Sri Lanka Navy on Monday sank a merchant freighter belonging to the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after an exchange of fire off the rebel-held northeastern Mullaitivu coast, killing 11 crew members on the freighter and injuring several navy personnel, the military and the LTTE said.

Myanmar Urges U.S. To Make Proper Judgement Based On Factual Evidence

The people of Myanmar together with its Government are disappointed to learn that the U.S. Secretary of State has unfairly listed Myanmar for "severe violations of religious freedom."Myanmar is a land where the people of all faiths enjoy religious freedom and harmony in practice. The nation also prides herself on the fact that all the major religions of the world flourish side by side in complete harmony, peace and understanding.

Sri Lanka Navy sinks Tamil Tiger ship

The Sri Lankan Navy today sank a Tamil Tiger cargo ship suspected to be smuggling weapons into the island, official sources said.

Excavation at Ayodhya to start on March 12

Excavation at the disputed Ram Janam Bhoomi Babri Masjid site here to find out whether a temple existed beneath the demolished structure would begin on March 12, while action plan for the same would be finalised on Tuesday.

India not to extend facilities if US attacks Iraq without UN sanctions: PM

India would not extend facilities to US if it went ahead with unilateral militacy action against Iraq without UN sanction, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee told an all party meeting here today.

First Judges at New Global Court: U.S. Opposition has Limited Effect

The inauguration of the first eighteen
judges at the new International Criminal Court (ICC) will help to thwart
U.S. efforts to undermine the court, Human Rights Watch said today.

Armoured bike a first for Thailand

The world's first armoured motorcycle, produced by a Thai company known for its bullet-proof vests, will be put to the test on Friday.

Human rights commissioner accuses govt of constitutional violation

The member of the National Human Rights Commission at the centre of the dispute over the government’s heavy-handed drugs suppression measures today launched a stingy attack on the prime minister, accusing him of failing to read legislation and violating both the constitution and international treaties.

Tibet: More Detentions in Sichuan Province

Two Tibetan businessmen have been detained by Chinese authorities, apparently on suspicion of leaking information on the torture and trial of other Tibetan activists, Human Rights Watch said today.

Anti-peace rally in Sri Lanka fuels red alert

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters arrived in the Sri Lankan capital yesterday to protest the government’s Norwegian-backed peace bid with Tamil Tiger rebels, officials said.