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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2760

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Myanmar closes opposition party offices, universities after detaining Suu Kyi

Myanmar's military junta brought detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to the capital on Sunday, sources said, after closing the offices of her party, confining key party leaders and closing universities across the country.

Suu Kyi injured, 70 killed in crackdown: NLD

Burmese democracy groups claim up to 70 people were killed and many more were seriously injured, including Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, when pro-government supporters attacked her motorcade at the weekend.

Sri Lanka seeks talks with Tigers to break impasse

Sri Lanka has asked Tamil Tiger rebels to "clarify" their counter-demands for greater political authority in exchange for ending their boycott of peace negotiations, officials said.

Stalin annointed as the next DMK leader

In a bid to infuse young blood in the party leadership, M K Stalin, younger son of the DMK President M Karunanidhi, was today annointed as the next leader of the party.

Arrest and detention of Suu Kyi and NLD leaders indicates rejection of dialogue process by SPDC

The sudden and shocking arrest of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the top leaders of the National League for Democracy (NLD) by the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) are a very clear indication "the rejection of dialogue process by the SPDC." Karen National Union (KNU) in its statement said lucidly of the intention of the high-handed political chicanery designed and staged by the Burmese army generals.

Ranil says interim administrative structure for NE should not be in conflict with laws of country

Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe says an interim administrative structure for the North-East should not be in conflict with the laws of Sri Lanka which could result in a successful legal challenge.

Jeyaraj asks Marapana to reveal how many killed after ceasefire

PA MP Jeyaraj Fernandopulle wants Defence Minister Tilak Marapana to reveal the number of soldiers and policemen including intelligence services personnel and civilian informants killed since the government reached a cease-fire agreement with the Tigers on February 22, last year

The Island - Correspondent complains of threats by Minister Hakeem.

A.M.Jazeel, our Addala-chenai correspondent, on Saturday evening lodged a complaint with the Akkaraipattu police that Shipping Minister Rauff Hakeem threatened him over what the minister described as news stories critical of him over a period of time.

Democratic Alliance of Burma Condemns arrests of U Tin Oo, Aung San Suu Kyi and others by SPDC.

Democratic Alliance of Burma (DAB) condemns the arrest of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the other leading members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) at Ye Oo in the Sagaing Division in the Northern sector of Burma. The DAB alleged that the act of State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) amounts “state sponsored terrorism”

Bail denied for kamnan in murder of Burmese

The Tak police chief has instructed investigators to deny bail for a kamnan arrested in connection with last month's murder of six Burmese workers. Tak police commander Maj-General Sawek Pinsinchai yesterday also called on anyone else involved in the killings to turn themselves in or risk being "silenced".

Worry over violent sect

The Muslim community in the South is playing host to a dangerous new violent sect that could pose a threat to national security because of its links to extremist militants, according to Defence Minister General Thamarak Isarankura.

Suu Kyi Arrest: Junta tightens screws

NLD’s offices shut down, universities closed, opposition leaders detained to halt protests.

British newspaper: Al-Sahaf lives in Baghdad suburb, fears of assassination attempt

The former Iraqi information minister, Mohammed Saeed Al-Sahaf, is alive and living in a Baghdad suburb - and still wearing his trademark uniform and beret, according to a British newspaper report.

Vajpayee to urge China to allow pilgrims to Kailash via Leh

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee would urge China to allow Indian pilgrims to visit Kailash Mansarovar via Leh during his visit to Beijing beginning June 22, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani said here today.

Australia calls for release of Burmese Opposition leader

The Federal Government has called on the Burmese authorities to immediately release the nation's Opposition leader.