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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2786

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Brutality case against Unocal by Myanmarese in focus

A U.S. court is to decide this month whether some Myanmarese plaintiffs can sue Unocal Corporation in America for alleged brutality, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Myanmarese link to ATS-manufacturing lab established

By K.T. Sangameswaran

In a swift follow-up on recent detection of a clandestine Amphetamine Type Stimulant (ATS)-manufacturing laboratory in Kolkata, which had international links, officers of the south zonal unit of Narcotics Control Bureau have established a dreaded Myanmarese link in the illegal activity.

UN Envoy Meets Myanmar Junta in Bid to Free Suu Kyi

By Aung Hla Tun

A United Nations (news - web sites) special envoy met one of the most powerful men in Myanmar Saturday in a bid to secure the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been detained by the military regime for over a week.

US sanctions on Myanmar based on "imaginary fears" - says Govt

By: Diplomatic Editor Thet Khaing

Economic and diplomatic sanctions imposed on Myanmar by the United States were based on “imaginary fears,” the government said in a statement last week.

Myanmar Regime Blames Suu Kyi but Meets UN Envoy

By Aung Hla Tun

One of Myanmar's most powerful leaders blamed Aung San Suu Kyi's party for violence last week in which at least four people were killed, a sign that the military regime may not be willing to release the Nobel laureate from detention.

US says attack motorcade of Suu Kyi pre-meditated

The "ambush" on Aung San Suu Kyi's motorcade on May 30, which reportedly injured the activist and left some of her supporters dead or missing, was pre-meditated, the US State Department has charged.

US relations with India "very active and positive:"

On the eve of Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani's visit, US has said it views its relation with India as "very active and positive" and that it was trying to get New Delhi and Islamabad to talk on all issues, including Kashmir.

UN Gen Assembly elects St. Lucia minister as its President

The UN General Assembly has unanimously elected External Affairs Minister of Saint Lucia, one among the smallest countries, as the President for its 58th session beginning in September next.

Advani may discuss terrorism, Iraq force on U.S. trip

By Vasantha Arora, Indo-Asian News Service

Terrorism, cross-border infiltration and New Delhi's reservations on deployment of Indian troops in Iraq as part of a stabilisation force are likely to figure in Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani's talks with U.S. officials during his visit here beginning Sunday.

Tolerance of Burmese about to snap, as the organizer of a Demonstration in Bassein arrested

A peaceful demonstration and a protest march, risking all odds, demanding for the immediate release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, was held inside Burma, last Thursday - June 06. The demonstration was held Bassien, in the Pathien division.

Kadirgamar angry over tone of the letter of Bala to Prime Minister

by Uditha Kumarasinghe

The tone of the letter adopted by the LTTE through its theoretician Anton Balasingham borders on the contemptuous. This is not the way to write or deal with the elected Prime Minister of a sovereign state, Presidential Advisor Lakshman Kadiragamar told the PA weekly media briefing yesterday.

Interim council would pave the way for Eelam: Wimal

By Kelum Bandara

The JVP propaganda secretary Wimal Weerawansa yesterday said that all patriotic citizens should express their combined protest against the government's initiatives to grant an interim council, which he said, would pave the way for Eelam.

New moves for UNF-PA coalition

By Shakuntala Perera and Sajeewan Wijewardena

Amidst delays and continuing difficulties relating to the proposed SLFP-JVP alliance, President Chandrika Kumaratunga is considering a coalition with the UNF government with her confidante Lakshman Kadirgamar possibly as interim Prime Minister, PA sources said last night.

Advani dimisses as

Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani today dismissed as "absolute nothing" the controversy over leadership in BJP but another party heavyweight and HRD Minister Murli Manohar Joshi criticised BJP Chief M Venkiah Naidu for "limiting" Vajpayee's image saying he represented the "sum total personality" of BJP.

U.N. envoy presses Myanmar to release Suu Kyi

A U.N. special envoy pressed Myanmar officials on Friday to release pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, detained after an ambush that Washington said may have been instigated by the military regime.

US expands visa blacklist against Burmese leaders

The United States on Friday added more members of Burma's military junta to its visa blacklist, and said further sanctions against Rangoon may soon be taken in response the arrest of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

School Shooting Spree: Girl killed, 5 wounded

16-year-old dies after student fires on classmate; shooter has history of troublesome behaviour, say police

US hopes for Tamil rebel presence at Tokyo donor conference

A senior US official who is currently on a four day visit to Sri Lanka said on Friday that theUS government continues to hope that the separatist Tamil Tiger rebels will be present at next Monday's Tokyo donor conference.

Myanmar: Annan again calls for release of detained democracy leaders

With his special envoy arriving in Myanmar today, United Nation Secretary-General Kofi Annan, for the second time this week, called for the immediate release of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and several other lea

Jobs Squeeze for Indian Workers

By Michelle Delio

Indian tech workers employed by American companies may soon find
themselves in the same position as American workers who say their jobs
were 'outsourced.' U.S. companies are looking for even cheaper labor