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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2792

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India, Lao to strengthen cooperation in fight against terror

India and Lao today agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism and its support mechanisms as the two sides signed an accord on enhanced cooperation in science and technology.

Unfolding Scenario confirms Burmese Junta solely responsible for May 30th brutal attack.

The May 30th brutal attack on the entourage of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the leaders of the National League for Democracy (NLD) was apparently a well-orchestrated affair by the Burmese generals. A truck driver’s assistant had given an eyewitness account of what happened on that day and how his truck was requisitioned by the Burmese Northwest Army Command. In his testimony he relates how his truck was utilized to transport the junta goon-squad for the attack and how on the way back the dead bodies were carried back in truck and inhumanely disposed.

Red Cross to get access to Myanmar detainees

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will be allowed to visit Myanmar's detained opposition members rounded up last month along with pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, a junta official said on Tuesday.

Uranium seizures prompt security worries

By Krittivas Mukherjee : Indo-Asian News Service

Indian security agencies are seeking to unravel the mystery behind repeated seizures of uranium along the Bangladesh border because of fears that the consignments may be reaching terrorists.

US on LTTE : We will hunt them down and try to stop their finances - Richard Armitage

The United States has said it would continue to "hunt down" the LTTE and force it to give up the use of violence as a political weapon.

Explanation of the Burmese Junta on Suu Kyi detention ridiculous: US

Lashing out at Myanmar's military rulers, US has termed as "ridiculous" the Junta's claim that pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi was under its "protection".

Startling Revelation – Aung San Suu Kyi held in the infamous Insein Prison.

Startling news is now released to the media that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is held in the infamous Insien prison. A source in the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB) revealed that the pro-democracy Leader of Burma is held in the prison and not in the army camp, as told by the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC).

US demands ASEAN take tough stance over Suu Kyi detention

A meeting of South-East Asian nations is expected to release a statement today on the continued detention of Burma's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Peace Mission Fails

By Saleh Al-Neami • Asharq Al-Awsat

Egyptian mediators yesterday left for home after failing to extract a promise from hard-line Palestinian groups to halt attacks against Israel. Participants at the talks on Sunday and yesterday said the parties would be invited by Egypt to continue the discussions in Cairo and reach an agreement.

Govt. to propose District Development Councils for NE before interim admin.

by Kesara Abeywardena

Government’s Chief Peace negotiator minister G. L. Peiris yesterday said that the government would propose the appointment of one or two commissioners for the North-East and the establishment of district development committees to deal with matters connected with development activities until an interim administrative structure is established.

Killing of Tamil opponents to LTTE not linked to MoU - G. L.

by Kesara Abeywardena

Government’s Chief Peace Negotiator Minister G. L. Peiris yesterday said there was no link between the killing of members of Tamil political parties opposed to the LTTE and the ceasefire agreement.

Navy rejects LTTE allegations

The navy yesterday rejected LTTE allegations that the navy boarded the LTTE vessel, fired at crew members and arrested them.

Several LTTE killers in Colombo

by Kalinga Weerakkody

Government intelligence sources revealed that under the instructions of Vanni LTTE pistol group head ‘Praba Master’ several killer cadres have entered the Colombo city to carry out more killings of their potential targets.

Launch of Global Action against Burmese junta on Daw Suu Kyi birthday.

19 June – the birthday of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and also the Women of Burma Day - the day earmarked to launch a massive global action campaign, to support Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burmese democracy movement.

NZ-Thailand trade deal under study

By Brian Fallow

New Zealand and Thailand are studying the feasibility of a bilateral trade deal.

Asian Security Talks Risk Giving Green Light to Repression: Human Rights Abused in Name of Fighting Terrorism

Asian regional security talks taking place in Cambodia this week may encourage human rights abuses in the name of fighting terrorism, Human Rights Watch warned today in a letter to participating governments.

Suu Kyi detention sparks rare dissent at Asian meet

Southeast Asia's main political grouping broke with more than 30 years of diplomatic niceties, turning on one of its own members when foreign ministers urged Myanmar to free Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Advani and Blair discus Indo-Pak issues and Iraq

India's "problems" with Pakistan and the contribution of Indian troops for peace-keeping purpose in Iraq figured prominently in the talks Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani had with British Premier Tony Blair here today.

ASEAN and Thailand have not pressed Myanmar - says PM

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra reiterated today ASEAN and Thailand had not pressed Myanmar to release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.