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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Myanmar's democracy leader Suu Kyi guided by United States, official media says

Myanmar's official media lashed out against detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the second day Sunday, accusing her of being a pawn of the United States.

MEP warns UNP of hidden threats from SLMM

The Mahajana Eksath Peramuna called upon the government to reject SLMM proposals seeking access to the Sri Lanka Navys’ electronic logs and an agreement providing the use of the seas by the LTTE which will endanger the sovereignty, territorial integrity and defence of our motherland.

Sri Lankan women in quest of Aung San Suu Kyi

A group of thirty Sri Lankan women have expressed concern over the detention of Burmese leader of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi.

Vijaya Kumaratunga Memorial Hospital: President seeks firm decision

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, in a Cabinet Memorandum has requested the Cabinet of Ministers to take a clear and firm decision, that the free grant of the three-acre land allocated to the Vijaya Kumaratunga Memorial Hospital, Seeduwa would not be assigned or alienated to any other party.

Canadian Tamils urge Norwegians to end Tiger killings

Tamil Canadian Coalition for Peace, Equality and Democracy in Sri Lanka, protested opposite the Royal Norwegian Consulate at Mississauga over the Norwegian-led Scandinavian truce monitoring mission’s failure to prevent a wave of Tiger attacks on their political rivals.

Pakistan to resume Delhi-Lahore Bus service from July 11

Pakistan today announced that it has agreed to the Indian proposal of resumption of Delhi-Lahore Bus service from July 11.

Tamil leader retains leadership despite Tiger pressure

The leader of Sri Lanka's main moderate Tamil party retained his position despite pressure from Tamil Tiger rebels to remove him, party officials said today.

Key part of Iranian twins separation operation half way

An extremely delicate part of a high-risk operation in Singapore to split Iranian twin sisters fused at the head is about half way through after neurosurgeons toiled through the night to separate their brains.

Burmese Students Exhorts for the Immediate Release of Aung San Suu Kyi and Others

Students of Burma extended a vociferous appeal that an independent commission should be set-up to investigate and reveal the truth of the May 30th terrorist attack on democracy leaders and activists.

Thai jasmine rice becomes more popular among Hungarian consumers

Thai jasmine or Hom Mali rice appears to have brighter prospect in the Hungarian market, where the Thai rice is becoming more popular among local consumers, according to a survey.

Bhikku Peramuna wants SLMM out

Jathika Bhikku Peramuna will protest outside the Colombo headquarters of the Norwegian-led Scandinavian truce monitoring mission today, a Peramuna spokesperson said. "We’ll gather near Pettah bo tree around noon and then march to Galle Road office of the SLMM," he said, adding they’ll demand the immediate withdrawal of the mission.

Myanmar foreign minister meets Bangladeshis

By Saleem Samad

The visiting Myanmar Foreign Minister, Uwin Aung, handed over a letter from Myanmar’s head of government to Prime Minister Khaleda Zia.

Pope's comment \"direct challenge\" to nation's sovereignty: RSS

Strongly reacting to Pope John Paul's criticism of anti-conversion law enacted in some states and his call to church to "courageously" continue with evengelisation in India, the RSS today said this was a "direct challenge" to the sovereignty of the country and asked the Government to lodge a strong protest with the Pontiff.

Tamil Nadu refuses to release striking workers despite court order

By Papri Sri Raman, Indo-Asian News Service

The Tamil Nadu government Sunday refused to comply with a court order to release jailed employees who struck work last week in spite of a prohibition against doing so.

Muslims reject Hindu seer's proposal on Ayodhya

By Sharat Pradhan, Indo-Asian News Service

India's most influential Muslim body Sunday rejected a proposal from a Hindu seer aimed at resolving the Ayodhya row, regretting that it contained "veiled threats" and demanded concessions only from the Muslim community.

TN strike order

Paving the way for a possible end to the five-day strike by government employees and teachers, Madras High Court tonight directed the conditional release of arrested employees and ordered that their suspensions and dismissals be kept in abeyance.

Doctors happy with start of surgery to separate twins

A potentially fatal operation to separate Iranian twin sisters Ladan and Laleh Bijani, joined at the head for 29 years, began on Sunday with doctors reporting positive early progress.

350 Palestinians Held by Israel to Be Freed

by Nazir Majally • Asharq Al-Awsat

The Israeli government yesterday paved the way for the release of some 350 Palestinian prisoners in a move designed to bolster the fledgling peace process but which fell short of Palestinian demands.

Photos of Suu Kyi fail to clear doubts

by Marisa Chimprabha

Security agencies remain unconvinced that photos taken of Aung San Suu Kyi are proof she is safe and healthy as claimed by Burmese government, a senior security official said.

2 groups suspected in Pattani attacks

An intelligence source said intelligence agencies had interviewed local people and believed that the Pattani United Liberation Organisation and the Pattani Mujahideen Group had carried out the attacks on police in three districts on Thursday.