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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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Saddam and sons were in Baghdad for a week under sight of occupation forces

Accusation continue by some that the owner of the house where the two sons of President Saddam Hussein lived had betrayed them. A relative of the owner of the house where Ode and Qusai Saddam Hussein were killed on Tuesday in al-Musil said that Sheikh Nawaf Muhammad al-Zeidan received yesterday a reward of 50 million dollars from the American forces.

Gnanakone storm now in Australia

'The Australian' , the equivalent of the London Times, has highlighted Capt. Charles Gnanakone as an agent of the LTTE known for "money-laundering and smuggling guns for the Tamil Tiger terrorists group of Sri Lanka". He is also "named as a major financial backer of the outlawed group".

Chiang Mai safety centre opens for APEC SME summit

Industry Minister Somsak Thepsuthin presided over the opening of a safety centre in Chiang Mai, to ensure the safety of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation's (APEC) delegates, who will converge on this northern city for a conference on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) early next month.

Mahant Paramhans critical

The condition of ailing Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas chief, Mahant Ram Chandra Paramhans Das, is critical and he continues to be on ventilator.

Myanmar envoy faces tough mission across Asia

By Jane Macartney, Asian - Diplomatic Correspondent

The welcome for the Myanmar Foreign Minister Win Aung, who will be the special envoy of Myanmar's ruling military, will not be as warm as it would have been before the junta threw democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi into jail, after a violent clash between her supporters and a government mob on October 30 and it is further said that, he will not be looking forward to his visit this week to Indonesia and Thailand.

Man injured after bomb explodes in Cambodian capital

A bomb has exploded outside the headquarters of the royalist FUNCINPEC party in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, just hours after the start of a general election.

Burmese Junta attempts to Divert Attention from Depeyin Massacre

In a vicious endeavor to divert the peoples’ attention from the "Deepeyin Massacre," the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), on 19 July, engineered a riot between Muslim and Buddhist communities at Pyinmana Town in Mandalay Division located in the central Burma.

Press conference clarifies arrest of those who attempted to detonate bombs and those who were in contact with anti-government organizations together with explosives

A press conference to clarify the arrest of those who attempted to commit terrorist acts by detonating bombs on Arzani Day and those who were in contact with the anti-government organizations together with explosives was held at the Tatmadaw Guest House on Inya Road here this morning.

Manipur CM escapes unhurt, two securitymen killed in attack

Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh today escaped a militant attempt on his life but two of his security guards were killed and four others seriously wounded in the attack on his convoy at Wangjing, about 35 kms from Impala.

Proposals to ensure N-E Muslims' rights out soon

By Nilika Kasturisinghe

A committee formed to ensure the rights of the Muslim community of the North and East is to present the common proposals of the Muslims.

Top Tiger arms merchant released

The highly secretive operations of the KP Department - the self styled arms procurement unit of the LTTE - in Kampuchea has been laid bare there with the arrest of a Sri Lankan national.

Rajitha stops Trinco visit: First Tiger protest over SLMM ruling

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The LTTE directed its first protest at the Norwegian-led truce monitoring mission in Trincomalee ordering a general shutdown to protest the monitors’ call to vacate the newly established Manirasakulam (Kurankupanchan) camp.

DMK Labour front to file interlocutory application in SC

DMK affiliated Labour Progressive Front today said it would file an interlocutory application in the Supreme Court on Monday on complaints that Tamil Nadu Government had not fully implemented its advice to reinstate the dismissed employees.

'Bangladesh not cooperating in checking terrorism'

By Syed Zarir Hussain, Indo-Asian News Service

India accused Bangladesh of not cooperating in checking cross-border terrorism and evicting Indian separatists holed up inside that country.

Lessons From the Killing of Uday and Qusay

by Amr Mohammed Al-Faisal

I have never been a supporter of Saddam Hussein or his regime. Nor do I wish them well today. However, the way that Uday and Qusay were killed needs to be examined carefully so as to derive useful lessons.

'Assassination Plot: Twelve arrested by junta

Rangoon says it foiled plan to kill 5 members of regime; pans road-map idea.

Cambodian voters begin casting ballots

Cambodia's eligible voters began casting ballots early Sunday to vote for a new National Assembly, which will appoint a new government for the next five years.

SLMM backs Army on LTTE burial

The SLMM ruled in favour of the army as officers strongly objected to an LTTE move to bury a dead cadre at Periyamutte, Murunkan in the government-held area.

‘Smarter’ passports with new series

by Namini Wijedasa

The Department of Immigration and Emigration will launch a new series of high-security passports, some of the features of which are being closely guarded in an effort to prevent a fresh wave of forged or tampered travel documents.

Son ordered to apologise: Jayalath

by Shabana Ibrahim

Rehabilitation Minister Jayalath Jayawardena said he had rapped his son, Kavinda, sharply and ordered him to unconditionally apologize to the police constable he had allegedly slapped early on Friday morning following an incident near the St. Bridget's Convent.