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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 83

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Sri Lanka: Killings Continue With Impunity

There is convincing evidence that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are taking advantage of the ceasefire with the Sri Lankan government to murder political.

SC allows Laloo Yadav to visit Pakistan

Supreme Court permitted Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo and former Bihar Chief Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav to visit Pakistan.

Burmese Young Monks Reminiscing September 08, 1988 demonstration

All Burma Young Monks Union in a statement remembers the 15th anniversary of the 8-8-88 movement in Burma and extend their blessings on all those demonstrators, Buddhist monks, students , workers and peasants who martyred their life for the cause of democracy and human rights in Burma.

A green watchdog that took fizz out of soft drinks

It takes some research and considerable guts to take on the world's two top soft drink giants, but the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), India's top environment NGO, has had years of practice.

Myanmar may free Suu Kyi in two weeks -- report

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose detention since May 30 has sparked international outrage, may be freed within the next two weeks.

Indian envoy to present credentials to Musharraf Saturday

After over three weeks of waiting, India's envoy to Pakistan Shivshankar Menon will finally present his credentials to President Pervez Musharraf Saturday.

Thai general denies report on Suu Kyi release

A senior Thai general denied a report that Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose detention since May 30 has sparked international outrage, may be freed within the next two weeks.

Ministers' spouses sets up 'sufficiency economy' education centre

The spouses of Cabinet ministers have banded together to set up an education centre for the study of His Majesty the King’s ‘sufficiency economy’ philosophy, which will provide skills training to local people and preserve traditional ways of life.

Coalition government likely in Cambodia

Cambodia's election committee has announced that Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Cambodian People's Party has won a majority of votes in the national elections.

204 Indians in British jails

One in seven of the 74,000 inmates of British jails is a foreigner of whom the Indians count 204 and the Pakistanis, 353.

Premier writes to President on Interim proposals dispute : Document one and the same

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga there was only one set of proposals submitted to the LTTE pertaining to a Provincial Administrative Structure and this was the same document submitted to her by him.

Gun permits to MPs on case-by-case basis

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The government decided to end the controversial practice of issuing weapons to all newly-elected MPs.

Sri Lanka: Rights groups say LTTE-linked killings continue with impunity

There is convincing evidence that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are taking advantage of the cease-fire with the Sri Lankan government to murder political opponents.

SC ruling on strikes flayed

Terming the Supreme Court ruling that government employees had no right to strike as one with "disastrous consequences", the Opposition in Rajya Sabha asked government how it proposed to protect the rights of the workers.

Myanmar's children are facing educational and health care crisis, says labor group

Myanmar's government is jeopardizing the future of an entire generation, with children being denied educational opportunities and basic health care.

Militants Raise Bounty on US Soldiers' Heads

Killing an American may now be worth $5,000 to an Iraqi in Saddam Hussein’s heartlands — a quadrupling of the bounty that the US commander in the region said is a sign of desperation among guerrilla diehards.

Myanmar blames opposition for attacks using state media

Military-ruled Myanmar linked three bomb attacks in a northern town this week to opposition groups it accused of plotting against the junta.

SMEs vital for regional economy, says PM

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra put small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) firmly at the centre of the region’s economic agenda when he told delegates to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting on SMEs that such enterprises were a vital component of economic development.

Pipeline Proposal: Mekong, Salween targeted

By Pennapa Hongthong

Water from rivers may be diverted to support PM's grand irrigation vision. Water may be diverted from the Mekong and Salween rivers to facilitate a new pipeline irrigation project, Deputy Prime Minister Suwit Khunkitti said yesterday. Suwit said most people surveyed by the Department of Water Resources supported the project, which was initiated by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Junta looking at Thai road map

By Rungrawee C Pinyorat

Thailand's road map proposal to pave the way to democracy and national reconciliation in Burma is being considered by the elite clique of generals that form the country's ruling military junta.