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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 73

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U.N.: New Standards for Corporations and Human Rights

The United Nations has taken an important step forward in developing human rights standards for corporations.

Sam Rainsy denied entry

By Marisa Chimprabha

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy will not be allowed to enter Thailand to host a press conference at which he was expected to attack Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and the outcome of the national election.

Malaysia to build first toll highway in Sri Lanka

By Shahanaaz Habib in Colombo

Journey to Kandy to be reduced from three hours to a mere 55 minutes.

LTTE refuses to dismantle Kinniya camp: Trouble-shooter Solheim fails to convince LTTE in Kilinochchi

By Sunimalee Dias

While hectic arrangements are reportedly being made by the LTTE to hold its legal experts' meeting in Paris next week, the Tigers made clear their refusal to vacate the controversial Kinniya camp in Manirasakulam.

Weerawansa points finger at Norwegian embassy to say — \"There lies the Norwegian White Tiger\"

by Saman Indrajith

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, which launched a massive protest in Colombo against the Interim Administration, though scheduled to conclude at Lipton Circus suddenly turned to Ward Place screaming they were going in search of the Norwegian "White Tiger."

Despite LTTE-instigated public protests: Govt. deploys Indian de-miners

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The LTTE has inspired public protests against a government decision to deploy Indian de-miners in the north-east.

Chinese Presence is to Prevent Coup in Burma.

The Chinese army's presence along the Sino-Burma border is to discourage any designs by hard-liners in the military camp to stage coup led by Gen Khin Nyunt.

Sri Lanka jails 254 Pakistan nationals

Sri Lankan has jailed 254 Pakistan men for a period of one year and fined them Rs 50,000 each for trying to smuggle themselves out of the island to Europe.

Smuggled Goods to Burma Seized

Bangladesh Rifle based at Teknaf, in a daylong anti- smuggling drive seized a motorboat with goods in Kauyar Khali Creek of Bangladesh, while it was on way to Burma with smuggled goods.

PM arrives in Sri Lanka for two-day official visit

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra arrived in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, beginning his two-day official visit to the South Asian nation, aimed to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries.

Anti-Terrorism Decrees: Democrats go to court

The Democrat Party will ask the Constitution Court to scrutinise the controversial executive decrees on terrorism - thus, blocking the government's plan to have Parliament approve the legislation this week.

PM visits Sri Lanka in bid to boost trade and religious relationships

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has begun a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka, aimed at strengthening the religious relationship bewteen the two countries and boosting bilateral trade.

Arms dealer held in 3-nation missile sting

By Paul Zach

The only real deal was the arms merchant targeted by US, British and Russian agencies - everything else was a trap.

Hindu centre for elderly South Asians in New York

A Hindu citizens' centre in New York that caters to elderly people of South Asian descent is becoming increasingly popular for its services like vegetarian food and dance, yoga and English classes.

\"Burmese ruling military regime is now occupying our daughters.\"

a Rakhine Muslim girl was abducted while returning from her school, on the last July 9 and married by an Burmese army soldier.

Top militia chief is top drug producer

Rangoon's head of the militia forces in eastern Shan State, Ja Seu-bo, is
also one of the principal drug producer in the region, according to both
Shan and Lahu sources.

Jews alarmed by Gibson film of Christ's last hours

By Andrew Buncombe - in Washington

Mel Gibson's unfinished but hugely controversial film, The Passion, has provoked further criticism after a leading Jewish group had a private screening.

Indian Parliamentarians return from Pakistan

Former Bihar Chief Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav and other members of an Indian delegation of MPs and journalists returned, after a three-day visit to Pakistan.

\"Saddam\" letter urges clerics to declare holy war

A letter purportedly written by deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein called on Iraq's powerful Shi'ite Muslim clergy to call for a jihad (holy war) against U.S. occupation, Al Jazeera television reported.

DMK democracy cry

DMK chief M. Karunanidhi gave a call to "save democracy" in Tamil Nadu following the Jayalalithaa regime's move to derecognise the employees' unions, which had called last month's strike and recent raids by anti-corruption sleuths on at least three former party ministers. But the former chief minister stopped short of demanding the state government's dismissal.