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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

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Malaysia: Don't Return Indonesian Asylum Seekers

Malaysia should not deport dozens of
asylum seekers detained by the police in a recent crackdown, Human
Rights Watch urged. Most of the detainees have fled the war-torn
Aceh province in neighboring Indonesia.

US demands immediate release of Suu Kyi

The US has demanded the immediate release of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Gazi Baba shot dead

In a major success, security forces today shot dead top Jasih-e-Mohammad militant and mastermind in Parliament attack Gazi Baba in an encounter in Noorbagh area of the city.

New Myanmar PM announces \"road map\" to democracy

New Myanmar Prime Minister Khin Nyunt set out a ''road map to democracy'', promising new talks with detained Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party on a new constitution leading to elections, witnesses said.

We are witnessing beginning of new chapter today - PM

by Rashomi Silva

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe referring to the future talks with the LTTE said that the government has a 'very tough' task ahead of them and described the way ahead as 'hard'.

Moments of Thursday's JVP rally: We have a Green Tiger,White Tiger and a Black Tiger, says Wimal

by Saman Indrajith

JVP Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa addressing the massive crowd gathered at the Lipton Circus said that this flow of people indicated that it was time for the government led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to go home.

PA alleges Tiger arm in Cabinet

By Kasun Yapa Karunaratne

The main Opposition accused the UNF government of jeopardising national security by putting off a deal to upgrade weaponry to the Navy- allegedly under LTTE pressure.

LTTE to control Pak terrorists?

Shiva Sena Janatha Party Leader Bal Thakery has stated that the assistance of the LTTE should be sought to control the Pakistani terrorists.

Megawati's Visit: Fight against terrorism gets a boost

By Rungrawee C Pinyorat

President Megawati Sukarnoputri: "Indonesia and Thailand are determined to intensify our cooperation in the fight against terrorism, including through the exchange of information and intelligence."

My cousin is the best man to head the Army: Thaksin

Prime Minister Thaksin Shina-watra yesterday defended the promotion of his cousin to the Army's top post, saying he was the best man for the job.

Campbell quits

By Matthew Tempest : political correspondent

Alastair Campbell has announced he is to leave his Downing Street job in a shock move mid-way through the Hutton inquiry. His place will be taken by David Hill, a former director of communications for the Labour party.

Ayatollah Mohammed Baqer al-Hakim Martyred in Najaf

A top Shiite Muslim leader, Ayatollah Mohammed Baqer al-Hakim, was martyred in a car bomb attack in an apparent assassination that dealt a further blow to the increasingly embattled U.S. occupation of Iraq.

Mulayam withdraws POTA against UP political leaders

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav announced the withdrawal of all POTA cases against political leaders in the state.

India, Palestine to cooperate against terrorism

India and Palestine agreed to closely cooperate at the U.N., particularly on the issue of fighting terrorism.

India and Myanmar to hold high-level defence talks

India and Myanmar will open high-level defence exchanges, with the Naval Chief Admiral Madhvendera Singh embarking upon a visit to Yangon from September three and Myanmar Air Force Chief Major General Myat arriving here on Monday.

Muslims Arrested in Southern Burma for being Muslims.

Movement of Muslims in Southern Burma are restricted and if found Muslims, the person is detained and harassed.

Government lab finds pesticides in Pepsi, Coke

A government laboratory disclosed that some samples of popular soft drink brands made by Pepsi and Coca-Cola contained higher than permissible levels of pesticides.

New French threat postpones lifting sanctions; Libya announces negotiations with Germany

A French diplomat announced the determination of Paris to veto the British draft resolution to lift sanctions from Libya if it is put to a vote at the UN security council. A matter which pushed Britain to announce postponing the vote on the draft resolution until next week.

Hun Sen declared winner in final Cambodian election results

Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) wasofficially declared winner of the July 27 poll by the National Election Commission (NEC).