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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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Beware of SPDC’s Agents

Tin Shwe, Chairman, All Arakan Patriotic Youth Forum
Has warned of the increasing number of State Peace and Development Council’s agents.

Myanmar denies opposition leader staging hunger strike

Myanmar's military government brushed off U.S. assertions that detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi had started a hunger strike and her own supporters also said they could not confirm the report.

India all set to receive Ariel Sharon

By P. Jayaram :Indo-Asian News Service

Indian officials plunged into preparations to receive Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a day after seeing off Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabeel Sha'ath.

Maran being flown back to Chennai from US on Sept 6

Union Minister Murasoli Maran is being flown back to Chennai from the United States on September 6 and would be admitted to a hospital there for further treatment, DMK President M Karunanidhi said today.

Madhu road cleared

by Ranil Wijayapala

The obstacles placed on the road leading to the Madhu shrine have reportedly been cleared by the LTTE following messages that the Defence Ministry has taken measures to lift certain restrictions on civilians on the road.

TNA urges PM to get forces out

TNA MPs A. Vinayagamoorthy and Gagendrakumar Ponnambalam have sought Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe’s immediate intervention to get the security forces out of residential areas in the Jaffna peninsula.

SLMC insists on separate delegation

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has decided not to participate in peace talks if the Muslim deputation is not allowed to represent as a separate group.

One night LTTE ordeal for a group of pilgrims

By Laggala Sunil

A group of 51 pilgrims from Matale have been kept under house detention in a LTTE camp for one night on their way to Nagadipa and released later.

Reforming Burma: PM backs junta's road map

"There is no longer any need for the government to help draft a Burma "road map" since the new Burmese prime minister unveiled his own version."- Thaksin Shinawatra said.

Southern Separatists:More police will die, says group

Muslim separatists suspected of killing nearly 40 police officers in the South over the past two years vowed to kill more officers in revenge for the death of a key member at the hands of police.

Indonesian president ends official visit to Thailand

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra led Thai cabinet members, military leaders and government officials to send-off Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri at the Chiang Mai Airport, ending her fruitful three-day official visit to the kingdom.

Myanmar must be broadminded for national reconciliation, says PM

Myanmar must be broadminded for the national reconciliation by having ethnic groups to participate in the process of drawing up a new constitution, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Tamil Tigers Preparing Own Proposals to Revive Sri Lankan Talks

Tamil Tigers rebels will respond within a month to an offer from the Sri Lankan government to revive peace talks that have been stalled since April.

U.S. says Myanmar's Suu Kyi on hunger strike

The U.S. State Department said Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi had gone on a hunger strike to protest her detention by the country's military rulers and said Washington was concerned for her safety.

Jaya hits back with website language revamp

Tamil Nadu is taking its two-language formula of using both Tamil and English to the worldwide web.

JeM militants identify Gazi Baba

Some arrested Jaish-e-Mohammad militants identified the body of Gazi Baba substantiating the BSF claim that the outfit's top ultra was killed in an encounter on Saturday.

NCGUB Says Military's 'Democracy' Plan 'Nothing More Than Political Ploy'

The plan announced recently by General Khin Nyunt to revive the national convention, draft a constitution, and hold elections following a national referendum is nothing more than a political ploy to ease mounting international pressure and prolong military rule.

Burma Announces Democracy Roadmap

Burma’s military government announced a seven-point roadmap towards democracy yesterday that includes "free and fair" elections to be held under a new constitution, according to the newly installed Prime Minister Khin Nyunt said in his first speech.

59th UNESCAP Commission Session Open Today in Bangkok

"A deadly epidemic may, if not dealt with in the most effective and expeditious manner, be more dangerous to the world than the impact of war," said Korn Debbaransi, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand when declaring open the second phase of the 59th annual Commission Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.