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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2610

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Korea and Burma Businessmen Meet.

Numerous varieties of South Korean products recently have found ready market in Burma said a Rangoon businessman.

Burmese Politics: New panel to oversee charter

By Supalak Ganjanakhundee

The Burmese military junta has named a new commission to oversee the drafting of a new constitution in the first step towards implementing its recently announced "road map" to democracy.

Securing The Summit: 10,000-man force planned

A 10,000-strong police force and hundreds of military commandos will safeguard world leaders and other delegates during next month's Apec summit in Bangkok in the most elaborate and extensive security arrangements seen in Thailand.

LTTE warns India to stop supplying arms to SL

Eastern province LTTE chief Karuna in an interview given to the Tamil newspaper Thinakural has warned India that she should refrain from supplying arms to Sri Lanka.

Prabha hails Eelam police: Rare public appearance to open Kilinochchi headquarters

By N. Parameshwaran

LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran making a rare public appearance to ceremonially declare open the Head Quarters of the Tamil Eelam police in Kilinochchi, said this unit during the past ten years had worked in a disciplined and people-friendly manner to minimise the crime rate in the North.

Tigers oppose National Sports Festival in Jaffna

The LTTE vehemently opposes a decision to hold the 29th National Sports Festival in Jaffna in late September.

US expanding ties with Lanka, says Armitage

The bloodshed and abuses in Sri Lanka have kept the United States at arm's length for some time. But with improved hopes for a lasting peace and the election of a government with a firm belief in strong international ties and a sound economy, the United States has a rare opportunity to expand bilateral relationship with Sri Lanka, said Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.

Mualayam wins trust vote by huge majority

Aided by BSP rebels, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav tonight comfortably won the vote of confidence in the state assembly with a huge margin of 90 votes.

Korei sets demands for becoming Palestinian PM

By Matt Spetalnick

Ahmed Korei, Yasser Arafat's nominee for Palestinian prime minister, said he would accept the post only with U.S. and European guarantees of support and Israel's commitment to ease its military crackdown.

Over 1,000 Myanmar labourers given leave to remain for 1 more year

The Mae Hong Son provincial authority has extended the residence permits of over 1,000 Myanmar labourers by 12 months following a long-awaited Cabinet resolution allowing foreign workers to remain in Thailand for a year past the original 26 September 2003 deadline.

Hamas Leaders 'Walking Dead'

By Nazir Majally * Asharq Al-Awsat

Israel said it wanted to wipe out the Islamic resistance movement Hamas and that all group leaders were “dead men.”

Fifteen wounded in Israeli strike

About 15 Palestinians have been hurt after at least three Israeli missiles struck the home of a member of the Islamic resistance group Hamas in the southern Gaza Strip.

Sri Lanka opposition divided over Tamil peace bid

Sri Lanka's Marxists said they failed to form a common front with the main opposition due to disagreements over the deadlocked peace process with Tamil Tiger rebels.

Mulayam all set to win trust vote on Monday

With a breakaway Bahujan Samaj party faction already joining the ruling coalition in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister, Mulayam Singh Yadav appears to be all set to win the trust vote in the State on Monday.

Tamil Nadu CM seeks PM's intervention for release of fishermen

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today sought Prime Minister A B Vajpayee's intervention in securing the release of 34 fishermen of the state languishing in Sri Lankan jails.

Arafat proposes ex-negotiator as Palestinian PM<br>

By Wafa Amr and Mohammed Assadi

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat nominated moderate parliamentary speaker Ahmed Korei as prime minister on Sunday, a decision that could lift fading peace hopes.

Iran's Ambassador Back to London

Iranian foreign ministry said that its ambassador to London, called home after a former Iranian envoy to Argentina was arrested in Britain, was returning to his post, but warned relations would only worsen unless the detained former diplomat was released.

S'pore set to have foreign university

By Sandra Davie

In Two years, Singapore is likely to have taken its biggest step to date towards capturing a greater share of the $US2.2 trillion (S$3.9 trillion) international student market - by then it should have a foreign private university to cater to such students.

SPDC Authorities conducted Buddhist Merit Making to Prevent From Scourge of Curse.

Officers of the State Peace and
Development Council( SPDC) conducted a religious
ceremony on 27th August, early
morning, the at Maungdaw Town in Arakan State, according
to our sources.

Thai PM in Manila

Thailand's Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra has arrived in Manila for a two-day visit that includes a meeting with Philippine President, Gloria Arroyo.