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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2646

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NLD Youth Leaguers demand for the Establishment of Democracy in Burma.

In a letter signed by the 252 members of the National League for Democracy, had requested the UN Secretary General. Kofi Ananan that “the results of the 1990 elections, which were recognized world wide as free and fair, are implemented.”

LTTE experts to meet in Dublin

by Manjula Fernando and Rajmi Manatunga

The LTTE will meet their legal and constitutional experts in Dublin to finalise the counter-proposals on the Interim Administration structure for the North and East, in the first week of October

SLMM gains access to disputed camp

After weeks of haggling, the LTTE has given Scandinavian truce monitors access to its disputed Corongupangehen (Manirasakulam) camp in the Trincomalee district.

PNM wants SLFP to join hands to thwart division of country

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The Patriotic National Movement (PNM) wants the SLFP to join its campaign against the Oslo-led peace process which it claims, will lead to the division of the country on ethnic lines.

President Gayoom wins all the votes in Maldives

From Amal Jayasinghe

Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom won a sixth five-year term yesterday amid growing criticism of his tight control over a nation better known as the most expensive tourist hotspot in the Indian Ocean.

Mixed signals on Tiger radio

The controversy granting of a licence for an LTTE radio station was switched on again in parliament but the transmission was not clear.

DMK conference - a tame affair as political issues are skipped

The much-hyped DMK conference in Villupuram, turned out to be a tame affair with the party skipping key political issues like alliances, but effectively turned out to be a "coronation" ceremony for M K Stalin, the "rising" son of party supremo M Karunanidhi.

India's poet prime minister opens literary event

By Shibi Alex Chandy, Indo-Asian News Service

India's poet Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was finally at an event after his heart.

PM hails progress on Myanmar road map

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra hailed the success of Myanmar’s road map for peace and national reconciliation, saying that progress had been greater than expected, following a visit by Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai to Rangoon to engage in talks with the Myanmar regime.

Myanmar opposition leader ASSK to be put under house arrest

Myanmar opposition leader Aung SanSuu Kyi (ASSK) will leave Friday the private Asia Royal Hospital where she underwent a successful major surgical operation on Sept.19 and be put under house arrest, ASSK's personal doctor Tin Myo Win quoted the authorities concerned as saying.

US wants Iraqi constitution in six month

The United States has said it is prepared to set a six-month deadline for an Iraqi constitution that would lead to elections and a new government next year.

\"We pray for peace in whole of Sri Lanka\"

by Victor Marambage, Talawa Group Corr

"We do not want war. We have been suffering from it for years. Like all the people in the South, we all in the North hope and pray for sustainable peace in whole of Sri Lanka", say the people of Vaddukoddai in Jaffna, when Samasevaya Sandhanaya questioned them about the benefits they reap as a result of the memorandum of understanding and ceasefire agreement signed between the government and the LTTE.

Iraq Market Blast Kills 8, Violence Rises

By Robert H. Reid : Associated Press Writer

An explosion at a market outside Baghdad killed eight Iraqis and wounded another 13 Thursday, hours after a bomb damaged an NBC News office and a member of the U.S.-appointed government died from wounds received in an ambush five days ago.

Bush wants to visit India - as president or civilian

U.S. President George W. Bush would like to visit India, either as president, or as a civilian -- but preferably as the former.

Son says Former Iraqi Defense Minister could play role in establishing post-war army

Former Iraqi Minister of Defence, Sultan Hashem Ahmad, who surrendered to US forces earlier this month, could play a role in forming a post-war army.

The hunt for weapons of mass destruction yields - nothing

Julian Borger in Washington, Ewen MacAskill and Patrick Wintour

Intelligence claims of huge Iraqi stockpiles were wrong, says report.

Vajpayee calls for reform of the U.N.

By Vasantha Arora: Indo-Asian News Service

India called for restructuring and enlarging the membership of the U.N. Security Council to include more developing countries in view of recent developments that had undermined the role of the world body.

Thai foreign minister meets with Burmese leaders

Thailand's foreign minister has held talks with top members of Burma's ruling military on the junta's plans for democracy.

Large quake rocks Hokkaido; one dead, than 100 hurt

Two powerful earthquakes, one with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 on the Richter scale, jolted the northern island of Hokkaido early Friday, leaving one dead and more than 100 injured.

UN Cuts More Iraq Staff

By Naseer Al-Nahr & Asharq Al-Awsat

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday ordered more UN international staff out of Iraq as a member of Iraq’s US-appointed Governing Council died of wounds suffered in an ambush last week and seven civilians were killed in a mortar attack.