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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2618

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Thailand: Burmese Protesters Should Be Released

The Thai government should immediately release fifteen Burmese activists arrested on September 18 in front of the Burmese embassy in Bangkok.

Govt will do utmost to continue peace process - PM

The government will look positively at the proposals put forward by the LTTE and will do everything in its power to keep the peace process moving forward to a successful conclusion.

High-level meeting between LTTE-SLMM tomorrow

by Ranil Wijayapala

In a bid to increase cooperation between the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) and the LTTE area leaders, all LTTE political heads and all district heads of SLMM will gather in Kilinochchi.

Vajpayee to sort out ministerial problems on return

After his exertions on the world stage for nearly a fortnight, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee returns Sunday to attend to pressing domestic matters, including the resignation of a key cabinet minister and another who is under threat of arrest.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi returns home, security tight

By Aung Hla Tun

Myanmar tightened security around the lakeside home of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, as Western governments and opposition groups demanded her release from house arrest.

US troops kill more Iraqis in Fallujah

US troops have once again opened fire in the Iraqi town of Fallujah, killing at least four Iraqis and wounding several others.

Gov't team arrives to survey damage from Hokkaido quakes

A 30-member team led by Tatsuo Sato, senior vice minister of the Cabinet Office, arrived Saturday to assess damage at Tokachi port in Hiroo in Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido and other locations following two powerful earthquakes Friday.

Thailand – Myanamar hold border health conference

Public Health Minister Sudarat Keyuraphan travelled to the capital of Myanmar’s Eastern Shan State, to open an exhibition on health issues in the Thai-Myanmar border region and engage in a conference on border health issues.

Suu Kyi begins house arrest, calls mount for her release

Burma's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has spent her first day under new house arrest restrictions as the United States led mounting calls for her immediate release.

Asean told to act on Suu Kyi

A Thailand-based human rights group urged Asean to make a collective plea to Burma for the unconditional release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners.

Interior Ministry hesitates over registration for prostitutes

Deputy Interior Minister Pracha Maleenont refused to commit himself over a controversial proposal to register prostitutes, while noting that a similar scheme had managed to reduce prostitution in Taiwan.

Inadequate Plumbing Systems Likely Contributed to to SARS Transmission

Inadequate plumbing is likely to have been a contributor to the spread of SARS in residential buildings in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, a World Health Organization (WHO) technical Consultation concluded.

India can teach English to developing nations: Sinha

India is ready to provide training in English language
teaching and information technology to developing nations,
said External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha

Senior judge's premature resignation calls for a review of Sri Lanka's judiciary

Premature resignation of the Justice Fernando, the senior judge of the Supreme Court, the apex court of Sri Lanka has brought out a sudden focus on the present poor judicial system in the country.

A female Burmese Rohingya Muslim Refugee Cox's Bazar Jail

A female Burmese Rohingya Muslim refugee from Khutupalong camp named Shajeda Begum, 22, is being dumped in Cox's Bajar Jail, in Bangladesh.

Suu Kyi returns to Yangon home

Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi returned to her Yangon home on Friday after more than three months in detention but with the military government screening her visitors.

File review petition against Advani's discharge: Cong tells PM

Congress asked the Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to order the CBI to file a review of the verdict of the Rae Bareli Court in the Babri Masjid demolition case discharging Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani "to secure ends of justice".

Nakkeeran editor Gopal's bail cancelled

The Supreme Court Friday cancelled the bail granted by the Madras High Court to R.R. Gopal, editor of the Tamil Nakkeeran, who has been arrested under an anti-terror law.

S'pore rebuts KL claims point by point

By Lydia Lim

Case should be thrown out because KL didn't seek peaceful solution before legal action; allegations are untrue, panel told.

Celebrations ahead of Mother's beatification

The Delhi Catholic Archdiocese will organise week-long celeberations from October 17 to spread the message of Mother Teresa ahead of her beatification on October 19 at the Vatican.