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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Myanmar junta releases opposition leaders

By Aye Aye Win - Associated Press Writer

Myanmar's military government released four top opposition party members on Sunday, but pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi remained in detention.

New Georgian leaders seek US aid

Georgia's new leaders are seeking urgent financial aid and have called for order and stability after the country's "velvet revolution".

Jaya rushes to temple after acquittal

A relieved Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha rushed to a temple to thank the gods Monday after she was acquitted in a land scam by the Supreme Court.

SC acquits Jaya in Tansi land deal case

The Supreme Court today upheld the Madras High Court order acquitting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the Tansi land scam case.

Bureaucratic Reform: 50,000 state jobs to be cut

Almost 50,000 civil servants will lose their jobs next year as part of a campaign to streamline the bureaucracy and fight corruption. PM says move will make civil service more efficient, less corrupt.

Udon Thani leads nation in foreign husbands

A survey carried out in the Northeast has found that Udon Thani province has the most women married to foreigners.

Peace process: Premier sees need for joint effort with PA

By Deepal V. Perera : in Padaviya

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that to achieve long-lasting peace and stability in the country, a resolution of the differences of the two major parties was required.

Soldier wounded in Jaffna as Tigers honour war dead amid uneasy truce

by Amal Jayasinghe

At least one soldier was wounded in a shooting in northern Sri Lanka as Tiger rebels honoured more than 17,000 of their war dead, putting new pressures on an already uneasy truce.

Postponed not cancelled - Anandasangaree

TULF President V. Anandasangaree MP has written to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga explaining the circumstances under which he asked for a postponement of the meeting with the President

LoC ceasefire from Eid day: Jamali

By Rana Qaisar

Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali on Sunday announced a complete ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistan’s armed forces from Eid as a peace overture to India.

Georgians hail 'people's revolution'

Georgia's acting president, Nino Burdzhanadze, says she has not decided whether to run for the job full-time when elections are held.

HK's main pro-Beijing Party suffers election defeat

A record number of Hong Kong voters punished the territory's top pro-Beijing Party in local elections -- in a backlash against unpopular leader Tung Chee-hwa that raises the stakes in next year's legislative contests.

Maran dies after 15-month battle

Veteran DMK leader Murasoli Maran died here this evening after a 15-month battle for life in the wake of multiple health complications. He was 69.

Union Minister Murasoli Maran dies

Murasoli Maran, Union Minister and DMK's pointsman in Delhi, died here today at the age of 69 after battling for life for over a year.

<font size = 2> <i> Special Report: </i> </font><br>Stanislaus (Anton) Balasingham = Sudar Oli + Solheim – reading between the lines.

Suddenly there was a surge of news items all over – flashing the return of Stanislaus Anton Balasingham – the former ideologue of the Tamil rebel outfit.