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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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Indonesia: Media Under Attack in Aceh

The Indonesian government has blocked Indonesian and foreign correspondents from covering the military campaign in Aceh, where gross human rights violations are taking place, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Indonesia’s security forces and separatist guerrillas have intimidated journalists in the northwestern province.

Blast at Italian embassy in Baghdad

An explosion caused by a missile or mortar shell has shaken the Italian embassy in Baghdad, according to Italian RAI public television.

Karunanidhi receives chargesheets in case under TESMA

A city court furnished DMK President and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi with copies of two sets of chargesheets filed against him for allegedly "instigating" state government employees to go on strike in July last.

<font size = 2> Exclusive Report: </font> <br>Save the Burmese political prisoners dying in the prisons in Burma.

By Zin Linn

The tragic plight of the political prisoners who are languishing in numerous notorious Burmese prisons is exposed. Many prisoners are on their way to graveyards or cemeteries as they suffer from varieties of ailments without any medication at the prisons controlled by the Burmese generals.

<font size = 2>Hakeem asleep and cannot comment – Female voice </font> <br>Bomb attacks on Muslims in east kill 3, wound 6

by Norman Palihawadana

As LTTE leader Velupillai Prabakaran celebrated his forty ninth birthday alongside the "heroes day" of his terrorist organisation,the situation in Trincomalee and Kinniya was tense with three Muslims killed and six wounded as a result of grenade attacks launched in these areas from the eve of LTTE celebrations.

Ten soldiers drown

Ten soldiers engaged in a routine training exercise were drowned yesterday in Muhamalai.

Security Forces, LTTE increase cooperation

by Ranil Wijayapala

The Security Forces and the LTTE are working together and have increased cooperation to avoid incidents during the Mahaveer week celebrations: told Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) Spokeswoman Agnes Bragadottir.

Intelligence agencies alert for terrorists

The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) yesterday reiterated that security authorities would maintain their efforts to prevent and suppress terrorism.

Ethnic groups end joint manoeuvres

By Wiwatchai Somkham

Some 200 troops from six ethnic insurgent groups in Burma held a parade on Tuesday to mark the end of their firstever joint military training exercise, held near the ThaiBurmese border.

Jagger ignores boycott

By Luke Leitch

Sir Mick has defied calls for a tourism boycott of Burma to spend
a long weekend there.

India to sell helicopters to U.S. customs

India's state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has
clinched a multi-million dollar deal to sell 10 advanced
light helicopters (ALHs) to the U.S. customs through its
Israeli marketing partner.

$25 Million Needed To Save Great Apes From Extinction

Humankind's closest living relatives, the great apes, are on the brink of extinction and $25 million is urgently needed to lift the threat.

Free Aung San Suu Kyi and All Other Political Prisoners - MPU

The Members of Parliament Union (MPU) criticizes junta’s delayed and diversion tactics, and reiterates its call for the immediate and unconditional release of Aung San Suu Kyi, Members of Parliament (MPs) and all political prisoners.

LTTE Leader Rejects President’s Allegation: <br><font size = 2> "We are not preparing for war."</font><br>

This is the excerpt of the address made by Velupillai Prabakaran, who was 49 years old yesterday (November 26). The original address was made in the Tamil language and this is the translation provided by the Political headquarters of the LTTE in Kilinochchi. “Asian Tribune” carries it verbatim.