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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2492

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Lanka’s Defence Budget and the TNA Midgets.<br>

A comical circus was enacted in the National State Assembly of Sri Lanka, when the committee stage debate on the votes of the Defense Ministry was taken up on Wednesday afternoon.

US on major drive for ex-Iraqi leaders <br>

Using intelligence gained in part from the capture of Saddam Hussein, US forces have mounted a blitz to capture mid-level leaders of the former Iraqi regime who are believed to be key to the insurgency in Iraq.

Notice to Karnataka, DMK on Jayalalitha case <br>

The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to the Karnataka government on an application from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha seeking transfer of two corruption cases against her and four others from Bangalore to Pondicherry.

PM assures Thailand is safe from SARS <br>

Thailand is safe from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), as the country has been aware and prepared for the recurrence of the deadly flu, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Mano-Malik on holiday <br>

By Poorna Rodrigo

The Mano-Malik committee appointed to work out a consensus over the political deadlock following the President's sacking of three ministers, will have to postpone its deliberations since the two members will be going their separate ways for the Christmas holidays with one of them going abroad.

Sangaree threatened <br>

Tamil United Liberation Front president V.Anandasangaree's life is in danger by an employee at his own party office, the Ministerial Security Division had warned the MP.

Court restrains TULF from holding CC meeting <br>

by Indeewara Thilakarathne

Colombo Additional District Judge Lalith Jayasuriya yesterday issued a restraining order preventing the 1st and 2nd respondents or the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) from holding the Central Committee meeting scheduled for December 21 at Ampara, pending an Interim Order on the matter.

Singapore Statesman: Lee sees Thaksin as Asean 'activist'<br>

By Phermsak Lilakul

One ring rules them all and the king has just returned in the concluding celluloid chapter of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which premiered around the world last night.

Purachai book 'outrages' TRT faithful <br>

Purachai Piumsombun's recently launched autobiography may have derailed Thai Rak Thai's campaign for the Bangkok governorship.

Baghdad Explosion Kills 17 <br>

By Naseer Al-Nahr - Arab News Staff

Amid persistent violence since the weekend arrest of Saddam Hussein, a fuel truck speeding toward a police station collided with a bus at a Baghdad intersection before dawn yesterday, killing at least 17 Iraqis.

Al Qaeda target Musharraf says shielded by destiny <br>

By Simon Cameron-Moore

Speaking days after escaping assassination, President Pervez Musharraf said he believed in destiny and had not thought who would run Pakistan if he were killed.

Myanmar: MTV Asia shuns ad for release of Suu Kyi <br>

MTV has launched a campaign for the release of detained Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi - but viewers in Asia are unlikely to see it.

Swedish Premier would begin the New Year with Three Nations Asian visit. <br>

Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson is expected to visit Thailand, India and Singapore between 7 and 13 January in the New Year. The purpose of the visits is to deepen and broaden political and economic relations with the Asian Countries.

Indonesia: Refugees Reveal Widespread Abuses in Aceh <br>

The Indonesian military in Aceh is
pursuing a campaign of killings, "disappearances" and beatings of
civilians, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Acehnese refugees interviewed in Malaysia revealed widespread abuses
in the Indonesian province, which has been effectively closed to
observers since martial law was imposed in May.

Save Sangari from being killed by the LTTE <br>

has now become clear, without any doubt, that Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Tamil rebel outfit, has once and for all finalized to kill, the veteran Tamil leader V, Anandasangaree, Jaffna District Member of Parliament and the President of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF).