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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2619

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China: Tenant Rights Advocate Arbitrarily Jailed<bt> Lawyer Accused of "Circulating Secrets" to Rights Group<br>

A Shanghai court's conviction of a tenant rights advocate shows the arbitrary nature of the justice system in China.

India tests Trishul missile <br>

India test fired the Trishul missile for the second time in as many days from a range in Orissa, military sources said.

Madras High Court grants bail for controversial journalist <br>

The Madras High Court Friday granted bail to well-known journalist R.R. Gopal, who was jailed under an anti-terror law in April.

<font size = 2> <u>President wants Peace Process take-off:</u></font> <br> Prime Minister is asking a higher price<br>

President of Sri Lanka Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga wanted the United Front Government (UNF) to continue talking with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to bring about a peaceful settlement, acceptable to all the ethnic groups in the country. She is prepared to extend all possible support needed to make the Peace Process take off immediately, but unfortunately the Prime Minister is adamant in coming up with a minimum program for the same in the interest of the country.

MDMK members jailed under POTA not to seek bail <br>

The MDMK, a key member of India's ruling coalition, has decided not to seek bail for its members jailed in Tamil Nadu under a tough anti-terrorism act for supporting Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger guerrillas.

Bhutanese army raids on insurgents find echo in Lok Sabha <br>

The army raids on insurgent camps in Bhutan today echoed in Lok Sabha with Congress leader P R Dasmunsi saying the militants had crossed over to areas along the Assam-Bengal border and "terrorising" locals.

Burmese Military Regime with no trustworthiness <br>

“We hereby report to the Burmese people as well as to the international community that, we strongly condemn the military regime for its crime of torturing political prisoners both physically and psychologically that leads to deaths of political prisoners in custody,” - Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma).

Heart failure the cause of Ven. Soma Thera's death say JMOs <br>

In an unprecedentad move an inquest on the death of the Venerable Gangodawila Soma Thera was conducted at the Ragama hospital yesterday by three JMOs with the assistance of two heart specialists and unconfirmed reports said they would be reporting to the Magistrate today that death was due to heart failure.

Hartal in Kalmunai, Akkaraipattu <br>

The Eastern towns of Kalmunai and Akkaraipattu came to a standstill yesterday in a hartal called by local Muslim groups against recent violence in Muttur.

Hmong Saga: US agrees to accept refugees <br>

By Supalak Ganjanakhundee

US Ambassador to Thailand Darryl Johnson said yesterday: The US government has agreed to allow all 15,000 Hmong refugees currently living in a Saraburi temple to resettle in the United States.

No-one will die due to cold:Interior Minister <br>

Interior Minister Wan Muhamad Noor Matha has pledged that no-one will die this year due to illnesses triggered by the cold weather.

Madras HC grants bail to POTA detainees

Madras High Court granted bail to four persons detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) here Thursday. The four include P. Nedumaran, a Tamil Nationalist Movement leader

U.S. hails Musharraf offer to drop Kashmir plebiscite<br>

The U.S. State Department on Thursday praised Pakistan's offer to give up its 50-year demand for a U.N.-mandated plebiscite over divided Kashmir.

Bremer admits assassination attempt<br>

The US occupation administrator in Iraq, Paul Bremer, has revealed he recently survived an assassination attempt.