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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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Bribing caused the Cattle business to end in a loss <br>

General Maung Oo, The Commander of the Western Command (WC) and Chairman of Arakan State Peace Development Council is alleged to have demanded and received Kyat 4 million as bribe to grant permission for a boatload of 37 cattle from Man-aung Township to Bangladesh, according to one Maung Swan Kin, a trader.

India's foreign exchange reserves cross $100 bn <br>

India's central bank Saturday announced the country's foreign exchange reserves had touched $100.049 billion during the week ending December 19.

EU chief Prodi opens parcel bomb in Italy, unhurt <br>

A parcel bomb exploded in the hands of EU Commission President Romano Prodi at his Bologna home on Saturday but he was not hurt, his spokesman said.

Iran Fears Quake Toll Could Hit 40,000 <br>

By Ali Akbar Dareini - Associated Press Writer

Overwhelmed relief crews picked through rubble searching for survivors or bodies Saturday, a day after an early morning earthquake killed perhaps tens of thousands of people and devastated much of this ancient city in southeast Iran.

Chapter 5: Goodwill Mission Burma - In Rangoon - Day 1.<br>

By Assistant Professor Jaran Dita Apichai

Usually, I use to get up early in the morning. This habit of being an early bird, getting up around five in the morning, allowed me enough time to get ready, before my roommate wakes up. The first thing I did was turning the room TV to catch up with some early morning News, to see if there was any interesting news for us. While watching the TV I kept the volume low, so that my Thai friend Swat would not be disturbed and awakened.

X-rated Santas 'tarnish' TRT <br>

By Kesinee Jaigawang

Female Thai Rak Thai MPs yesterday lambasted their party for using scantily clad female dancers to spice up a conference in the resort town of Pattaya on Friday.

New chapter in dealings with Wa army <br>

By Napanisa Kaewmorakot

Sitting on a hilltop overlooking the new town of Muang Yawn is a two-storey house that is slowly becoming a tourist attraction for foreign visitors allowed to enter the area, which had until recently been declared off limits to outsiders.

Iraqi Insurgency: 2 Thai soldiers killed, 1 injured <br>

Two Thai soldiers were killed instantly and one injured yesterday when a truck bomb exploded in front of the gate of their military camp in this southern city, according to Thai and foreign officials.

BJP not averse to aligning with AIADMK: Venkaiah<br>

BJP President M Venkaiah Naidu indicated that his party was not averse to aligning with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu following the exit of DMK from the NDA Government.

President still keen to work with PM <br>

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is still keen to reach an agreement with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and establish a working arrangement with the UNF government for a short period.

<font size = 2>Cancellation of LTTE-SLMC MoU :</font><br>NE Muslim leaders concerned <br>

by P. Krishnaswamy

North-East Muslim political leaders have expressed misgivings about the LTTE decision to call off the MoU signed between Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem and LTTE leader V. Prabhakaran, saying that the move indicated LTTE's unwillingness to accept the Muslims as a third party in the peace process.

Tiger radio expands, Tiger TV soon <br>

By Chris Kamalendran

The LTTE has decided to expand its broadcasting services to the Eastern Province and resume its television services, a spokesman said. Voice of Tigers chief Thamil Anban alias Javan has declared that the broadcasting services would be expanded by setting up two more relay stations in the uncleared areas of Batticaloa.

Sri Lanka PM firm on defence claim -- Minister<br>

Sri Lanka's prime minister will not give up claims to the defence portfolio, Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando said on Sunday, despite the president's recent steps to consolidate her power.

BJP leader Kushabhau Thakre dead <br>

Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Kushabhau Thakre, who played a key role in guiding the party to power, died here Sunday morning after a prolonged illness. He was 82.

14 killed in Thai car accident<br>

At least 14 members of a wedding party have been killed and 50 injured in Thailand, after their chartered bus crashed into oncoming traffic and careened off a highway in the north of the country.

Sri Lankan lawyers offer to defend former Iraqi president<br>

At least 20 Sri Lankan lawyers have offered their services in defending former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein when he is brought to trial on allegations of crimes against humanity and war crimes.

US president extends condolence for death of Thai troops in Iraq <br>

US President George W Bush called Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra last night, extending his condolence for the death of two Thai troops in Iraq yesterday, as the Royal Thai Army pledged to render continual support for families of the two troops.

Bribing caused the Cattle business to end in a loss <br>

General Maung Oo, The Commander of the Western Command (WC) and Chairman of Arakan State Peace Development Council is alleged to have demanded and received Kyat 4 million as bribe to grant permission for a boatload of 37 cattle from Man-aung Township to Bangladesh, according to one Maung Swan Kin, a trader.

LTTE trying desperately to mend fences with India. <br>

What happened to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam? There is a desperate move by the Sri Lanka Tamil rebel outfit to come to terms with India and mend fences with the regional super power.

India's foreign exchange reserves cross $100 bn <br>

India's central bank Saturday announced the country's foreign exchange reserves had touched $100.049 billion during the week ending December 19.


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