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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2611

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PM vows overhaul of southern development <br>

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday pledged a thorough programme of development in the troubled southern border region, expressing confidence that the situation would become clearer in a matter of days.

<font size = 2> <u>Ayyappa Saranam : </u></font><br>Tusker kills youth - Several devotees Injured<br>

By Vaikom Madhu -

An Ayyappa devotee was stamped to death by wild elephant en route to Sabarimla. Many devotees were wounded.

Burmese Refugees in Bangladesh:<br> Urge for an Impartial investigation by UNHCR Officials in Geneva.<br>

Burmese Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have urged the UNHCR office in Switzerland to send a legal delegation to investigate into the human rights and refugee rights violations in the refugee camps by the authorities of Bangladesh.

Count Down – Ayyappa : It is an ocean of devotion<br>

By Vaikom Madhu - Reporting from Kerala

Sabarimala and kilometers of surrounding thick forest is now turned into an ocean of pilgrims; Ayyappans black interspersed with the greenery. And how many are they? It is any body’s guess. Hundreds of thousands to many millions.