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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 103

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\"What Myanmar urgently needs today is unity,\" – 9 ethnic organizations.

Organizations representing nine ethnic groups of Burma had jointly appealed for the urgent need of unity and also urged for the immediate release all political prisoners in a statement released on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of Burma’s Union Day.

April 2 elections : Nominations from today

Nominations for the April 2 General Election will be accepted at Divisional Secretariats in 22 districts from 9 am today until 12 noon on February 24. Objections could be made from 12 noon to 2 pm the same day, an Elections Commissioner's Department spokesman told the Daily News.

CBK removes John’s MSD security

In a letter sent yesterday to the Inspector General of Police Indra de Silva President Chandrika Kumaratunga directed him to remove the Ministerial Security (MSD) protection for Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga with immediate effect.

TNA in jumble over election symbol

The Tamil National Alliance is facing a dilemma over the symbol from which it should contest the general election following a court order obtained by TULF leader V. Anandasangaree preventing the TULF from taking decisions on election alliances without his consent, the Tamilnet website reported yesterday.

7,000 student sex workers in Udon Thani, say activists

The problem of school-girl prostitution has become a serious issue in Udon Thani, where thousands of high school students are involved in the flesh trade, according to a children’s rights activist.

Development plan mapped out for South

The government yesterday mapped out a development plan for the three strife-torn southernmost provinces aimed at permanently ending violence in the predominantly Muslim region.

Thailand to get first Islamic university

Thailand looks set to get its first dedicated Islamic university in September this year after promises of support from across the Muslim world, according to Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai.

Australia targets Bali sex touris

Hundreds of Balinese children are feared to have been abused and abducted, and some killed, by paedophiles from a child sex network operating in Bali.

Hambali link to Marriot blast

THE detained brother of Hambali, the alleged operation chief of the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist network, is believed to have been involved in the Marriott Hotel blast that killed 12 people in Jakarta, Indonesian police said today.

Earthly Software Rebooted Spirit

When Mars rover Spirit stopped communicating, NASA called on commercial software from an Alameda company. The nimble operating system -- used by jetliners and heart pacemakers -- was chosen for the rover before takeoff.

Call for Hindu unity in South Africa

South African Hindus chanted hymns and walked the
streets of the largely Indian township of Lenasia for
Shivratri, but there were complaints that the annual
procession was becoming divided on linguistic lines.

Donors meet today

A follow-up meeting to the Tokyo donor conference attended by its four co-chairs will be held in Washington today in the absence of a Sri Lankan delegation