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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2610

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Burmese Students Caution European Union On General Khin Nyunt Deceptive Strategy

“Burma's freedom and democracy actually do not depend on whether Khin Nyunt releases Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and let her participate in his National Convention.To be truthful and frank, this would eventually jeopardize our leader and world's icon of democracy, who is the only leader in the country capable of resolving the country's existing ethic problems, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's life itself,” - Burmese Dissident Students in exile.

UNICEF Castigates LTTE for the Recruitment of Child soldiers

United Nations Children’s Fund has clearly indicated to the Sri Lankan Tamil militant separatist organization - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam that it should stop forthwith the recruitment of child soldiers, who are to be used in the future as cannon fodders in armed conflicts – fratricidal or with the state.

Thailand to withdraw troops from Iraq if attacked

Thailand would pull its non-combat troops out of Iraq if they are attacked, said Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Several fighters killed in Falluja

US Marines have killed eight fighters in the Iraqi town of Falluja while 21 people died when the resistance fired mortar rounds at a US-held detention facility in Baghdad.

Indonesia: Former general to stand as candidate for Indonesian presidency

The man who commanded Indonesia's military in the last days of the Suharto regime has been chosen by the former dictator's party as its candidate for president in July's election.

Real issue in Burma is sanctions, and not the National convention

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The latest talks between Aung San Suu Kyi and State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) / State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), representatives ended inconclusively because of Aung San Suu Kyi ‘s third demand which was the establishment of an Independent Commission, to include reputable international observers, to investigate the May 30th Massacre.

Colonel Karuna - \"We are very much within Sri Lanka –\"

“We are very much in Sri Lanka and we will never run away like cowards from this country. We never valued our lives. It is our policies that we value than anything else,” said Varathan, spokesman of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's - Eastern group.