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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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Pattani police officer shot in broad daylight

Violence continued to rage across the southern border region today when a police officer was shot dead and an assistant village chief was injured in an incident apparently carried out by two young men scarcely out of their teens.

Sonia looks to recreate history

Rae Bareilli has long been the Gandhi bastion, with Indira Gandhi being the last one to become Prime Minister from the region.

Burma secretary denies leader will be released

The National League for Democracy in Burma says it is unlikely the country's military authorities will release their leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest.

LTTE’s Two Opposite Poles – Joseph Pararajasingham – Kingsley Rasanayagam

Kingsley Rasanayagam, the candidate who has been successfully elected by the voters of the Batticaloa electoral district will not be there today at 10.00 am in the morning to participate in the ceremonial opening of the 13th Sri Lankan parliament. Though the people voted for him, he has been forced out by a dastardly act of totalitarianism, which is repulsive, on the other hand totally opposed to democracy and rule of law.

Freed Vanunu: Inspect Israeli nukes

Released Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu has called for the country's Dimona nuclear reactor to be opened for world inspection.

Vajpayee woos Muslims amidst poll frenzy

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on Wednesday extended a warm hand of friendship to minority Muslims as the massive national elections began across the country.

Suicide car bombers kill 68 in southern Iraq

On Wednesaday, suicide bombers killed at least 68 people, 17 of them children incinerated in minibuses taking them to school, in coordinated strikes on police stations in Iraq's mainly Shi'ite city of Basra.

UNHCR to asses its future role in Sri Lanka.

A high-level mission from the headquarters of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is presently in Sri Lanka to review United Nation refugee organization’s role within the broader context of humanitarian and development efforts in the country.

Golkar Party ready to rule Indonesia again

With a consistent lead in provisional results from the April 5 parliamentary polls and a firm candidate for the July 5 presidential race, Golkar Party, which has ruled Indonesia for 32 years, is ready to return to power.

Importance of the Press Freedom in Thailand

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

“Only His Majesty King of Thailand and the free press are preventing Thaksin Shinwatara, Prime Minister of Thailand from acting like Burma’s State Law and Order Restoration Council / State Peace Development Council," - writes Myint Thein, a Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance.

22 TNA Members elections to be challenged by ITAK President.

Elections of the 22 Tamil National Alliance (TNA) elected Members of Parliament is to be challenged in the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. Whilst R.Sampanthan and 21 other elected members of the TNA take oath of allegiance, explicitly espousing upon their individual personal honor, to uphold and safeguard the independence, sovereignty, unity, indivisibility and the territorial Integrity of Sri Lanka, according to the sixth amendment of the country’s constitution, their future of continuing as Members of Parliament have now become a big question mark.