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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2648

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Shans push along the Mekong

Despite adversities, the Shan State Army of Col Yawdserk is proceeding with its campaign that began in November in townships along the western bank of the Mekong, according to border sources.

LTTE has not so far requested for Norway’s mediation – Norway

So far Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has not requested the Norwegian Government to facilitate the Peace talks on their behalf, to start the stalled negotiation with the Sri Lanka Government. Instead, Anton Balasingham, the former Chief negotiator of the Tamil outfit, S.Paramu Thamilchelvan, Political Commissar and Daya Master - the spokesman are all giving interviews and imposing conditions about the peace talks and blaming the Sri Lankan Government for the political impasse, where as the blame squarely lies with them, it was alleged.

Myanmar Ministers fired for Iraqi Crude Oil Bribery Scandal

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance reported on April 21,2004 that the Myanmar Minister of Forests received a five million barrel oil purchase bribe from Saddam Hussein.

New Sars alert prompts airport monitoring

Following a new Sars outbreak in Beijing, the Public Health Ministry yesterday re-introduced temperature checks at Bangkok International Airport to monitor passengers arriving from the Chinese capital.

Arakanese Orchids on the verge of extinction

Orchids in the wilderness of Arakan, a western state in Burma are threatened with extinction due to their high demand from exporters to China.

Standoff settled - JVP Ministers to take oaths on April 28

The standoff within the ruling party - United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) amicably ended yesterday, when Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna (JVP) the junior partner in the ruling alliance accepted a compromise formula put forward by the Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Bandaranailke Kumaratunga and agreed to accept four cabinet portfolios allocated to them.

Suharto admitted to hospital

Indonersia's former strongman Suharto was admitted to hospital this evening but there was no immediate information on his condition.

Vajpayee coalition's winning margin slips after third round

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ruling coalition was seen to be slipping in the crucial third round of elections Monday, with at least two exit polls suggesting India was headed for a hung parliament.

Clashes shatter faltering Falluja truce

At least one American soldier and eight resistance fighters have been killed during the fiercest clashes in Falluja since a truce was declared more than two weeks ago.

Asian Highway Pact Challenges Asia and Pacific Region

Twenty-three countries signed an agreement today paving the way for the United Nations-planned Asian Highway, a vast 140,000-kilometre-long network of standardized roadways that will link towns from one end of the continent to the other.

CSW Delegation present fresh evidence of Ethnic Cleansing in Burma

Continuing military attacks on civilians, accompanied by killings,widespread rape, forced labour and the associated displacement of thousandssuggests that Burma's military regime's roadmap to democracy is a sham.