Skip to Content

Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2396

Monthly archive

Burma: Barbaric Killing of a Muslim Religious Teacher in Custody

A barbaric killing of a religious teacher who was in the custody of Nasaka (Border security Force) reported to have occurred on 21st April, in Maungdaw township, Arakan State, according to our sources.

UN Refugees Agency Spotlights the Plight of Detained Child Asylum Seekers in US.

The United Nations refugee agency today spotlighted the plight of tens of thousands of asylum seekers detained in the United States, including more than 5,000 children held every year.

Tamil Tigers Officially Told of Sri Lanka Government's Desire to Revive Peace Process

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers, the rebel outfit have been informed officially that Sri Lamnka government led by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga have shown interest in reviving the stalled Norway-backed peace process.

Violance outbreak averted in Sri Lanka’s Tea hub, curfew imposed

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse yesterday dashed by helicopter to Nuwera Eliya, a central Sri Lankan tea hub, to diffuse tension which broke out in the morning, and escalated into an uncontrollable proportion and threatened take a turn into a communal conflict of some worst nature.

Myanmar Opposition Optimistic on Suu Kyi

Myanmar's opposition party on Thursday expressed rare optimism that pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be released from house arrest in time for a constitutional convention next month.

Resolving the fate of 370,000 Internally Displaced in Sri Lanka is Critical - UNHCR

Dennis McNamara, Inspector General of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) yesterday called for renewed attention to the plight of Sri Lanka's hundreds of thousands of the displaced persons, as the country looks forward to the resumption of peace talks.

Judicial enquiry must follow mass killing in Southern Thailand

Asian Human Rights Commission has called for a thorough independent judicial inquiry into the latest killings is now imperative. Exactly what happened in Songkhla, Pattani and Yala provinces of Southern Thailand this April 28 is yet to become clear, however, under no circumstances can the killing of at least 107 civilians be justified as "self-defence".

Thai extremists warn tourists to stay away

An Islamic extremist group suspected of involvement in this week's uprising in southern Thailand has warned foreigners to stay away from the country's main tourist destinations.

“Today Ranil is the only leader in the country longing for the return of war – Eelanatham LTTE’s daily.

In a hard hitting news analysis, “Eelanatham” has called Ranil Wickremasinghe, the former Prime Minister, and the present Leader of the Opposition, as a chauvinist and as the only person in the country longing for the return of the bloodied ethnic conflict.

Burma: Barbaric Killing of a Muslim Religious Teacher in Custody

A barbaric killing of a religious teacher who was in the custody of Nasaka (Border security Force) reported to have occurred on 21st April, in Maungdaw township, Arakan State, according to our sources.

Monks Need Not Get Into Parliament To Rule – Malwatte Mahanayaka Thero Welcomes Suggestion.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

Since time immemorial the Buddhist monks of this country have been involved in counseling kings and ministers as how to run the country. Apart from that, we definitely need not get ourselves in to the Parliament to rule the nation, said the Mahanayaka of Malwatte, the Most Venerable Rambukwelle Sri Vipassi, Thero addressing the newly sworn in Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Ministers of the Kumaratunga cabinet.

UN Refugees Agency Spotlights the Plight of Detained Child Asylum Seekers in US.

The United Nations refugee agency today spotlighted the plight of tens of thousands of asylum seekers detained in the United States, including more than 5,000 children held every year.

Tamil Tigers Officially Told of Sri Lanka Government's Desire to Revive Peace Process

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers, the rebel outfit have been informed officially that Sri Lamnka government led by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga have shown interest in reviving the stalled Norway-backed peace process.

Violance outbreak averted in Sri Lanka’s Tea hub, curfew imposed

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse yesterday dashed by helicopter to Nuwera Eliya, a central Sri Lankan tea hub, to diffuse tension which broke out in the morning, and escalated into an uncontrollable proportion and threatened take a turn into a communal conflict of some worst nature.

Myanmar Opposition Optimistic on Suu Kyi

Myanmar's opposition party on Thursday expressed rare optimism that pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be released from house arrest in time for a constitutional convention next month.

Resolving the fate of 370,000 Internally Displaced in Sri Lanka is Critical - UNHCR

Dennis McNamara, Inspector General of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) yesterday called for renewed attention to the plight of Sri Lanka's hundreds of thousands of the displaced persons, as the country looks forward to the resumption of peace talks.

Judicial enquiry must follow mass killing in Southern Thailand

Asian Human Rights Commission has called for a thorough independent judicial inquiry into the latest killings is now imperative. Exactly what happened in Songkhla, Pattani and Yala provinces of Southern Thailand this April 28 is yet to become clear, however, under no circumstances can the killing of at least 107 civilians be justified as "self-defence".

Thai extremists warn tourists to stay away

An Islamic extremist group suspected of involvement in this week's uprising in southern Thailand has warned foreigners to stay away from the country's main tourist destinations.

“Today Ranil is the only leader in the country longing for the return of war – Eelanatham LTTE’s daily.

In a hard hitting news analysis, “Eelanatham” has called Ranil Wickremasinghe, the former Prime Minister, and the present Leader of the Opposition, as a chauvinist and as the only person in the country longing for the return of the bloodied ethnic conflict.

Monks Need Not Get Into Parliament To Rule – Malwatte Mahanayaka Thero Welcomes Suggestion.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

Since time immemorial the Buddhist monks of this country have been involved in counseling kings and ministers as how to run the country. Apart from that, we definitely need not get ourselves in to the Parliament to rule the nation, said the Mahanayaka of Malwatte, the Most Venerable Rambukwelle Sri Vipassi, Thero addressing the newly sworn in Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Ministers of the Kumaratunga cabinet.


.