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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2782

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China: Stifling the Memory of Tiananmen

Fifteen years after the Tiananmen Square massacre, the Chinese authorities are harassing activists to discourage them from publicly discussing the events of June 4, 1989.

Political opponent of TNA – a proxy party of LTTE found hanging in a tree

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

Tamil Tiger assassins, for a moment turned away from the Karuna loyalists who had been tormenting them for the last few weeks, and returned to the killings of their civilian political opponents, those who worked against their proxy political party - Tamil National Alliance, Police Sources in Jaffna said.

Two Tamil dailies on Sri Lankan Government’s maneuver to tilt army equation in the East.

Sri Lankan Government is involved in a diabolic attempt to tilt the existing military equation with the view to deteriorate the situation in the East. Though outwardly Government of Sri Lanka pretends showing interest in the peace process, but in fact it moves towards a military solution to the conflict.

Myanmar PM ends one-day visit to Thailand

The Myanmar Prime Minister Gen. Khin Nyunt ended his one-day official visit to Thailand on Friday following his fruitful discussions with the Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on various issues, including economic cooperation between the two close neighbouring countries, and among countries in the region.

Bush takes a tongue-lashing from the Pope over Iraq

The Pope yesterday subjected George Bush to a very public, relentlessly critical assessment of the US administration's performance in Iraq, attacking "deplorable" abuses of prisoners and calling for an international solution to the country's crisis.

Rumsfeld tells Asia to expect more terror strikes

Pledging close security ties and military support from Washington, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has warned Asia "there is more to come" in terror attacks that have rocked the area and the world.

Danger: Jaffna Peninsula, Mannar, Anuradhapura and 85 islets in the Western Coast of Sri Lanka to go under water.

This is an impending danger signal that the entire Jaffna peninsula, Mannar and up to Anuradhapura in the North -central region plus 85 islets in the Western cost of Sri Lanka would go under watter once the Shipping Ministry of India begins to dredge the Gulf of Mannar sea to start the Sethu Samudhram Canal project .

Thaksin tells Khin Nyunt world wants Suu Kyi freed

Prime Minister Thaksin Shina-watra yesterday relayed to his Burmese counterpart Khin Nyunt the international community's calls for the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi, considered an important step for national reconciliation in Burma.

Burma: Demobilize Child Soldiers - U.N. Committee Finds Burma in Violation of International Law

The Burmese government should take immediate steps to demobilize child soldiers from its national army, Human Rights Watch said today. Earlier today, a U.N. committee found that Burma is violating international law by recruiting and using children as soldiers.

BJP would have won more in NE had there been free and fair polls

By Oken Jeet Sandham- Asian Tribune

The BJP in the north eastern region said today that it would have won more seats in the recently concluded Parliamentary elections had there been "free and fair" polls. There was rigging, booth capturing, intimidations in many places in the region thereby the party could not come up to its expectation.

U.N. wants southern Indian state to help train Iraqi police

The government of the southern Indian state of Kerala on Friday was mulling over a United Nations request to help train Iraqi police officers at its training institute.

Karen National Unity Seminar appeals for unity and solidarity

The Third Karen National Unity Seminar was recently held attended by 99 delegates from nineteen organizations.

Two killed in shooting at Sri Lanka's Deputy Sports Minister's office

Unidentified gunmen opened fire at an office of Sri Lanka's Deputy Sports Minister Sripathy Sooriarachchi today, killing two persons, including a security guard.