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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2960

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Bangladesh may revive Myanmar-Bangladesh-India gas project

Bangladesh is likely to revive the Myanmar-Bangladesh-India gas pipeline project as the energy ministry is planning to place a proposal on the $1 billion venture before Prime Minister Khaleda zia.

Nine opposition members arrested last week to be freed

Myanmar's military government has decided to free nine members of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party who were detained last week while handing out leaflets about human rights, a party spokesman said.

Kalam spells that India will support the Peace initiates in Sri Lanka

Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Monday spelt: “My government will support the peace initiative in Sri Lanka that fulfills the requirements of all sections of the people of Sri Lanka for a life full of dignity and self-respect and meets the legitimate aspirations of all linguistic and religious minorities, while respecting the territorial integrity and solidarity of Sri Lanka.”

ASEAN-China trade development to help speed up FTA establishment: Myanmar PM

Myanmar Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt said on Monday that the development of trade between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China will contribute to the acceleration of the establishment of ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (FTA).

US prepares long farewell for Reagan

America began saying a long farewell to Ronald Reagan yesterday at the start of a week of commemoration that will culminate in a state funeral the like of which has not been seen in Washington since the death of Lyndon Johnson in 1973.

US and China buy Thai rice

Leading US and Chinese importers have purchased rice from Thai Public Warehouse Organisation.

Tamil Tigers in a dilemma in making a final choice

Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka are in a dilemma and unable to come to terms with emerging political scenarios in the country. War or peace – leadership of the outfit is carefully weighing the options, but it seems that they are unable to come to grip with reality, as for either of the choice takers within the rebel outfit divided.

No international terrorism threat in Thailand, reiterates PM

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra reiterated Thailand had not been exposed to an international terrorism, saying the unrest in the deep South was just an internal problem.

A Profile of Burmese Army Commander - General Maung Aye

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Myanmar TV can now be watched in America via satellite TV. A group of Burmese doctors who watched Genocide Than Shwe send off Khin Nyunt at the airport during last week's State Visit to Malaysia said Than Shwe walked like a duck, a clear medical indication that he recently suffered a stroke.

Lee Hsien Loong to act differently as PM: press

Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is already preparing for the challenge of what he calls a different role and responsibility when he takes over the premiership this year.

My Pakistan Tour, a book by Laloo Parshad

India's Railway Minister, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and also Bihar strongman has completed writing his book documenting his views and impressions about his August 2003 visit to Pakistan.

Democrats opposes US military presence in Southeast Asia

The opposition Democrat Party has warned that deployment of US forces in Thailand to help counter terrorism in Southeast Asia could adversely affect the country's relationship with the rest of the world.