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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2787

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Myanmar benefits from China's import tariff cut

Myanmar has benefited from China's cut of import tariff on its products in one way when the ASEAN market is opening for Myanmar products under the ASEAN Free Trade Area.

Atwal unanimously elected Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha

Akali Dal MP and former Punjab Assembly Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal was today unanimously elected Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha.

Sri Lanka air force jet crashes - pilot safe

A Sri Lankan air force fighter jet crashed Wednesday during a training session but the pilot managed to safely eject before the aircraft nose-dived into a lagoon close to Colombo's international airport.

Astrologer advises PM to meditate

A senator who doubles as an astrologer, warned that the transit of Venus would bring nothing but bad luck, and that nothing could be done to avert it.

Iraq deal allows US to take prisoners

A United Nations Security Council resolution adopted today ends the US occupation of Iraq but lets the US military keep taking and holding prisoners even after the June 30 handover of power to Iraqis.

Daughter tells of Reagan's last moments

More than 60,000 mourners endured traffic jams and lengthy waits to pay their final respects to former U.S. President Ronald Reagan on Tuesday and his daughter told of a tender last moment when he suddenly opened his eyes and looked at his wife Nancy.

Malaysian MPs launch Myanmar democracy push

Malaysian parliamentarians launched an unusual cross-party committee on Tuesday to push for democracy in Myanmar, calling on the country’s junta to immediately release all political detainees. The caucus of government and opposition MPs and senators, in a rare instance of cooperation, appealed for free and fair elections in the country.

Sri Lankan Government reviewing request to allow LTTE armed cadres inside Government controlled region in the East.

It is reliably learnt that Sri Lanka Government is secretly reviewing the pros and cons of the request made by the Liberation Tigers Tamil Eelam to allow their armed cadres to enter the area under the control of the Sri Lanka’s armed forces to hunt down the cadres belonging to Colonel Karuna Amman.

Floating of oil prices will benefit market, says SET chief

The government’s move to gradually float local retail gasoline prices should not have an adverse impact on the investment sentiment in the stock market, according to the Stock Exchange of Thailand’s president Kittirat Na Ranong.
In contrast, he said, the floating of the oil prices could help ignite public participation in the fuel conservation drive, which would contribute to the improved investment sentiment.

Pakistan: Journalist goes on trial

Khawar Mehdi Rizvi, a freelance Pakistani journalist,went on trial in an anti-terrorism court in the southwestern city of Quetta on charges of sedition, conspiracy, and impersonation, according tothe journalist. The charges against him carry a maximum penalty of lifeimprisonment.

Clouds play hide and seek with Venus' transit in Bangalore

The transit of Venus across the sun Tuesday turned out to be an exciting time for thousands in this capital of Karnataka, especially children and astronomy buffs.

Japan reiterates the rapid resumption of peace Talks a decision recently taken by 'Sri Lanka Donor Co-chairs'.

The statement issued by Sri Lanka Donor Co-chairs urging in the strongest possible terms a rapid resumption of the peace negotiations so that Sri Lanka can benefit from the generosity of the international community was released today in the official website of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

UN Probe Finds Rwanda Black Box Not Linked To Fatal Plane Crash

The airplane "black box" discovered earlier this year at United Nations Headquarters in New York - stored in a locked file cabinet for the last 10 years - is not linked to the crash in 1994 that killed the Presidents of Rwanda and Burundi and set off the Rwandan genocide, a UN probe has concluded.

Sri Lanka opposition rallies after parliament brawl

Buddhist monks who hold a crucial margin in Sri Lanka's parliament pledged to work to topple the minority government after two clergymen were injured in an unprecedented brawl in the assembly.