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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2783

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NSF, NMHR, NMA question \"confidential document\"

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Naga Students' Federation , Naga People's Movement for Human Rights and Naga Mothers' Association have jointly condemned the "confidential" joint statement issued recently in Delhi allegedly by former Nagaland Chief Minister SC Jamir, Nagaland Opposition Leader I Imkong, former Mizoram Chief Minister Lalthanhawla, former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Mukut Mithi, former Manipur Chief Minister and MP Rishang Keishing and former Manipur Minister Arthur.

Mangala Samaraweera – the new Minister for Media in Sri Lanka.

Mangla Samaraweera was appointed on11th June as the Minister of Information and Media.

Sri Lanka President's version of the meeting with TNA shatters their propaganda ploy

At last, the chance of reading the official version which provides details of the meeting with the 21 (20) Parliamentary members of the Tamil National Alliance is just out in the Sri Lanka President’s official Website.

America bids emotional farewell to Reagan

America bade farewell to Ronald Reagan on Friday (Yesterday) in a majestic state funeral at Washington's National Cathedral where past and present world leaders lauded the former president as a prophet of freedom and moral victor of the Cold War.

Vietnam: Release Outspoken Church Leader

The Vietnamese government should immediately release the Rev. Nguyen Hong Quang, a human rights defender and activist leader of the banned Mennonite church in Vietnam, Human Rights Watch said today. Quang was arrested on Tuesday after publicly criticizing Vietnam’s government for detaining four Vietnamese Mennonites.

Brunei Lions Give Cash To Myanmar’s Cyclone Victims

By Achong Tanjong

12 June: The Lions' Club of Bandar Seri Begawan yesterday morning gave a cash donation to the victims of the cyclone that hit Rakhine State on the southwest coast of Myanmar on May 19.

Narita to House Detention Centre:Ministry to speed up deportation of visa violators

By Hiroshi Matsubara - Staff writer

The Justice Ministry's Immigration Bureau is planning to build a short-term detention facility for visa less foreigners inside Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture, aiming to accelerate the deportation of visa violators.

The season's harvest of Opium: input up, output varied

The 2003-2004 poppy season saw bumper harvest in some areas and meager ones in the rest of Shan State but the overall acreage had significantly escalated in several townships compared to last year's, report Hawkeye, Zong-arng, LNDO, HN and KING from the border.

Failure to discipline criminal police officers in Sri Lanka exacerbates social instability

That police in Sri Lanka continue to get away with torture and murder despite enormous publicity was dramatically illustrated this past fortnight, with the killing of an innocent man involving an officer who is also a known torturer –alleges Hong Kong based Asian Human Rights Commission.

EU-Asia finance ministers' talks in doubt over Myanmar: officials

A meeting next month of European and Asian finance ministers is in doubt because of major divisions over the military junta ruling Myanmar.

UN report spotlights hidden problem of children exploited for domestic labor

The scourge children domestic labor appears to be flourishing in the developing world. Country surveys indicate about 700,000 children are domestic workers in Indonesia alone, while there are also large numbers in Brazil (559,000), Pakistan (264,000), Haiti (250,000), Kenya (200,000) and Sri Lanka (100,000).

Speaker Lokubandara admits – he has lost control of the last Parliament proceedings.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The Speaker of Sri Lanka’s parliament, W.J.M. Lokubandara admitted that he has lost control, of the proceedings of the House and said a handful of parliamentarians were behaving as cheaters or criminals (thakkadi) and terrorists in the parliament. He was being interviewed by the Sinhala service of the BBC.

UN Peace Support Operation Training to be inaugurated today in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Army ceremonially opens its Institute of Peace Support Operations Training in Sri Lanka (IPSOTSL), meant to improve interoperability of the troops and enhance their ability to perform peace-keeping and humanitarian assistance missions.