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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2831

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EU cancels talks with Asia in Myanmar row

The European Union cancelled two upcoming meetings with Asian partners because of a rift over the attendance of military-ruled Myanmar, casting serious doubt over an October regional summit.

"The people should be made real stake holders in development" - <i>Tamilselvan tells UN-INGO delegates</i>

In briefing a session of UN and INGO delegates held in Kilinochchi today 15th June 2004 at the Planning and Development Secretariat (PDS) Mr. S.P. Tamilselvan, Head of the LTTE Political Wing said at the outset "The people should be made real stake holders in development".

ADB Approves Further Support for Sri Lanka's Conflict-Affected North East Region

Asian Development Bank will help restore basic social infrastructure and community services in conflict-affected northern and eastern regions of Sri Lanka, through a US$10 million loan approved today.

UPA Budget to be presented on July 8

The first budget of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will be presented on July 8 (Thursday.

Thailand cracks down on black-market piranha trade

Authorities in Thailand are cracking down on a thriving black-market trade in flesh-eating piranha fish. Nearly 500 piranhas have been seized during raids in the past year.

Allawi: Saddam handover in two weeks

Ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, currently in US custody, is to be handed over to the interim government within two weeks, Iraqi sources have said.

Nepal landmine blast kills 21 policemen

Maoist rebels ambushed two police trucks in Nepal on Monday, killing 21 policemen and wounding 12 in stepped up violence that analysts said dimmed hopes for early peace talks.

PM delivers keynote speech at 11th UNCTAD Meeting

The 11th meeting of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) kicked off in the Brazilian city of Sao Paolo Tuesday morning (Thailand's time), with the Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra delivering a keynote speech at the opening session.

Philippines : Radio stations shuttered

Two provincial radio stations run by the private network Bombo Radyo were ordered closed by the local mayor's office on 10 June
because of alleged permit violations.

Myanmar, China start free trade under early harvest plan

Myanmar and China have started some free trade activities under the Early Harvest Plan (EHP), an advanced program of the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (FTA).

Sri Lankan fears about SSCP project 'unfounded'

By PK Balachanddran

A section of the Sri Lankan media has been expressing fears of late about the adverse impact of India's Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project (SSCP) on north western Sri Lanka.

Bangkok struggles to find cause of unrest in south

Gunmen killed a village official and wounded a retired policeman yesterday in Thailand's troubled Muslim south, where the government has vowed to crack down on Islamic separatists.

Norway peace-brokers to meet rebel leader in latest bid to revive Sri Lanka peace talks

Norwegian peace-brokers will hold talks Wednesday with a Tamil separatist leader in the latest round of diplomacy aimed at ending Sri Lanka's two-decade civil war.