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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2785

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Eliminating torture remains our foremost challenge in Asia

A statement by the Hong Kong based Asian Human Rights Commission on the International Day against Torture, 26 June 2004.

Pakistan's premier resigns

Pakistan Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali has tendered his resignation, party officials said.

Sri Lanka seeks greater investment from Singapore

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has urged Singapore to make greater investment in its economy.

UNICEF once again lambaste LTTE for recruiting children.

UNICEF says children are being indiscriminately recruited by the LTTE, which is violating commitments it made one year ago to end all child recruitment.

Enjoining Order on JHU appointed MP extended until 29 June

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The Colombo District Court extended its earlier enjoining order restraining Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) member - Buddhist monk, Akmeemna Dayaratne from functioning as a Member of Parliament until Tuesday 29 June, when the case was taken up 25 June.

Bush seeks to heal Iraq rift at EU-U.S. summit

U.S. President George W. Bush hopes a U.S.-European Union summit on Saturday will help repair the damage to transatlantic ties from the Iraq war, but his visit has sparked protests in Ireland.

PM unveils plan to improve people's well-being

The Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has unveiled the government's grand plan aimed to boost the Thai people’s happiness and well-being.

Colonel Karuna Amman and his group are not jointly working with the Sri Lnakn army - Maran

In a latest twist to Colonel Karuna Amman’s ongoing controversy, Karuna’s spokesman Maran flatly denied that they are not operating jointly with the Sri Lanka Army. He said that there was no need for such action as they are capable enough take on the Vanni Tigers all alone single handedly.

UN demands access to terrorism suspects

Leading United Nations human rights experts are demanding access to terrorism suspects being held at Guantanamo Bay and other US detention centres.

US forces bomb Falluja

US warplanes have launched a fresh attack on the eastern suburbs of Falluja and an industrial area in the city.

Ali Zahir Moulana’s resignation letter shedding more lights on Karuna's episode

Ali Zahir Moulana, in his letter of resignation as the Nominated member of Parliament he received a call from Thambirajah Ramesh stating that he was the successor to Karuna as the LTTE’s Special Commander of Batticaloa – Amparai District and he wanted me to prevail upon Colonel Karuna Amman to leave the country.

Naga Council planning to meet Government of Nagalim <br>to de-license traders shows its total lost of hope on DAN Government: Takamasa

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Opposition Congress MLA Takamasa yesterday agreed with the statement of the Finance Minister K Therie that "peace is pre-requisite" to the road of development and economic growth in the State. He, however, disagreed to the remark of the Finance Minister that past year was "by and large peaceful."

Will Myanmar destroy ASEAN?

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Myanmar cannot destroy the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) simply because there is nothing to destroy.

LTTE splitting hairs while agreeing they requested Moulana to take Karuna to foreign country

At last Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has agreed that they have requested Ali Zahir Moulana to contact LTTE renegade leader Colonel Karuna Amman alias Venayagamoorthy Muralitharan and arrange to send him to some foreign country.

Dalai Lama to KFC - Stay out of Tibet

The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has released a letter purportedly from the Dalai Lama, asking Kentucky Fried Chicken's - K-F-C's parent company not to open a chicken restaurant in Tibet.

MDMK will not demand lifting of ban on LTTE

MDMK today said it was of the firm opinion that there was no need for a ban on the LTTE in India, but it would not demand lifting of the ban.