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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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In the Name of Allah

By Ahmede Hussain – Asian Tribune

For the Bangladeshi-born British envoy, Anwar Chowdhury, the forenoon
of 21 May 21 started without any clue of what was in the offing. It was
1:35 and a huge crowd of people greeted Anwar, as he was about to
leave the Shrine of Shahjalal after saying Friday prayers. But as the
envoy, only 18 days into his new job, reached the exit door of the
700-year-old tomb.

PM announces new cabinet reshuffle

The Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra officially announced a new cabinet reshuffle here Thusday morning.

Myanmar divides Asian nations from EU, U.S

Southeast Asian nations were set to tussle with their U.S. and European partners at a regional security forum on Thursday over how to deal with Myanmar's junta because of its detention of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

U.S. strike against \"Zarqawi safe house

U.S. forces attacked and destroyed what they said was a "safe house" belonging to the Jordanian militant Washington views as its top guerrilla target in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Tussles plague de-mining in Sri Lanka

The latest attack on a foreign de-mining organisation in Sri Lanka has brought to the fore the resentment against such groups that are accused of ill-treating local employees and overpricing their services.

Hong Kong marches for democracy, stability and prosperity on 1 July.

On 1 July last year, more than 500,000 people took to the streets of Hong Kong. It was the sixth anniversary of China's resumption of sovereignty, and they marched against the Hong Kong government's proposed national security legislation to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law, the territory's mini-Constitution.

Erik Solheim come back empty-handed from Kilinochchi

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The two-hour meeting between Norway’s Special Envoy Erik Solheim and Liberation Tiger’s of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) political head S. Paramu Thamilselvan in the Tiger stronghold of Kilinochchi, ended producing no results in restoring the Sri Lanka’s stalled peace talks.

Cambodia: Labor Leader's Murder Trial Tests Judiciary

Cambodia’s judiciary should follow the evidence, not political dictates, in a hearing on Thursday for the accused killers of union leader Chea Vichea, Human Rights Watch said today. The high profile murder case has been marred by reports of forced confessions by the suspects and political pressure on the investigating judge.

\"What can we do to give Burma democracy? \" - asks an Ex-Staff Sergeant with the Swedish Army Rangers.

Asian Tribune recently received a letter from Mats Henriksson, a former Staff Sergeant with the Swedish Army Rangers. In that letter he give vent to his feeling regarding the Human Rights violations in Army controlled Burma. He writes that he is prepared to wear one more time the UN Blue beret and come forward to bring security to the people of Burma and to ensure democracy to the country.

US planes bomb Falluja

At least 13 people have been killed after US military planes bombed a neighbourhood in the Iraqi city of Falluja.