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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Jehan Perera backs LTTE one-man rule as “democracy”

Ranjith Soysa of the World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka, in a letter written to Dr. Jehan Perera openly asked: “Can you kindly give me one quote, just one quote from Prabhakaran – no one else -- where he states explicitly and categorically that he is for a settlement other than a separate state.

This is not Vanni but Parliament, Anura reminds TNA MP Sivajilingham

“This is not Vanni, it is Parliament,” reminded Anura Bandaranaike MP and a Government Minister in the floor of Sri Lanka’s unicameral Parliament to S.Sivajilingham, a Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance Member of Parliament.

India, Pakistan to begins talks on de-escalation on Siachin Glazier

From R.C. Rajamani, Political Editor,

For the first time in seven years, India and Pakistan will conduct Defence Secretary-level talks on Thursday, focusing on the proposals of military de-escalation on the strategic Siachen glacier on the Himalayas. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has had discussions with senior Cabinet colleagues on New Delhi's approach to the talks.

Senior General accepts responsibility for the Mosque attack

The commander who ordered an attack on a mosque in southern Thailand that left 32 suspected militants dead has offered to resign.

Thailand: Prosecute Responsible Officials For Violence

The Thai government must prosecute and discipline those responsible for the use of illegal lethal force in April’s violent clashes in southern Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today.

The President resigns from the leadership of the United People’s Freedom Alliance.

Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has resigned yesterday from the leadership of the United People’s Freedom Alliance due to her busy scheduled.

Hostage crisis may “End Soon”, say KGL, Employer of Hostages

From: R C Rajaman, Political Editor,

Efforts to secure release of three abducted Indians in Iraq are "on the right track" and the two-week old hostage crisis may end "very soon", Kuwaiti employers of the captives said on Wednesday.

Protest at Burmese Embassy in memory of 1988 Democracy uprising

Burmese exiles and human rights activists will march from Berkeley Square, London W1 to the Burmese Embassy in Charles Street this Friday, in a re-enactment of the student demonstration in Rangoon on 08 August 1988 which resulted in a massacre of thousands of protestors.

BJP introspects

From Radha Viswanath – Reporting from New Delhi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the main opposition party in the Indian Parliament, appears to be caught between the devil and the deep sea. Given the widely shared perception within the party that it suffered electoral reverses mainly because it deviated from its ideological core, there is pressure on the leadership to effect a course correction and return to the basics.

Compensation without criminal liability is no solution to the killings in Southern Thailand

The findings of the Independent Fact-Finding Commission on the Krue Se Mosque massacre in Southern Thailand were made public Tuesday. While recommending compensation payments and the preparation of contingency plans to prevent future similar incidents, they also contained an important observation that, "Investigations should be pursued through the appropriate organs within the judicial system for those officials involved claiming their actions were in fulfillment of their duties."

Subir is ready for deaf Olympics, but yet to get a sponsor

By Hemanta Kumar Rout - Asian Tribune

The world is soundless and silent for him as he lost his hearing and speaking capacity since birth. But that did not deter him from entering the challenging field of ‘race’. It took him almost ten years to find meaning in his life through running. And at 25, he is ready to win a gold medal in the deaf Olympic (para Olympic) to be started on 5 January 2005 at Melbourne in Australia. A selected athlete from India for the 2005 deaf Olympic Subir Kumar Nayak of Balasore does not have a sponsor. And time is running out.

CPJ condemns the impriosnment of the Chinese Journalist

CPJ sent the a letter to Chinese President Hu Jintao
condemning the detention of Abdulghani Memetemin, a journalist who has been imprisoned since July, 2002.

Chairman of the parliamentary privileges committee from Hela Urumaya

A decision has been made to appoint Jathika Hela Urumaya parliamentarian Venerable Athureliye Ratana Thera to the post of Chairman of the Parliamentary Privileges Committee.