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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2556

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India: Editor stabbed as he leaves office

Two unidentified assailants stabbed the editor of the Marathi-language daily Mahanagar outside his office in Mumbai on the evening of August 24. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is investigating whether the attack was related to Sajid Rashid's work as a journalist.

Government of Maldives must end intolerable rights abuses

Reports from the Maldives in recent weeks indicate increasingly disturbing use of authoritarian powers by its government intended to suppress popular calls for democratic reform.

Gauhati High Court suggests examination of AR personnel at Imphal Central Jail by Enquiry Commission

The Gauhati High Court suggested a compromise solution to the Manipur Government and the Assam Rifles regarding appearance of AR witnesses before Monorama Death Enquiry Commission.

Norwegian Embassy denies that Norway never give military training to LTTE.

Norwegian Embassy in Colombo denies that Government of Norway never provided any military training to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or to any other armed movements. This denial was sent yesterday in the form of a press statement from Colombo.

Eelaventhan condemns Ratnasiri Wickramanayke for his provocative speech.

With regard to the issue of Peace - Government of Sri Lanka should not try to test the patience of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, said M.K.Eelaventahnn, a national list Member of the Sri lanka’s Parliament belonging to the Tamil National Alliance.

Burma Army purges Christian Officers

By Myint Thein, - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

All Burma Army officers who are Christians have been recently ordered to retire prematurely. This includes the Army specialist doctors at the Military Hospitals. This is one of the primary reasons why the ethnic minority groups have rejected continued military domination of politics in Burma.

India’s First Telephonic Talaq Reported

From R C Rajamani, Political Editor, Asian Tribune

Just one little word, uttered thrice in rapid succession over phone from the other end, has turned a Muslim woman’s life topsy-turvey in the bustling metropolis of Mumbai, formerly Bombay, India’s business capital.

More Norwegian lies to cover up the first lie

The Norwegian embassy in Colombo has denied providing any military
training to the LTTE or other armed movements. In press release dated August 27, the embassy said that the allegations made at a seminar in Oslo last week were ‘incorrect’.

New Pakistan PM is former international banker

Shaukat Aziz, who was elected Pakistan's 23rd prime minister on Friday, is a former high-flying banker who President Pervez Musharraf plucked from Citibank in New York to become finance minister after his 1999 military coup