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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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It's The Occupation, Stupid !

Am Johal – Asian Tribune

The Al Aqsa Intifada is a disaster for Israelis and
Palestinians as it hits its fourth year with no
significant advances, no real agreement in sight or an
end to the violence.

Fraudulent companies luring people in financial scams

Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Several fraudulent property advertisements besieging
the Pakistani real estate market have taken a severe
turn. The government has warned the people from taking
part in such schemes, and taken note of the property
fraud and attractive advertisements being published in

Britain rejects Musharraf's multilateralism on Kashmir

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Welcoming the new thaw in India-Pak relations, Britain strongly opposed Musharraf’s advocacy of multilateralism as an option on Kashmir.

Tamilselvan to spearhead LTTE’s anti-government propaganda in Europe.

To defeat disinformation campaign unleashed by the Government of Sri Lanka, Tigers has initiated a counter international propaganda strategy. This was declared yesterday by Tamilselvan in Kilinochchi, before his departure on a three week’s visit to the European countries.

Second Day of strike: Life remains disrupted

By Arjun Dhakal – Reporting from Katmandu, Nepal

The second day of the two-day general strike called by Maoists in central and eastern region has disrupted normal life and activities of general public.

India asks Pakistan to protect the Sikh shrine near Lahore

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

India has asked Pakistan to take measures to protect the Nankana Sahib Gurudwara, one of the Holy Shrines of the Sikh community, near Lahore, in the wake of attacks on the shrine and its property.

Siachin Glacier - highest battleground in the world

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

India and Pakistan are moving towards an understanding
on the deployment of troops from both the countries on
highest battleground of the world, "Siachin Glacier".

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Six LTTE cadres succumbed to RPG fire of the Tamil National force

By Asian Tribune Correspondent in Sri Lanka

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam yesterday suffered one of worst defeat in the hands of National Tamil Force when six of the LTTE cadres who manned the Panichankerni sentry point, succumbed to by the RPG fire.

"A popular government can't be removed with the help of foreign assistance"-Khaleda Zia

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Alluding to the main opposition Bangladesh Awami League (AL),
Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia today alleged that a certain
party became desperate to topple her government with the help of
foreign powers.

Myanmar has not lifted its human rights performance - UN rapporteur.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur for Myanmar Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro has once more renewed his call for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the General Secretary of the National League for Democratic Party (NLD) and the winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, from house arrest and for dialogue to begin between the Government and the NLD.

Bangladesh-Burma Trade on the Rise

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh has earned a record amount of 1 million USD from border
trade with Burma through Teknaf Land port in the current fiscal year.
While fish is the major item imported, other goods are onion, garlic,
ginger, cattle, rice, cosmetics and ketchup.

To end sexual exploitation of Children to be reviewed at the three day UNICEF conference

By Asian Tribune Correspondent in Sri Lanka

Better enforcement against child traffickers and more cross border cooperation by Governments in South Asia is being called for by the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF as three day meeting is to commence here in Colombo on today, 29 September, to review progress since the Yokohama Global Commitment of 2001, which called for greater efforts globally to protect children.

Bangladesh, Taiwan joint business council soon

Ahmede Mainul Hussain- Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh and Taiwan will form a joint business council to increase
investment and boost co-operation in a technology transfer. A
15-member Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) delegation led
by its chairman MA Awal visited Taiwan from September 15 to 25 and
signed an agreement with Taiwanese counterpart for technology exchange and joint research.


- Dayan Jayatilleka - Asian Tribune

The massive demonstration by pro-Tiger Tamils in Canada and the coming Tiger conclave in Switzerland are political and diplomatic triumphs for the LTTE, especially at a time that they are mocking the Ceasefire Agreement by murdering political opponents.

Not an act of terrorism but that of a misunderstanding among the students and the authorities

Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Lubna Jerar Naqvi reports attack on the Nankana Sahib Gurudwara, was not an act of terrorism but that of a misunderstanding among the students and the authorities. Also Bibi Jagir Kaur, chief of the top Sikh shrines committee declared that the attack was the an isolated incident and should not be overplayed. The matter has been resolved.

Burma's (Myanmar) Brand Of Democracy - - Sans Freedom of Press.

By Zin Linn

Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association (BMA), fighting for restoration of democracy in Myanmar (Burma), have demanded that the Military Junta's Board of Censorship reverse its recent decision to ban the privately-owned fortnightly Khit-Sann Journal that covers current international affairs.

Tata to Visit Bangladesh

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ratan Tata, head of Indian conglomerate Tata Group, will come to Dhaka to sign a $2 billion investment in Bangladesh. Tata had been due to sign a deal on September 7 with the Bangladesh Board of Investment
(BBOI) but it was delayed by a bomb attack on August 21 that killed 20