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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2958

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The Destruction of Burma by the generals.

By Myint Thein, - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Burma was once a rich country. I have a photo of Geisha girls from Japan working in Burma in the early 20th Century. This picture by Ahuja was published by Noel F. Singer in "Burmah - A Photographic Journey 1855-1925".

UML gives pressure to government for ceasefire before Dashain

Arjun Dhakal - Reporting from Katmandu, Nepal

A delegation team of Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist and Leninist (CPN-UML), a major party of collation government, has urged the Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday to declare cease-fire before the Dashain and initiate peace process.

Global Meet on Burma Demands Immediate Release of Aung San Suu Kyi

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

An International Conference on Restoration of Democracy in Burma (Myanmar) has sent out a forceful call for the immediate release of the jailed Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kye and start of negotiations with the participation of all parties concerned for an early return to democracy.

What are the policies of Karuna’s new political Party? Is there any?

What was the motive, or the intention behind the launching of a new political formation? Why the policies and the aims of the new party have not been succinctly told right in the beginning? Is he expecting a new power or authority for himself and his cadres by ballot, whereas his former boss - Prabakaran believed in the barrel of the gun?

Iraq Again Haunts Blair Government

By Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets of London Sunday demanding the withdrawal of British troops from war ravaged Iraq, a day before the Blair government faces another embarrassing session in the Westminster parliament.

Hindus to Scale Down Durga Puja Celebration in Bangladesh

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh Puja Celebration Committee (BPCC) has decided to scale down the gaiety and has limited the playing of musical instruments during Durga Puja to ensure communal harmony and sanctity of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Pakistan: No quorum for National Assembly

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

The session of the National Assembly had to be adjourned for lack of quorum. This quorum problem was pointed out to the chair by an opposition member as soon as the house met. The chair asked for counting and when it was found there was no quorum he adjourned the house for sometime.