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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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NCGUB demands for the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners.

“The country needs a Government that respects and guarantees basic human rights for the people and not a military dictatorship. As the first step toward democracy the military needs to lift all restrictions and security laws which undermine basic human rights and which limit the participation of the people in the political process.”

Over 70 killed, hundreds missing as bad weather hit Pakistan

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

The death toll in Pakistan due to the heaviest rains, landslides
and snowfall has risen more than 70 as a dam burst in the southwestern Balochistan province leaving 51 killed and over 500 missing.

TRO collects money in Australia to fill LTTE’s war chest – alleges Austra-Lanka Muslim Association

From S Nagarajah from Sydney

Austra-Lanka Muslim Association, an association of Australian Muslims of Sri Lankan origin, has called upon the Australian Prime Minister John Howard to take practical legal and executive measures to prevent the Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation and other LTTE front organisations from raising funds for the Sri Lankan terrorist outfit for a separatist cause.

Congress leaves its Plan to be Solo in Bihar and Jharkhand.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Alarmed by the exit polls that predicted a much improved performance for its rival Bharatiya Janata Party-Janata Dal (United) combine after the first phase of elections in Bihar and Jharkhand states due to split in votes among its constituents, Congress-led ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in India has decided to present a united face to the voters.

Extremism, terrorism mar Pak-Afghan ties: Musharraf

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

General Pervez Musharraf has said that extremism and
terrorism had marred the Paki-Afghan trade relations
in the past and now he was satisfaction at the growing
level of trade between the two countries.

Canada’s WTM leading member wanted on sexual assault

Toronto Police is hunting for one of the leading World Tamil Movement’s VIP, who is said to be on the run, as he is been accused and wanted for investigation in sex assault and battery allegations.

No headway in attack on Parliament attack accused.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Having failed to make any headway in the murderous attack on Kashmiri professor S A R Geelani, during the 48-hour deadline set by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Delhi Police claimed that crucial evidence in the shootout case might have been lost.

Pro-UNP big business ganging up against Chandrika

Rajpal Abeynayake - Reporting from Colombo

"If tsunami reconstruction and relief is unsatisfactory, we will have to
intervene'', said Mahendra Amarasuriya, the controversial head of the
J-Biz Sri Lanka Chambers of Commerce apex body here in Colombo.

London Meeting Takes Musharraf to Task

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf was given the big stick when the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group(CMAG) met in London yesterday to consider the south Asian country’s progress toward democracy.