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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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Who will be the next national hero and when ?

Who will be the next [size=150][color=black]national hero [/color][/size]and when ?

``TNF Demands the Resignation of the 22 Tamil MPs Backing Prabaharan.``

``Mr. S. Cheran,``[size=100]We kindly call upon the 22 Tamil Members of Parliament to resign from the seats[/size]`` ``

Sampanthan - ``in Parliament Sampanthan and Sivajilingham stood out outstandingly.

Shan State and the Panglong Agreement

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Historically, the Shan State consists of thirty-four small principalities ruled by Sawbwas (Princes). Alfred McCoy in "The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia" states "During the last twenty-five years of their colonial rule, the British had seperated the Shan States from the rest of Burma and administered them as an autonomous federation, governing indirectly through Sawbwas, the traditional feudal princes".

Sri Lanka Central Bank to regularise NGO's receiving funds

The Sri Lanka’s Central Bank has issued an operating mechanism that all Non Government Organizations in Sri Lanka has to channel their funds received from donors and foreign Governments in a special bank accounts.

Two killed in Pakistan shooting, Police nab six suspects

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

At least two persons were killed and several others injured as unknown gunmen opened fire on mourners returning from a funeral near a Muslim shrine on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital.

India unveils intelligent, considered neighbourhood policy.

By Rama Rao

India’s critique of SAARC as articulated by the foreign secretary Shyam Saran is timely though it could have come a little early in the day in view of the flak Delhi has faced from Pakistan and Bangladesh over the postponement of the Dhaka summit.

Musharraf urges world to resolve global conflicts

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has called on the international community especially the west to address lingering conflicts as lasting peace and sustainable development were dependent on their just resolution.

Call to proscribe LTTE in Canada overwhelms.

Confusion prevails about proscribing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Canada, however it is learnt that a firm decision is likely to be taken soon despite request by Norway not to proscribe the Sri Lanka’s Tamil rebel outfit.

Pakistan reassures secure nuclear system

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad.

Pakistan has emphatically stated that it has a very robust system of nuclear command and control and taken stringent measures to ensure safety and security of its nuclear assets.