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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2395

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The Need for a Free Press in Burma

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Several Asian leaders were shocked when it was disclosed a few months ago that Myanmar's Military Intelligence (Secret Police) had facilitated the importation of thirty thousand (30,000) unlicensed cars to Burma. Almost all these unlicensed cars were stolen in Thailand and Malaysia.

India, China agree to diversify their cooperation in Agriculture.

From Narendra Kaushik- Reporting from New Delhi.

A day after Union Minister for Agriculture Sharad Pawar who is currently on a visit to China to discuss bilateral agricultural issues between the two most populous countries of the world, told China to implement an old MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) Beijing signed with New Delhi 13 years back, the two countries have reached an agreement to ‘revitalize’ and ‘diversify’ their cooperation in agricultural and allied sectors including dairy and fisheries.

U.S. Arms Offer Threatens Stability in South Asia

Analysis by Thalif Deen

When the United States decided to sell 12 sophisticated F-16 fighter planes to Indonesia about 10 years ago, the London-based human rights organisation Amnesty International did not raise its customary objection to the sale of lethal equipment to a politically repressive regime.

Supreme Court warns police against misuse of law on preventive detention.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

In an order that will go far in clarifying the powers of the police in the country, Supreme Court of India has said that preventive arrest can not exceed 24 hours, is to be exercised only to prevent commission of a cognizable offence and its misuse by police officials makes them liable to be punished adequately under the law as well as contempt of the court.

Hindus Deplore Destruction of Hindu Temple by Saudi Arabia's Religious Police.

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed shock and outrage over the destruction of a Hindu temple in Saudi Arabia on March 24, 2005, and rapid deportation of Hindus found worshipping at the temple by the Saudi government.

U.N. Chief Says 'Hell No,' He Won't Resign

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service News Agency

After a 12-month investigation, a three-member independent committee has cleared U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan of any wrongdoing in the multi-million-dollar, now defunct oil-for-food programme in Iraq.


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