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Toshiba-Ogikai : Toshiba cheats United Nations.

Toshiba Corp, Japan is abnornally atrocious from long before.
On May 1, 2005, Setsuo Imai's Toshiba communist laborer group "Association of Toshiba Workers for Defending Human Rights and Eliminating All Forms of Discrimination" site (including English statements) at said they will go to UN Global Compact Head office, NY, USA to appeal Toshi

Indian CFO for the White House

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

President George W Bush has opted for an American Indian to head his office at the White House as the chief Financial Officer. The honour goes to Gopal Khanna, who is at present with the Peace Corps.

U.S. Seeks to Repair its Tarnished International Image After Prisoner Abuse

Daya Gamage – U.S. Correspondent to Asian Tribune

The United States which suffered a severe international image setback due to the handling of prisoners in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib detention camp and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention facility has demoted and disciplined several senior military officers based on a series of exhaustive investigations into detainee and interrogation operation.

Ranil Wickremesinghe runs away from facing issues

By our Colombo Correspondent

Political observers are puzzled by the refusal of Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Leader of the Opposition, to participate in the talks with President Chandrika Kumaratunga on the proposals to set up a joint mechanism to distribute aid to the north and the east.

Kanchi Seer seeks transfer of his case to outside Tamilnadu

DP Kamat in New Delhi

There is some movement in the long pending case against the Hindu Seer, the Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham. The Supreme Court Friday began hearing on the Seer’s plea for transferring his trial to any place outside Tamilnadu.

President urges politicians to emulate late premier Sirimavo Bandaranaike

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Asian Tribune’s Colombo Bureau Chief

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said that the politicians of the current generation could learn a lot from the vision of the late Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike, mother of Kumaratunga. The greatest honor one can offer to the late Mrs Bandaranaike is to dedicate their political career for the benefit of the common masses by putting country before self, setting aside their political agendas, President said.

Indian govt. extends ban on Deendar Anjuman

DP Kamat in New Delhi

Indian government has extended the ban on the Deendar Anjuman, a fundamentalist organisation, for allegedly indulging in anti- national activities by two more years. This organisation has its roots in south India, particularly Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It had hit the headlines in May-July 2000 when it engineered a series of explosions in nine churches, a temple and a mosque in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Goa.

Sri Lanka: VAT on VAT

Sunil C. Perera, Reporting from Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan consumers will have to pay higher prices for imported essential food commodities due to the government’s new tax structure introduced in the last budget, according to trade associations.

Burmese political prisoners on hunger strike condition deteriorates

The lives of the political prisoners on a hunger strike in the notorious Insein Prison in Burma are at risk. They started their hunger strike on 28 April 28 and they continue, though they are feeble and weak.

Tamil militant clash claims 4 more lives

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Asian Tribune’s Colombo Bureau Chief

The internecine warfare between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and its breakaway eastern group claimed four more lives of the main group.

Blair Wins Re-Election, But His Hold Is Weakened

Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain returned to power on Friday for a
record-setting third successive term, according to official election
results, with a much reduced majority reflecting his unpopularity over the
war in Iraq, The New York Times reports.

Japan's Terrorism : Japan didn't investigate it.

I so naturally believe that Ryongchon Explosion, North Korea on Apr 22, 2004 was Japan's 1st after World War II maneuver using a satellite Mbsat or N-Star-C. And Japanese PM Junichiro Koizumi, a Toshiba spy or mind-controlling man, went to N. Korea again on May 22, 2004. Therefore I hate Koizumi very much as a human, although, of course, I hate Toshiba persons.

Former Presidents Bush and Clinton Raise US $10 Million For Tsunami Relief in Texas Alone

Daya Gamage – U.S. Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Former United States presidents George H.W. Bush, a Republican, and Bill Clinton, a Democrat, shed their political differences to raise $10 million in just one of the fifty states, the State of Texas for reconstruction projects in four tsunami affected nations, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand and the Maldives when some of those countries internal political squabbles have taken a prominent place as to who should have control over relief work complicating the lives of those affected by last December 26 disaster.