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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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A personal Letter to Henry Soe Win by Prof. Dr. Win (Kanbawza Win)

This is a personal letter written to me by Prof. Dr. Win (Kanbawza Win) and I have taken the liberty to share it with all of you.
-Henry -

Propaganda war hots up. Fasting monk whisked to hospital

From our Colombo Correspondents

Amidst protests the National Bhikku Front President, Venerable Dr. Dambara Amila, fasting in protest against the P-TOMS, was whisked away yesterday by Police in an ambulance to a hospital. His condition was deteriorating fast and doctors were concerned about possible kidney failure. Doctors found him suffering from acute dehydration. Doctors say that his condition is critical.

JVP quits, Chandrika shaky, UNP grinning

From our Political correspondent

At midnight yesterday the Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna, (JVP) left the coalition headed by President Chandrika Kumaratunga. The coalition which was called United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) was formed at the last election to defeat the UNP led by Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Pakistanis support my policies: Musharraf

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting From Islamabad

President General Pervez Musharraf has said the vast majority of the people of Pakistan were with him for the economic development, poverty alleviation and prosperity and well being of the country.

Sri Lanka's Ministers Anura and Mangala in Beijing

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

Amidst political
tension between President and her main coalition
partner JVP and JVP's decision to quitting UPFA
government by the midnight, senior cabinet Ministers
Anura Bandaranaike and Mangala Samaraweera came
yesterday afternoon to Beijing in the Sri Lankan
Airlines inaugural flight to China.

All Bush, All the Time, for the Rest of Your Life

By John Chuckman

A group of Republican legislators proposes to rescind the 22ndAmendment to the American Constitution. This is the Amendment, passed after four terms of Franklin Roosevelt scared the be Jesus out of Republicans, limiting a President to two terms in office. The legislators apparently believe that with continued Republican gains in Congress, they may be in a position to change the Constitution by 2006, in time to extend Bush's benevolent work.

Pakistan - Australia sign MoUs on counter terrorism

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and Australia have signed two MoUs and an agreement to counter terrorism and increase cooperation in agricultural sector. Both the MoUs provide a framework for bilateral counter terrorism cooperation.

Bhikku front vows to oust President Kumaratunga

Janaka Perera – Reporting from Colombo

National Bhikku Front Secretary Venerable Kalawelgala Chandraloka warned on Wednesday, that President Kumaratunga will face disaster if any harm befalls to NBF President Venerable Dr. Dambara Amila, who is engaged in a fast unto death over the proposed Joint Mechanism with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Life Sentence for Burma’s Five Democracy Activists

On June 13, 2005, leaders from the National League for Democracy (NLD) and the Democratic Party for a New Society (DPNS), detained since December 2004, received life sentences.

Advocating True Democracy for Common People

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

Maintaining the political (military) relationship with the army rulers of Rangoon is nothing but an example of maintaining "double standard" by New Delhi towards Burma. Being the largest democracy in the world, India should not continue relationship with the junta, which has smashed all democratic norms in Burma, said a senior Assamese journalist D.N. Bezboruah. Addressing a distinguished gathering in Assam capital of Northeast India.

Pak - Australia agree to boost economic, political ties

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and Australia have agreed to forge close economic, trade and political relations. The agreement came at formal talks between President Pervez Musharraf and Australian Prime Minister John Howard in Canberra.

Sri Lanka heading for a period of instability

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Sri Lankan politics has entered an era of instability with the split in the ruling alliance at the stroke of midnight yesterday. The government of President Chandrika Kumaratunga is expected to drag along for the remaining part of this year with the conditional support of main opposition, the United National Party.