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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Legal tangle on imported timbers

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

15 trucks loaded with imported Myanmar timbers coming from Manipur has been detained since last evening here in by-pass check gate by the District Forest Officer, Kohima. The timbers are imported from Myanmar from Han Export and Import Tamu MYO, Myanmar through MM International Moreh, Manipur, India.

Is Chinese footwear next target?

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

Chinese footwear is
expected to be the next anti-dumping target by
European Union.

Walling calls jail inmates to transform for better while in jail

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

Nagaland DG Prisons, NN Walling (IPS) tenderly called upon the Kohima Jail inmates to transform their lives for the better while they were serving as prisoners inside the jail. He was speaking on the occasion of the “Free Medical Camp” organized by the 2 Assam Rifles and it was also coincided with the “Father’s Day” for the Kohima jail inmates here inside the jail today.

Sri Lanka: Leaders exploiting human miseries for their political designs.

Agitations, fasts and protests against Post Tsunami Operational Mechanism Structure (P-TOMS) are acts of exploiting human misery for mean political agenda of the leaders and by a section of the Buddhist clergies in the South.

Thailand Honors Burmese Leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s democracy leader who is presently languishing in house arrest for the third time since 30 May 2003, was honored by the prestigious Thammsat University of Thailand by granting her honorary doctorate degree on political science yesterday on her 60th birthday.

Provincial council is first casualty in the collapse of Sri Lankan ruling alliance

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The Western Provincial Council in Sri Lanka became the first casualty in the split of Sri Lanka’s ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) when the WPC Chief Minister Reginald Cooray tendered his resignation after loosing the majority in the council. The downfall of the administration of the council which represents the biggest population among Sri Lanka’s nine provinces could well be the precursor for six other Provincial Councils ruled by the UPFA.

Unabated- Killings continue in north and east

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed another member of a rival Tamil group taking the death toll in the last two weeks to twelve. The latest killing was yesterday when two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle sprayed bullets at Udayakumar Singham, 42, as he walked home from his office in Vavuniya. Singham belonged to the People's Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE).