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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Myanmar teenagers taught media ethics and reporting

Teenaged Myanmar journalists concluded a two-week training course by UNICEF on international-standard reporting skills, child-focused reporting and media ethics.

Canada’s Blessings, Including Gay Marriage

By John Chuckman

July 1 was Canada's national day, and although the country has its share of political problems, we have a great deal to celebrate.

Nawaz vows not to make any deal with Musharraf

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Muslim League (PML)’s chief and former Prime Minister, who lives in exile in Saudi Arabia, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that he would not be entering into any deal with President Pervez Musharraf merely for coming back to home.

Now the Ultimatum…

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Perhaps the Tiger has smelt blood and is planning to move in for the kill. The LTTE’s latest ultimatum could either be an attempt to squeeze more concessions from a beleaguered President or an excuse to start the next war. With her P-TOMS gamble the President placed almost all her eggs in the LTTE’s basket and it is possible that the insatiable Tiger is seeking to exploit her vulnerability to obtain a few more prizes, such as Col. Karuna’s head (metaphorically).

World Bank to help Chinese Energy sector

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

The World Bank has
agreed to a loan of 87 million US dollars to China for
the financing of the Renewable Energy Scale up
Program, where the largest loan for this sector by the
World Bank.

Sethu Project launched amidst much controversy

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched the much-debated Rs 2,427 crore Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project on Saturday evening. The press of a button at the venue signaled the dredging ship ‘Rainbow Action’ stationed 45 km off Point Calimere to dump the first dredged spoil into this pre chosen dumping site.

Canada’s Blessings, Including Gay Marriage

By John Chuckman

July 1 was Canada's national day, and although the country has its share of political problems, we have a great deal to celebrate.

Nawaz vows not to make any deal with Musharraf

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Muslim League (PML)’s chief and former Prime Minister, who lives in exile in Saudi Arabia, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that he would not be entering into any deal with President Pervez Musharraf merely for coming back to home.

Now the Ultimatum…

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Perhaps the Tiger has smelt blood and is planning to move in for the kill. The LTTE’s latest ultimatum could either be an attempt to squeeze more concessions from a beleaguered President or an excuse to start the next war. With her P-TOMS gamble the President placed almost all her eggs in the LTTE’s basket and it is possible that the insatiable Tiger is seeking to exploit her vulnerability to obtain a few more prizes, such as Col. Karuna’s head (metaphorically).

World Bank to help Chinese Energy sector

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

The World Bank has
agreed to a loan of 87 million US dollars to China for
the financing of the Renewable Energy Scale up
Program, where the largest loan for this sector by the
World Bank.

A Bear Hug

By Prof. Kanbawza Win

It came to no surprise that the Russian representative Konstantin Dolgov block the American initiative of putting Burma in the UN Security Council because he argued the issue was outside the Council's international peace and security mandate. The US delegate, Gerald Scott has made some feeble attempt when he described Burma as a country that continues to decline in every aspect.

Portuguese: Religious conversion and ending Tamils’ Sovereignty.

By: K. T. Rajasingham

K.T.Rajasingham - narrates the story of Portuguese who entered Sri Lanka by mere accident, saw opportunities available aplenty for commercial exploitation of the natural resources and how in the name of commerce they entered the Tamil Kingdom, subsequent capture of the Kingdom, leading to the end of Tamils’ sovereignty on 11 February 1621 and the complete decimation of Tamils’ identity and the unethical forced conversion of Hindus to Christianity.

Opposition Leader demands presidential polls this year.

Shyamalee Murugesu from Colombo

The United National Party (UNP) sponsored mass protest march ‘Janabala Meheyuma” got underway yesterday from Devundera . Thousand of UNP supporters are participating in the march.

Sethu Project launched amidst much controversy

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched the much-debated Rs 2,427 crore Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project on Saturday evening. The press of a button at the venue signaled the dredging ship ‘Rainbow Action’ stationed 45 km off Point Calimere to dump the first dredged spoil into this pre chosen dumping site.


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