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India's President APJ Abdul Kalam on a visit to Myanmar

[b]India's President APJ Abdul Kalam on a visit to Myanmar[/b]

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 09 March (Asiantribune.com):[/b] India President APJ Abdul Kalam began a three day visit to Myanmar ignoring protests from rights groups.

Democracy or Hypocrisy

Prof: Kanbawza Win

Within days of President George W Bush's visit and the joint declaration of India and US where the two countries declare their solidarity for the restoration of democracy and the release of the Burmese people’s leader Daw Aung San Su Kyi, India has embark on a grand effort to the engage the military regime. President APJ Abdul Kalam, accompanied by Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran and other senior officers are now in Rangoon relishing the Burmese food and hospitality.

EPRLF decried Anton Balasingham for calling them a '‘paramilitary group'’

Eelam Peoples Liberation Front has slammed Anton Balasingham, alleged to be the one 'glorifies suicide bombers' and 'issues death threats to other from London' for labelling them as a 'paramilitary group.'Post your comments

Pakistan effectively checked cross-border infiltration along Afghan border

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has effectively checked cross-border infiltration along Afghan border and destroyed several sanctuaries through targeted operations against militants.

The Most Distinguished Journalist of Burma has to celebrate his 76th Birthday in Jail

By- Zin Linn

U Win Tin, former editor-in-chief of Hanthawaddy Newspaper and secretary of National League for Democracy Central Executive Committee, celebrates his 76 th birthday on March 12 in the notorious Insein Prison, where nearly 100 political activists died in recent years. He has been languishing in Special cell No.10 for the past 17 years.

Pakistan rejects Indian demarche on Dam

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has rejected the Indian demarche regarding the construction of Bhasha dam. Post your comments

Government must re-poll in the Northern province – EU Chief Observer

Sunil C. Perera, - Reporting from Colombo

Visiting EU Chief Observer John Cushnahan recommends re-polling all electoral districts in the North and East that had been affected by violence and intimidation. In the last Presidential Election held on 17 November 2005. EU Observer said that he will meet all the political Party leaders to discuss about his recommendation.Post your comments

Muslims urge Government, LTTE and Co Chairs to take their demand for a delegation seriously

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

Representatives of Muslim Civil Society and the Political Leadership which met at a round-table discussion has reiterated their demand for a separate independent delegation to represent the Muslim interest at any future talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE.Post your comments

India's President APJ Abdul Kalam on a visit to Myanmar

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

India's President APJ Abdul Kalam began a three day visit to Myanmar ignoring protests from rights groups. As his special aircraft landed yesterday at the Yangon International Airport, junta's strongman Senior General Than Shwe warmly greeted him and welcomed him to building strong ties particularly in the energy sector. Post your comments

This is our Island in the sun….

By 'Sodson'

This is our island in the sun

Once considered second to none

But the greed and shortsightedness of our appointed leaders

Have left the island smelling of dung.

Suspension of ICRC Visits Shows USDA's Increased Control

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), a watchdog organization of the political prisoners languishing in the notorious prisons in Burma, has slammed the Burmese junta for the interference of visits to prisons by the International Committee of the Red Cross by the Union Solidarity and Development Association, a civilian wing of the ruling State Peace and Development Council of Burma .

Muslims urge Government, LTTE and Co Chairs to take

[b]Muslims urge Government, LTTE and Co Chairs to take their demand for a delegation seriously[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 09 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b]Representatives of Muslim Civil Society and the Political Leadership which met at a round-table discussion has reiterated their demand for a separate independent delegation to represent the Muslim intere

Government must re-poll in the Northern province – EU Chief

[b]Government must re-poll in the Northern province – EU Chief Observer [/b]

Sunil C. Perera, - Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 09 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Visiting EU Chief Observer John Cushnahan recommends re-polling all electoral districts in the North and East that had been affected by violence and intimidation. In the last Presidential Election held on 17 November 2005.

Pakistan rejects Indian demarche on Dam

[b]Pakistan rejects Indian demarche on Dam[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 09 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan has rejected the Indian demarche regarding the construction of Bhasha dam.

A statement issued by the Pakistan Foreign office in Islamabad on Wednesday said Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory.

EPRLF decried Anton Balasingham for calling them a '‘paramil

[b]EPRLF decried Anton Balasingham for calling them a '‘paramilitary group'’[/b]

[b]Colombo, 09 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Eelam Peoples Liberation Front has slammed Anton Balasingham, alleged to be the one 'glorifies suicide bombers' and 'issues death threats to other from London' for labelling them as a 'paramilitary group.'

T.Sritharan, General Secretary, EPRLF (P) - Pathmanabah Grou

President Mahinda Rajapakse’s UK style devolution analyzed

[b]President Mahinda Rajapakse’s UK style devolution analyzed [/b]

By Usha S Sri Skanda Rajah

Mahinda Rajapakse has failed to comprehend the genuine aspirations of the Thamil people when he announced of a UK style devolution is the maximum he is prepared to concede to the Thamils and nothing more – this he said under his so called "maximum devolution under a unitary state" concept.

Two schoolboys abducted by LTTE after 'Geneva Talks' sought

[b]Two schoolboys abducted by LTTE after 'Geneva Talks' sought Navy's protection[/b]

[b]Colombo, 09 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Two more LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) abducted teenagers as recent as 01st & 02nd March 2006 after Geneva talks have escaped from the LTTE’s Sampoor camp late Tuesday (07) evening and surrendered to naval troops at Trincomalee jetty seeking protection.

Protesting Sri Lankan tsunami refugees occupy government

[b]Protesting Sri Lankan tsunami refugees occupy government building[/b]

Tsunami refugees from Kalmunai in eastern Sri Lanka occupied local divisional secretariat premises on February 22 in an angry protest over the failure of government authorities to provide permanent housing.

President Mahinda Rajapakse’s UK style devolution analyzed

By Usha S Sri Skanda Rajah

Mahinda Rajapakse has failed to comprehend the genuine aspirations of the Thamil people when he announced of a UK style devolution is the maximum he is prepared to concede to the Thamils and nothing more – this he said under his so called "maximum devolution under a unitary state" concept. Post your comments

US State Dept’s Human Rights Report 2005 ticks off Burma and many countries

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

The Human Rights Report 2005 released by the US State Department provides a comprehensive overview of the status of individual rights and freedoms in 196 countries from around the world. A key underpinning of the report is that the promotion of democracy is essential to providing an environment in which human rights can flourish.


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