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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2345

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The 'Other', Older Palestinian Coup D’etat

By Nicola Nasser

Failing to substantiate for the President of the autonomous Palestinian Authority (PA), Mahmoud Abbas, a credible “legal” basis to extend his term from the Basic Law, which is the constitutional terms of reference that govern the rotation of power and the renewal of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the PA, Abbas in his capacity as the chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) convened the rubber stamping Fatah –dominated Central Council (CC) of the PLO in the West Bank city of Ramallah to elect him also President of the State of Palestine on November 23.

Innocent Tamil children in Germany being used for fund raising for LTTE

Human flowers After receiving the green light from Tamil Tiger supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran, the Tamil youths in Germany launched a massive campaign to raise funds in schools using innocent young children for the publicity campaign. The Thamilcholai school chain run by the Liberation Tigers if Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has launched a month long propaganda campaign in Germany using approximately 6500 students of 130 Thamilalayam schools in Germany together with 950 teachers to highlight the so-called plight of displaced children in Wanni to raise funds in German schools.

Business for Peace of FCCISL hits Asian CSR Awards

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

The concern and approach towards major national issues and the successful completion of some of them by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) enabled it to receive international awards. It won the Award for the Best Unconventional Project for SMEs at the World Chambers Federation Competition 2007 for the involvement of the FCCISL in the post Tsunami livelihood and enterprise rehabilitation project under Business for Peace Initiative (BPI) programme.

Birth Day party goes for War Heroes

By Leel Pathirana

It has been reported a very rare birth day celebration from Colombo. Hiwin Nimhan Chandrasekara, a 7-years old son, studying at Lyceum International School made a donation worth of Rs.20, 000/- for war heroes to celebrate his 7th birth day .The donation was handed over by Nimhan to the Defense Secretary Mr.Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday 03rd December at Defense Ministry premises.

Regional Entrepreneurs precede the National Entrepreneur of the year 2007

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

The most prestigious Annual National Awards – Sri Lanka Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 organized by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) is now in full swing and already the Regional Entrepreneur of the Year competition are being held. Entrepreneur of the Year competitions of the Eastern, North Western, North Central, Southern, Central, Uva, and Sabaragamuwa provinces were held.

Sweden approves new labor immigration law

Sweden's parliament has pushed through legislation that will make it easier for non-EU citizens to come to the country to work.
New rules set to come into force on December 15th stipulate that individual employers rather than the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) will decide whether there is a need to recruit foreign workers. The terms of employment must be equal to or better than those set out in Swedish collective bargaining agreements or what passes for standard practice in a particular industry.

UN to Provide Nutrition for One Million Hungry Asian Children & Familiies

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced a $15 million project to improve the nutrition of a million undernourished children and mothers in seven Asian countries-- Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines and Timor-Leste. "To achieve the Millennium Development Goals [to slash a host of social ills by 2015], malnutrition has to be addressed urgently and effectively," WFP Regional Director Tony Banbury told a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in Hong Kong, where business leaders and philanthropists also committed over $4 million to support the plan.

Offence is best defence against Indian bellicosity

By Asif Haroon Raja

Of all the regional countries, Pakistan has always been regarded by India as the stumbling block in her ambitions to attain regional ascendancy. Acquisition of nuclear weapons by Pakistan poured cold water on militaristic designs of India but never watered down her urge to undo Pakistan. Since application of force through direct means has become highly risky and costly because of Pakistan’s conventional and nuclear capability, Indian planners are now burning midnight oil how to weaken and destabilise Pakistan and deprive it of its nuclear weapons by applying indirect strategy.

Manmohan heeds Karunanidhi request for sending Pranab to Colombo

By M Rama Rao, India Editor, Asian Tribune, Delhi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi gifted himself a talking point with his one-hour long meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Thursday. He requested Singh to send foreign minister Pranab Mukherjee to Colombo on a peace mission. And the request was accepted though the delegation of some small and a couple of big parties he had led failed to present a picture of unity in front of the Prime Minister. In fact, according to sources, some of them openly squabbled on LTTE brand of politics.


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