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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2648

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UNP reforms committee to decide on internal-elections this week

Sri Lanka’s main opposition, the United National Party (UNP) which is presently in the throes of a leadership crisis is to decide this week if the UNP will hold an internal election to elect a new party leader and members for other senior posts.

Suu Kyi attacks breakaway faction bid to fight polls

Myanmar's pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi criticised a breakaway faction of her now-defunct political party, her lawyer said, after renegade former members set up a party of their own to contest this year's election, media reports from Yangon said.

Tape of do more mantra switched on again

The year 2009 was the worst year for Pakistan during which it had to bear with maximum terrorist attacks and drone strikes and suffer maximum casualties.

New Delhi station stampede leaves 2 dead, many hurt

Two persons were on Sunday killed and at least 15 passengers injured when a last minute change of platform for a Patna-bound train triggered a stampede at the New Delhi railway station, facing a huge summer rush.

Disaster finds Milliband-Brown, going the way of disgruntled Diaspora

Here’s one writer of Sri Lankn origin from Australia coming down heavily on former British Labor Minister David Milliband who was the keynote speaker at the inaugural GTF held in Britain with the blessing of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who lost power they enjoyed for 13 years, in the recent elections.

Nepal Maoists to promulgate new constitution through streets

Nepal Maoists have announced to promulgate their own constitution from the streets on May 29, a day after the deadline of the Constituent Assembly (CA) expires.

Baroness Warsi - David Cameron’s first Muslim Woman Member of Cabinet

Baroness Warsi, a woman of Pakistani-Origin who became the newly appointed chairperson of the ruling Conservative party, was on Thursday made a Minister without portfolio, the first Muslim woman to serve in a British Cabinet.

Iran’s nuclear fuel swap deal with Brazil and Turkey

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said in Teheran Monday that Iran, Brazil and Turkey have signed a deal for nuclear fuel swap in Turkish territory.

Dubai Premier inaugurates water taxi

Dubai - Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated on Sunday, the water taxi project at the Festival City station on the Dubai Creek as a new tourist project and a transport mode added by the Road and Transport Authority (RTA).

Indonesia busts major terror plot to kill President

Indonesian police have announced they had uncovered and foiled a plot to assassinate the President and other top officials, massacre foreigners in Mumbai-style attacks and declare an Islamic state, reports from Jakarta said.

Newborns in city civic hospital to get baby beds with mosquito nets: Mayor

The new borns delivered in civic body hospitals in Chennai will be presented baby beds with mosquito nets by the Chennai Corporation from June 3, Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's birthday, Mayor M. Subramanian has said.

Dual Policy on Burma

Following a seven-month policy review, the American administration launched a "policy of pragmatic engagement with Burma,” while President Barack Obama formally extended sanctions for another year, Assistant Secretary of State, Kurt Campbell of East Asian and Pacific Affairs said that “The United States stands by the Burmese people in their desire for a more democratic, prosperous, and peaceful nation." Will that rhetoric sound hallow or will be follow up by actions is still to be seen.

UK Minister hints at bonds for Indian students

In a sign of Britain tightening its immigration laws, new Immigration Minister Damian Green has indicated that students from India and other non-EU countries will have to furnish a bond of a specified amount before coming to study at British institutions.

ILO Report on Crisis Recovery, Future Challenges for ASEAN economies

A dispatch from the International Labour Organization (ILO) Colombo office indicated that a new report on labour and social trends in the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) [1] will be released by the ILO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific next week.

Jaya TV drops Kushboo program after she joined DMK

Noted actress Kushboo's nine-year-long popular reality game show has been dropped by 'Jaya TV', a pro-AIADMK media channel, after Kushboo joined the DMK recently.

Wounded ‘Seh Daeng’ dies in hospital Monday morning

Key anti-government Red Shirt movement ally Army Specialist Maj-Gen Khattiya Sawasdipol, better known as ‘Seh Daeng,' who was shot in the right temple last Thursday night died early Monday at state-run Vajira Hospital here, said the hospital director Dr Chaiwan Charoenchokethawee.