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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 882

Monthly archive

Letter from America: Muslim Identity and Demography in Arakan

Part 4: Rakhine Attempt to Whitewash Burman King’s Crime

Khin Maung Saw provides a highly distorted rendition of the 1784 invasion of Arakan and tries to justify the brutal occupation by the racist and bigot Burman King Bodaw Paya by saying that it was all about reformation of the Buddhist Monk's order. To him, all those who fled were only 50,000. And obviously, to him, these were Rakhines (and no Rohingyas).

Global Financial Crisis: is a new form of revolution in the offing?

The inspiration that fuels the growing ‘Occupy the Wall Street’ movement, which has been spreading across major cities in America, finally crossed the Atlantic pool on Saturday, while giving the much-needed impetus to the like-minded European folks in a show of solidarity.

An impressive interview with President Ilham Aliyew

I was fortunate to have had the opportunity of watching Frost interviewing the president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyew, in an Al Jazeera TV program known as ‘Frost over the world’.

Kolonnawa and Colombo

Will Duminda Silva be placed under arrest – or will he get away with murder?
The answer to this simple question would tell us much about the nature and the destination of the Rajapaksa regime. And the fate of Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans under Rajapaksa rule.

Telangana rail blockade hits services in Andhra

The three-day rail-roko (rail blockade) in the Telangana region called for by those demanding a separate state began on Saturday with protesters descending on railway stations and tracks in the hundreds and the authorities responding with massive arrests.

Sri Lanka – Vietnam Machinery MoU to boost R&D and training to private sector


Among the many MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) and agreements signed on 14 October between Sri Lanka and Vietnam is the MoU on Machinery Manufacturing Cooperation (MMC). “This MoU will facilitate bilateral cooperation on research and development and even training” revealed Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka.

Adopt sanitation, hygiene and clean water for healthy living

After India's most celebrated Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan becoming the brand ambassador for Geneva-based Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), now Indian cricket players are to promote sanitation and hygiene in the country. Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan have already shot a clip, in which they are asking people: "Adopt the WASH hatrick - sanitation, hygiene, clean water - for healthy living".

Demographic right of Afghan Pashtuns to rule

Pakistan had agreed to become a US ally and fight its war to save itself from getting bombed to Stone Age and to become stronger economically, politically, socially and diplomatically.

Australia: A Victory for the Environment

It was called a victory for the minority Labour government, but in fact it was more a victory for the Environment. Like many other countries, Australia has been dragging on in its feet on the ‘carbon emission control proposals’ for over ten years, but finally took a bold decision to impose an effective tax on carbon emissions by big industries last week.


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