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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Western Wars and Arab Authoritarianism: Killing the Mankind

“Why of course the people don’t want war….but after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a parliament or a communist dictatorship….Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.” (Hermann Goering, former Nazi Minister at the Nuremberg Trials)

Crime reporter Dey murder: Mumbai woman scribe held

In a sensational twist to veteran crime reporter J Dey murder case, Mumbai police on Friday arrested Jigna Vora, a senior woman journalist under the stringent Maharashtra control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for allegedly abetting the crime.

Ministers and Parliamentarians hail tax holidays for investment and incentives given for Northern Development in the Budget

Minister of Health Mr. Maithripala Sirisena participating in the second reading debate of Sri Lanka’s 2012 budget in the Parliament yesterday said that the budget has proposed a number of valuable proposals for the future of the country, and to further strengthen the local economy.

Burma: Suu Kyi starts registering her party while by-election is still undecided

Burmese people are highly concerned about the issue of releasing political prisoners in Burma. President Thein Sein’s remark in Bali giving serious cause for concern. Speaking to Burmese journalists in Bali, Thein Sein said that he did not agree with the assessment that Burma has been holding several political prisoners, repeating previous military junta’s usual complaint, that Burma only lockups prisoners who violated relevant laws.

Lalin’s Column: Review ‘Cop in the Cross Fire’

Merril Gunaratne’s brilliant ‘Cop in the Cross Fire’ is a book that covers some of the most important areas that affect policing in SL. It makes fascinating reading. It examines the working of multifarious intelligence agencies (NIB.SIS, SB, DIBs and those of the forces like the very effective DMI and suggests ways and means to improve and reorganize National Intelligence. (Is it to be modelled on the clandestine FBI?).

Hunt on for woman Maoist leader in forest

A day after gunning down Maoist top gun Kishenji in an encounter, joint security forces were on Friday intensively combing the Burisole forest area of West Midnapore district in search of Maoist woman leader Suchitra Mahato and some other associates of the slain Naxal ite.

Sri Lanka Deputy Minister invited investors from U.A.E. to explore investment opportunities

The Deputy Minister External Affairs Neomal Perera called on the visiting Minister for Foreign Trade of the United Arab Emirates Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi on 24/11/11, in Colombo.

US Secretary urged to highlight human rights violations in ethnic states during her visit to Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has on Friday written to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, welcoming her forthcoming visit to Burma and requesting her to use the opportunity to “urge the regime to stop attacking ethnic people, declare a nationwide ceasefire, release all political prisoners, and engage in a meaningful process of dialogue with the ethnic nationalities and the democracy movement led by Aung San Suu Kyi”.

Upcoming Bonn Conference & Afghan Crises

First Bonn Conference was held in 2001. Now, once again the international community comprising 100 delegations of 90 nations will meet in the former German capital on 5 December 2011. The aim of this meeting is to decide the fate of long outstanding Afghan Issue.

Hearing on Kanimozhi bail plea to continue

The Delhi High Court on Friday adjourned till Monday the hearing on the bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and five other co-accuseds in the 2G spectrum scam case.

That elusive hundred

Padma Vibushan Sachin Tendulkar missed once again his 100th century by just six runs! Wankhede stadium was packed to its capacity with a crowd expecting its favorite son to create another landmark in Test cricket history.

Sri Lanka Parliament deplores MP Mangala Samaraweera for misusing parliamentary privileges to vilify the judiciary

Petroleum Industries Minister A.D. Susil Premajayantha speaking in the debate related to the second reading of the 2012 Budget, strongly criticizing the speech made by the UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera saying that the country is drifting towards dictatorship, accused the UNP MP of hiding behind the Parliamentary privileges to criticize the judiciary and to make a speech catering to the desires of the Human Right Council and certain western countries.