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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2791

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Why did the 8888 Generation Falls into the Army’s Trap?

An open letter written in Burmese by little Ma Hla Myaing to the 8888 generation leaders of Burma seems to hit the nail on the head. The Tatmadaw (Burmese Army) visualise that the 8888 generations is the upcoming force to reckon, because it is a movement and not a political party.

PMU Rector Addresses Youth Councils in the Eastern Province

Dr. Isa Alansari, Rector of Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) and Special Advisor to the Governor of the Eastern Province, addressed the members of the Youth Councils of the Eastern Province recently.

Mumbai rioters to be charged with murder

Twenty-three people, arrested in connection with violence at a rally at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Saturday, and organisers of the protest have been slapped with murder charge, police said.

Rohingya issue in Myanmar on top of the agenda in Islamic Solidarity Summit

The Makkah summit is expected to be another milestone in fostering Islamic solidarity. Rohingya issue is expected to be on the top of the agenda.

India’s wrestler Sushil Kumar gets silver in Olympics

India will not have a gold medal to show from the London Olympic Games as wrestler Sushil Kumar had to settle for a silver in the 66kg free style category after being outclassed by Japanese Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu 3-1 in the gold medal bout, in London on Sunday.

Sri Lankan President on the two earthquakes that devastated part of Iran

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a condolence message to President of Iran Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regarding the two earthquakes of high magnitude which have struck Tabriz and Ahar causing the loss of valuable lives, displacement of persons and destruction to property.

Community engagement is key as rectal microbicides research progresses ahead

While interviewing a range of experts involved with research, development and advocacy of new HIV prevention tools at the recently concluded XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), I was reminded of a transgender woman who had said to me in an interview four years back that: "There is no doubt that we need more HIV prevention options - current options don't work especially for people like us... and this is the only possible reason to motivate me to advocate for new prevention options."

The two-day Sri Lanka Festival in Tokyo on 8th and 9th of September 2012

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo, Japan is planning to organize the Ninth Sri Lanka Festival on 8th and 9th of September, 2012 in Tokyo with the view to promote the cordial and bilateral relations between Lanka and Japan and also the cultural, religious affinity of the two countries.