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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2251

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Myanmar: Authorities must investigate security forces, as reports of Rakhine abuses mount

Amnesty International is calling for an prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the conduct of Myanmar’s security forces in the restive Rakhine state, for human rights violations committed during ongoing security operations in the region.

Myanmar: Authorities must investigate security forces, as reports of Rakhine abuses mount
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Rohingya Lives Matter: Stop their ethnic cleansing

Myanmar’s government said that the October 9 raids were conducted by the Aqamul Mujahidin organization, which it described as being affiliated with an extremist group. On the other hand, a previously unknown group - Faith Movement - has released a press statement on October 15 in which it claimed itself as the sons of Arakan soil who were compelled by the dire situation that they faced to make their own destiny through uprising, self-determination in self-defense. “We stand as an independent body which is free from all elements of terror in any nature,” the press release stated “that seeks fundamental but legitimate rights and justice for all ARAKANESE including our innocent Rohingyas and OTHER civilians dying from the continuous military assaults.”

Rohingya Lives Matter: Stop their ethnic cleansing
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Chinese presence in Hambantotal harbor to be a permanent specter to India

The Chinese presence in Sri Lanka to become a permanent specter, when Sri Lanka Government sells its 80 per cent equity stake in the Hambantota harbor to a Chinese firm.

Ravi Karnanayake - Finance Minister
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US Presidential Election 2016: did FBI bridge the gap between Trump and Triumph?

With an unprecedented announcement about the need of a fresh inquiry over Hilary Clinton’s email fiasco, just eleven days before the election, James Comey, the director of the FBI, catapulted himself onto an enviable spot between the devil and the deep blue sea on Friday. He knows very well that he is going to be accused of being partisan, whichever way he takes the inquiry forward in the coming days – and draws a conclusion from its findings.

US Presidential Election 2016: did FBI bridge the gap between Trump and Triumph?
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