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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2706

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How damaging is to lie

Some publications in our country do not realize how self damaging is to lie. When it is proved or found out what was published a mere fabrication, it not only draws the wrath of the reading public but the publication itself loses its credibility and loses its readership too.

Hair Raising Strategies. – “we rather be bald than have hair”

Darrel Hair is a defeated person - these strategies are meant to give him some recognition, and this world is full of such people eg: The man who killed John Lennon did so to hog the limelight, but the timing of this egocentric’s comments should be examined carefully.

ILO to mark IWD by focusing on ‘Making the Recovery work for Women’

A dispatch from the International Labour Organization Colombo Office indicated the ILO will mark the centenary of International Women’s Day on Monday 7 March with a panel discussion which will highlight the role of gender equality in securing a sustainable and equitable recovery.

Long road ahead for Asian women workers' struggle for equality

While much achievement has been made in the past decades, women workers across Asia still struggle for more rights and equality. They need to find more ways to make their voices heard, such as engaging in politics, speakers at a seminar in Bangkok said in the run up to International Women's Day (March 8).

He is loved or feared?

It is really sad that some ‘leaders’ do not understand the difference between love and fear. Qaddafi of Libya claims that his people loved him but what we see from this uprising is, in fact, they have been living in fear of this tyrant, 42 long years.

The Rajapaksa Sri Lanka: On the Wrong Side of History

“As he launched a series of murderous attacks against the protesting Libyan people, in a desperate bid prolong his 42 year-rule, Libya’s self styled ‘Brother Leader of the Revolution’ Muammar Gaddafi had a telephone conversation with Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. According to Libya’s official Al-Jamahiriyah TV,

Lalin’s Column: The Major who tried to control Muamar Gaddafi in Sri Lanka (1976)

Colonel Gaddafi visited SL in 1976 for the Non Aligned Conference in 1976 and was an immediate hit because of his maverick behaviour. His first personal contact with SL officials was at the previous Non Aligned Meeting in Algeria. He sent out an invitation to Mrs Bandaranayke the Prime Minister to have afternoon tea with him.

Filipinos the architects

How could one forget the Filipinos, who showed the world that what ‘people power’ could do when they are united? Now, they are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their EDSA, which ousted the dictator, Ferdinand Marcos.

LTTE moves to regroup: West on the alert

Last month (January), Canada seized all properties and bank assets of World Tamil Movement worth millions of dollars raised through illegal means including extortions, debit/credit card scams and human, narcotics and arms trafficking. Canada’s World Tamil Movement was registered as a non-profit organization claiming to be engaged in Humanitarian work, but they funded and provided weapons to the LTTE.

Tale of Two Friends in Hot Water: Silvio Berlusconi of Italy and Col Gadaafi of Libya

During the past few weeks, the unthinkable happened: most of the Middle East has been in flames; the autocratic rulers, who once were flamboyant characters, have been reduced to folks with a charisma of a 15-Watt light bulb; strong men have been toppled; and the remaining despots are getting nervous and seeking exit strategies.

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