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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1227

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Myanmar Arrests 12 Activists
Yangon (Reuters), Feb. 10: - Myanmar's military government said on Monday it arrested 12 opposition activists for plotting to create unrest in a further sign of deteriorating relations between the ruling generals and the pro-democracy movement. Military intelligence spokesman Brigadier General Tha...
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Amnesty International on its first Myanmar Visit.
Bangkok, Feb. 10: The two Amnesty International delegates, who visited Myanmar for the first time, on their return from Yangon, held a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, to report about their visit. The press conference was held this morning, at Amari Boulevard Hotel located in Bangkok. Demelz...
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Expelled Indian, Pakistani diplomats drive home
By Myra MacDonald and David Brunnstrom New Delhi / Islamabad (Reuters), Feb. 10: Top diplomats from India and Pakistan drove home across the subcontinent on Monday after tit-for-tat expulsions that further soured tense relations between the nuclear-armed rivals. Pakistan's acting high commission...
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Myanmar-Thailand agree to cooperate closely in key areas
Bangkok, Feb 10 (TNA): Myanmar and Thailand have agreed to cooperate closely in three key areas, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told TNA reporter on Monday here after returning from his official visit to Myanmar that the Myanmar and Thai governments had agreed on a cooper...
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CRA asks Karnataka to release 4,500 cusecs of water to TN
New Delhi,(PTI) Feb. 10: The Cauvery River Authority (CRA) today directed Karnataka to release 4,500 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu per day for three more days. After three days, Karnataka will release water as per the Cauvery Water Tribunal interim orders, Water Resources Minister Arjun Charan S...
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Sri Lanka appoints task force for Gulf war evacuation
Colombo, (PTI), Feb. 10: Sri Lanka today appointed a high-powered task force to evacuate 170,000 of its nationals employed in Kuwait if war breaks out in neighbouring Iraq. Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando called a meeting of top officials from his ministry and the Labour ministry to draw up c...
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Visit of Amnesty International to Myanmar – A Brief Observation.
By - K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok, Feb. 10: Amnesty International has urged the Myanmar’s ruling junta to release those political prisoners, totaling somewhere between 1200 to 1300, who are at present languishing in various prisons in Myanmar. The human rights organization has characterized many of...
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Wet Paint – did the magic.
Compiled by - V. Rajeny When I worked for the security department of a large retail store, my duties included responding to fire and burglar alarms. A side door of the building was wired with a security alarm, because it was not supposed to be used by customers. Nevertheless they found the conven...
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Scientists gene-engineer first human stem cells
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Corre Washington,(Reuters), Feb. 10: Scientists said on Sunday they had, for the first time genetically manipulated human stem cells -- a first step towards making the body's so-called master cells into a useful tool. Using the method that made the laboratory mous...
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NSCN (I-M) intimidating voters, alleges Jamir
Kohima, (PTI), Feb. 09: Nagaland Chief Minister S C Jamir today accused Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (I-M) of intimidating voters in certain areas as electioneering for the February 26 state assembly polls gathered steam amidst fear of violence in some parts. Jamir said his governm...
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US pulls out diplomats from countries surrounding Iraq: Report
London, (PTI) Feb. 09: Amid possibility of a US-led attack against Baghdad, America has pulled out all but its most senior diplomats from countries surrounding Iraq, according to a media report. Diplomats' families are also being evacuated, and the Polish envoy who represents US interests in B...
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Reshuffle aims to improve peformance efficiency, says PM
Bangkok, Feb 10 (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday reasoned the latest minor cabinet reshuffle was made for the sake of the government’s better performance efficiency. Speaking before departure for Myanmar in his unofficial two-day visit, he said as a head of the management team, h...
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PM says Rangoon eager to cooperate
Bangkok, Feb. 10: Burma’s ruling junta is eager to cooperate with Thailand on all matters, especially combating drugs, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said yesterday before leaving on an informal 24hour visit to the country. “They have waited to talk with us for a long time. I believe relations...
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Shan politician detained
The No. 2 man of Burma's second largest party was recently summoned and held by Rangoon's military intelligence authorities, said sources from northern and eastern Shan State this morning. Sai Nood a.k.a. Sai Nyunt Lwin, 52, General Secretary of Shan Nationalities League for Democracy, the party t...
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18-hour wait was tragic — CBK
The Island: The President issuing a statement in the aftermath of the blowing up of the LTTE vessel carrying arms said that the outcome would not have been so tragic had there not been an 18-hour wait. She pointed out that the consistent violation of the ceasefire agreement by the LTTE raised "ser...
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Failure to address Muslim grievances will justify another struggle for freedom - Hakeem
M. A. Kaleel, Kalmunai Corr. The Island: "We should approach peace talks cautiously and with trust. If we play our cards well, we will win our rights. If the peace talks failed to address the North-East Muslims’ grievances, then it would justify another struggle for freedom with the support of the...
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Thai charge d affaires leaves for Phnom Penh
Bangkok, Feb 10 (TNA): - Thai charge d' affaires to Cambodia Kosit Chatpaiboon left for Phnom Penh this morning, as a Thai team is still surveying damages of the Thai Embassy and other Thai interests in the Cambodian capital following arson attacks against the Thai assets late last month, accordin...
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Sri Lanka rebels, government say peace momentum is - irreversible
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Berlin, (AP), Feb. 08: - After making progress on human rights, Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebel negotiators wrapped up a round of peace talks Saturday with fresh commitments on resolving the country's political future and said the momentum towar...
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Vajpayee accuses Pakistan of breaking promise
New Delhi (Reuters), Feb. 08: - Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee accused Pakistan on Saturday of failing to live up to promises to crack down on "cross-border terrorism" and said Islamabad did not seem to want better bilateral relations. Vajpayee's comments, in a prepared speech, came as Pakist...
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India, Russia agree to design, develop MTA at USD 250 million
Bangalore, (PTI), Feb. 08: India and Russia today agreed to jointly design and develop a multi-role transport aircraft (MTA) at an estimated project cost of USD 250 million. Chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) N R Mohanty told PTI here that HAL and Russian partners would equally s...
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