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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1170

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Milliyet: Turkish- American joint military plan concerning Iraq
The Turkish daily Milliyet said yesterday that the Presidium of the Turkish army staff and the American military officials have finalized joint plan concerning likely military operations against Iraq, and that the two sides reached an agreement concerning the passage of American units to Iraq throu...
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Govt to act as public consumes 5m slimming tablets per year
Bangkok, Jan. 27, (TNA): The Food and Drug Administration yesterday warned the public to avoid unethical slimming clinics which over-prescribed medication, saying that the Thai public already consumed 5 million slimming tablets each year. FAO secretary-general Dr Supachai Khunarattanapruek said tha...
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PM confident of policy on decisive drugs suppression
Bangkok, Jan 28 (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday voiced confidence the government’s policy on decisive suppression of narcotics would produce a concrete result within three months as a result of full cooperation by many state agencies concerned. He said his government did not set...
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Drug Crisis: UN, govt turning blind eye to Wa : Kraisak lashes out over conspiracy to appese Rangoon
A leading senator yesterday accused the United Nations drug agency and the government of turning a blind eye to the illicit activities of the pro-Rangoon Wa army along the Thai border in an attempt to please the military government of Burma. Senator Kraisak Chonhavan blasted the government for not...
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Moragoda orders anti-MoU cut-out, out
The Island: Economic Reforms Minister and peace negotiator Milinda Moragoda has told the SLMM to get the LTTE to remove a cut-out depicting one of its cadres with the slogan "The land of the heroes" at the entrance to Batticaloa town saying it was violation of the Government-LTTE MoU. Minister Mil...
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To prevent unlawful LTTE acts: President asks IGP to act immediately
The Island: President Chandrika Kumaratunga in a communication to the Inspector General of Police T. E. Anandarajah has expressed concern over continued LTTE abduction of children. She has said that over the last few months, repeated representations have been made to her by concerned parties rega...
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EU Pressures Myanmar Over Human Rights, Democracy
b>Brussels, Belgium (Reuters), Jan. 28: - The European Union ( news - web sites) chided Myanmar Monday over its lack of democracy and poor human rights record and also urged the southeast Asian country to open up its economy to market reforms, diplomats said. “Several EU countries raised their co...
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40 charred to death in bus-truck collision in Howrah district
Kolkata, India, (PTI), Jan. 28: At least 40 people were charred to death when a Kolkata bound luxury bus from Orissa collided head-on with a truck loaded with paint containers and caught fire after falling into a ditch on National Highway at Baliara in Howrah district, 40 km from here early this m...
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US magazine advice on mauling Gandhi outrages Indians
Washington, (PTI), Jan. 28: Indian community in US is outraged over the publication of an article degrading Mahatma Gandhi and carrying 21 sketches showing the father of the nation being kicked, choked and thrown. The latest edition of 'Maxim', a lifestyle magazine, in an alleged humour article...
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SLMM clarifies position on changes
Daily Mirror: The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission said yesterday the Norwegian government had requested SLMM chief Trond Furuhovde to continue in office but he had after careful consideration decided to stick by his earlier decision to relinquish the post. Clarifying reports on the changes announced l...
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Bright prospect for Thailand ‘s first online library business
Bangkok, Jan 28 (TNA): The first-ever online library service of Thailand is receives good response from bookworms as the member soar after opened for only three months. The library online service is located at www.thailib.com Jentipong Phumchan, the library‘s web master said everyone could borrow...
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Thais wary of latest Burmese blitzkrieg
Chiang Mai, Jan. 28: As Burmese offensive rages further south against Karen rebels across Thailand's Tak Province, Thai security officials in Chiang Mai have been alerted by the Burma Army's most recent blitzkrieg, said an informed source. Several factors of the Burmese Army’s move remain mysteri...
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The Game
Compiled by: V. Rajeny A blonde and a lawyer are seated next to each other on a flight from LA to NY. The lawyer asks if she would like to play a fun game? The blonde, tired, just wants to take a nap, politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks. The lawyer persists and expla...
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Iraq: Secretary General Amnesty International questions Powell
London, Jan. 26: How does the threat which Iraq poses today weigh against the threat that American military action poses for human rights and innocent lives in the Middle East?, Amnesty International's Secretary General asked Colin Powell today. Listening to the US Secretary of State address the W...
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Shan rebels deny Friday clash with the Burmese troops.
It was not the Shan State Army (SSA) that fought the Burmese troops last Friday, Jan. 17. Shan Division commander not only denied the news report but also suggested that it was Wa group that fought the battle with the Burmese. Shan State Army's ((SSA) Kengtung Front commander, denies the report pu...
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Myanmar Foreign Affairs Minister arrives back from India
YANGON, 25 Jan : — Minister for Foreign Affairs U Win Aung arrived back here by air yesterday evening after paying an official visit to the Republic of India at the invitation of Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India Mr Yaswant Sinha. The minister was welcomed at Yangon Internationa...
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Israeli caught with ecstasy worth Bt1 million
Bangkok, Jan. 26, (TNA): Customs officers at Don Muang airport yesterday seized an Israeli man carrying over 1,000 ecstasy tablets, after receiving a tip-off that a foreigner involved in the narcotics trade was on his way to Koh Samui. Mr Engel Nissan, aged 44, was arrested prior to boarding a Ba...
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Burma Army uses civilians as enslaved porters
A shocking revelation of the conscription of the civilians to carry supplies as porters is hereby revealed. Burma Army conscript civilians as porters for its dry-season offensive against ethnic insurgent groups. On 14th of this month, Infantry Battalion, 60 column led by Commander Myo Thein forcib...
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Karenni splinter group brutally gunned down a family
Threat of death looms on Kerenni dissenters. Mercilessly dissenters are put to death by the Kerenni splinter militant group. The group demands total submission from the innocent Kerenni people, failure would end up with the killing. Karenni National United Organization, a Karenni splinter group l...
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Lankan President wooing Marxists: Sources
Colombo, (PTI), Jan. 26: Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga is wooing the country's main Marxist party in a bid to enter into a possible electoral pact to help her party return to power, political sources said on Sunday. Kumaratunga, who ten days ago threatened to sack the government of P...
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