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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 852

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The Story of Tongdaeng - becomes the best seller book
Bangkok, Nov 27 (TNA): - His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's bilingual book, the Story of Tongdaeng, has become the best seller book, as its first publication of 150,000 copies were all sold out in one day, according to T.V. news reports. "The Story of Tongdaeng", which went on sale nationwide...
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Government is able to repay debts with IMF ahead of time, says PM
Bangkok, Nov 28 (TNA): – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday reiterated the government was in a position to repay debts with the International Monetary Fund ahead of schedule. He said the country had now enjoyed the political stability and considerable international reserve while its forei...
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A New publication warns of severe hardship for millions.
Bangkok, Nov. 28: New publication by United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia and Pacific (UN ESCAP) warns of severe hardship for millions. The report warns that another financial crisis - or sudden economic downturn - could result in more severe hardship for millions of people across...
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Stopping LTTE courts, police stations in N-E: President wants immediate action
by Anura Balasuriya - The Island The Island: President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has directed the government to take immediate steps against LTTE courts and police stations in the north and east which violate the constitution of the country. The President has asked the government to take...
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LTTE storms police station in Delft
The Island: A group of LTTE cadres yesterday stormed a police station in the Delft Island, Tamil political sources said. Two policemen were wounded in the incident. The LTTE targeted the police station after police tried to prevent the group from forcing traders to close their shops as a part of t...
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An Arab man in Bahrain has no political and voting rights.
By K.T.Rajasingham Bahrain is one of the Gulf Countries situated in the Asian continent, which does not allow its Arab citizens any political rights. It is an Arab country run by a constitutional monarchy where the citizens are not given the suffrage. At the recently held 2nd Asian political parti...
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Aung San Suu Kyi is expected in Rangoon, after two weeks in Shan state.
Bangkok, Nov. 28: Pro-democracy campaigner of Burma, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was due to arrive in Rangoon late Wednesday, but heavy flooding in the north threatened to delay her arrival by a day. She is expected to be in Rangoon by today. The two weeks trip to the Northern Shan State apparently went...
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Political Prisoners in Burma exceuted secretly by Junta.
Bangkok, Nov. 28: Investigation reveals that the Burmese Junta has executed several Political prisoners secretly.At present the details of those executed are sketchy but private investigations are on to get the clear picture soon. Democratic Voice of Burma interviewed Ko Taik Naing, the Secretary...
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Kenya/Israel: Amnesty International condemns targeting of civilians
Amnesty International strongly condemns the deliberate targeting of civilians in this morning's suicide car bomb attack against an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya. According to press reports at least eleven people were killed in the attack. Reports also indicated that civilians aboard an Isra...
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FM: Thai-Sri Lankan ties strengthened
Ayudhaya, Nov 26 (TNA) - Bilateral ties between Sri Lanka and Thailand have been strengthened at all levels, according to Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai. Surakiart told TNA after being delivered a sapling of Bhodhi Tree from Sri Lanka, that bilateral ties between the two countries had been...
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Prabhakaran expected to confirm - Tigers giving up Separate state of Tamil Eelam.
By K.T.Rajasingham Today is the final day of the Maveerer Day – Hero’s day celebrations. The Tigers are expected to remember 17600 of their fallen heroes for the last 19 years. Earlier it was claimed that these heroes laid their lives for the cause of a Separate State of a sovereign Tamil Eelam. B...
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Members of the Constitutional Council have a major role in democratization - President
President Chandrika Banadranaike Kumaratunga reviewed the proposals for appointments made by the Constitutional Council. Seven Interdependent Commissions are to be established as decreed by the 17th Amendment to the Constitution. President yesterday (Nov 25) met the members of the Constitutional C...
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Tactics of terror can never achieve legitimate aspirations- Richard Armitage
Oslo, Nov. 26: Deputy Secretary of State said yesterday “Tactics of terror can never achieve legitimate aspirations.” Richard Armitage was at the support meeting in Oslo to pledge financial support for Sri Lanka’s peace process. Armitage urged the LTTE to make a public declaration renouncing their...
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Japan will involve in the reconstruction support in the north and east - - Yasushi Akashi
Oslo, Nov. 26: “Japan’s involvement in Sri Lanka is a realization of the concept of “consolidation of peace”, advocated by Prime Minister Koizumi and Foreign Minister Kawaguchi. On the basis of the request made by the Sri Lankan Government, Japan will positively involve itself in the reconstructio...
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The Peoples Alliance committed to a new social contract - President
Colombo, Nov. 26: The President yesterday met the PA Parliamentary Group. The discussions centered on PA press release of 15th November 2002 regarding the situation in the North and East. The President reiterated the Peoples Alliance is committed to a process of negotiations to bring about a durabl...
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Illegal LTTE activity in N-E leads to suspension of House proceedings for 40 minutes
By Sumadhu Weerawarne and Kesara Abeywardena The Island: Colombo 26 - Parliament proceedings were suspended for 40 minutes yesterday morning since the opposition protested against LTTE courts and demanded a vote by division on the heads of the Justice Ministry. Opposition MPs displayed posters agai...
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Govt satisfied with correction of article on Bali bomb plot
Bangkok, Nov 27 (TNA) – The government was satisfied with a correction by the Asian Wall Street Journal over its recent article that international terrorists used Thailand as a base for Bali bombing plot, said Spokesman Sitha Thivari. The newspaper made the correction in its yesterday’s edition b...
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Remember those innocent victims of violence and Terror of the Tamil Tigers.
By Asian Tribune - Editorial Board Violence and terror were two baseless anti-human acts propagated and tolerated in Sri Lanka for the last 20 years. These ant-human activities were state orchestrated as well as by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The Tamil Tigers, the ruthless terrorist orga...
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USD 70 million pledged for rebuilding war-torn areas
Nov. 27:Twenty-two countries and the European Union which met in Oslo on 25 November pledged to provide immediate financial assistance of 70 million US dollars to Sri Lanka. The amount does not include soft loans. This is in addition to the normal aid given to Sri Lanka both bilaterally and multi-...
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Erosion of democracy, President concerned
Colombo, Nov. 27: "The President is concerned about the incidents against democracy happening in the country, specifically with regard to the attacks in the North on the EPDP. There is a degree of erosion of democracy in the recent times. The EPDP have laid down their arms, renounced the call for a...
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