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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1386

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Drug dealers from Thailand flee to Burma Bangkok
The Island: March 13: More than a hundred of drug dealers from Thailand have fled to Burma amidst an on going fear they would fall victim to the government’s all out war against drug that so far claimed more then 1,500 lives, a Burmese rebel commander said yesterday. Speaking to reporters at a bor...
09.09.2009 - 02:09
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LTTE - political office - withdrawals subside
The Island:The SLMM yesterday said that LTTE cadre withdrawal from government-controlled areas subsided by yesterday afternoon. "In fact the LTTE political office in Akkaraipattu that was closed on Tuesday was re-opened yesterday. Also the LTTE maintains that the cadre withdrawal was for workshops...
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Ten 130mm guns among cargo of LTTE-owned sunk ship
The Island: An LTTE-owned ship sunk about 185 nautical miles north-east of Mullaitivu on Monday afternoon by the navy was believed to be bringing in ten 130mm long-range guns with 140 boxes of ammunition, authoritative security sources said. "We have credible information to that effect," a source...
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Oslo says talks on track
Daily Mirror:Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgessen who arrived in the country yesterday assured that Monday's incident, where the Navy sank an LTTE vessel would not derail the peace process. Mr. Helgessen made this observation at a meeting with Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando at the...
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Take up arms smuggling issue: President tells PM
Daily Mirroe: President Chandrika Kumaratunga has requested Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to take up the issue of the LTTE bringing arms secretly at the next session of peace talks in Japan, the Presidential Secretariat said yesterday. Commenting on the latest Mullaitivu incident at a meetin...
09.09.2009 - 02:12
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Monks vow to save country from disaster
By Pujitha Wijetunge Daily Mirror: The Jathika Sangha Sammelanaya (JSS) with the participation of more than 5000 bhikkus is planning to issue an edict on March 22 to highlight what they call 'the grave situation in the country'. JSS General Secretary Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera told a press con...
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Declare assets, criminal record: Supreme Court tells poll candidates
New Delhi, Mar 13 (IANS): The Supreme Court Thursday again made it mandatory for candidates in elections to declare their criminal antecedents, assets, liabilities and educational qualifications at the time of filing nominations. A three-judge bench comprising M.B. Shah, P.V. Reddi and D.M. Dharmad...
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Saharya to head review committee on POTA
New Delhi, (PTI), March 13: Arun Saharya, former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, will head a review committee to ensure that provisions under Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) were not not misused, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani said in the Lok Sabha today. Other members of th...
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India Begins Lost Temple Dig
Lucknow, India, (Reuters), March 11: Indian archaeologists prepared on Tuesday to start digging in search of a lost temple whose disputed existence lies at the heart of India's tense and often violent Hindu-Muslim divide. Archaeologists put up tents at three places at the site in the northern holy...
09.09.2009 - 02:08
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Goverbment enlists universities in checking agricultural exports
Bangkok, Mar 12 (TNA) The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is enlisting over 22 universities across the country in helping inspect for chemical residues in agricultural exports in order to speed up the inspection process, Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Sora-ath Klinpratum announced...
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We are being sexually harassed, say police
Bangkok, March 12: Police are complaining of sexual harassment from women and gay men in what appears to be a growing craze for the boys in brown. Websites catering to those who have been bitten by the police bug, show pictures of handsome police in their tight uniforms, and feature advice on how...
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Myanmar plan to end forced labour not adequate: ILO
Yangon, March 12: Plans by Myanmar’s military government to end forced labour are not yet adequate or credible, a Yangon-based International Labour Organisation (ILO) officer said Tuesday during a visit to Thailand. Myanmar is the only country in the world where forced labour is imposed by authori...
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United Nations: Big Powers Must Act on Human Rights
Geneva, March 12: The United States and the European Union have a special responsibility to pull the United Nations Commission on Human Rights back from the brink of disaster, Human Rights Watch urged today. The annual meeting of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights is due to begin on Monday, March...
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Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing receive Thai Princess Sirindhorn
Yangon, March 10: Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing received visiting Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of the Kingdom of Thailand at Seinle Kantha State House at 9.30 am today. - The New Light of Myanmar: 1...
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Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visits Bagan Book House, meets Thai businessmen, tours Bago
Yangon, March 10: Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of the Kingdom of Thailand who visited Myanmar at the invitation of Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar Senior General Than Shwe, accompanied by Minister for Foreign Affairs U Win Aung an...
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Journalists Study Development and Anti-Drug Activities in Eastern and Northern Shan State.
The local and foreign journalists led by Col. San Pwint of the Ministry of Defence and Chairman of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Myanmar and party left Yangon by air for Lashio on 4 March morning to observe the development of border areas in Shan State (North) and Shan State (East), and measur...
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Sri Lanka monitors investigate rebel-navy clash
Colombo, (Reuters), March 11: Sri Lanka's truce monitors scrambled on Tuesday to keep peace talks on track after the navy sank a rebel ship suspected of smuggling weapons, killing 11 people and prompting the rebels to warn of consequences.
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LTTE flag a snag: Batticaloa sports meet postponed
The Island: The sports meet for the Batticaloa zone scheduled for March 7 had been indefinitely postponed by the Director of Education in Batticaloa over a dispute regarding the hoisting of the LTTE flag at the meet.
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Tigers condemn sinking of vessel
The Island: The pro-LTTE Tamilnet website reported that the LTTE had condemned the sinking of the LTTE vessel by the Sri Lanka Navy on Monday. In a letter to Defence Minister Tilak Marapana, the head of the LTTE’s Political Wing, S. P. Thamilchelvan condemned the attack in which 11 LTTE cadres wer...
09.09.2009 - 02:08
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Sinking of LTTE vessel: Sinking of LTTE vessel
by Sumadhu Weerawarne The Island: Defence Ministry Secretary Austin Fernando yesterday maintained that the action taken on the part of the Navy was "legitimate" and the Navy stood by the sequence of events as explained in the release issued by the Navy regarding the sinking of an LTTE ship suspec...
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