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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1069

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Lt-Gen Soe Win, Lt-Gen Ye Myint present New Year gifts to heads of Naga nationals in Lahe
Yangon, 16 Jan: Members of the State Peace and Development Council Lt-Gen Soe Win and Lt-Gen Ye Myint of the Ministry of Defence attended the Naga Traditional New Year Festival for 2003 in Lahe on 15 January morning and presented gifts to Naga national race leaders. U Ki Shi Mu of Leshi Towns...
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THAI signs Burma deal
By Choosak Jirasakunthai Bangkok, Jan. 18: Thai Airways International and Myanmar Airways International yesterday signed a code-sharing agreement for the Bangkok-Rangoon route. The agreement takes effect next month. THAI currently operates two daily flights between Bangkok and Rangoon, while...
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Foreigners and hill tribes to tie knot up mountain
Bangkok, Jan. 17, (TNA): – For some people a remote mountaintop in Thailand’s northernmost province is a romantic adventure into the wilderness – for others, it is part of everyday life. But on Valentine’s Day this year, 200 tourists and members of local hill tribes will unite there for a comm...
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Swu, Muivah meet Brajesh
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 17: Top leaders of major insurgent outfit NSCN(I-M) today met National Security Advisor Brajesh Mishra here as part of the ongoing negotiations to take the Naga peace process forward. The meeting between Mishra and NSCN(I-M) Chairman Isak Chisi Swu and General Secret...
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Indian professor makes breakthrough in medical research
New York, (PTI), Jan. 17: A young Indian professor's basic research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a potential for a large number of medical applications that could significantly improve outcomes for patients undergoing major operations including heart bypass surgery. A...
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SET to organize roadshows in UK and US
Bangkok, Jan. 18, (TNA): The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance and Merill Lynch Phatra Securities is to woo entrepreneurs from the United Kingdom and the United States during a series of roadshows in both nations. Finance Minister Somkid Jatusripitak...
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Thai-based rebels behind the Protest – Burmese Officials.
Bangkok, Jan. 18: Two Buddhist nuns arrested while demonstrating in front of Rangoon City Hall were incited to protest by anti-government dissidents based in Thailand, a Burmese official said yesterday. According to news monitored in Bangkok, Burmese authorities arrested the two nuns on Thursd...
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VoT broadcast: LTTE must keep within conditions — GL
The Island:The cabinet spokesperson on Thursday said that giving space to the LTTE to broadcast Voice of Tigers was acceptable as long as it kept within the boundaries of the terms and conditions set out in the licence issued to the group. Asked whether action would be taken against the broadca...
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Packed schedule made President unable to meet Jap. envoy
The Island: President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s office said yesterday that she had not been able to meet Japanese Envoy Yasushi Akashi on Thursday because of a packed schedule of political meetings which went on till 11 pm. Presidential spokesman Janadasa Peiris also said that the President had...
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Media not allowed at question time with diplomats: Positive results will ensue from next round — GL
by Dilanthi Jayamanne The Island: The peace process has been satisfactory and is likely to achieve positive and fruitful results during the next round of talks, head of the Government Peace delegation Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris said addressing ambassadors yesterday. He was briefing them on the...
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My cousins, the Guinea Pigs
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Once upon a time, there were 3 little pigs. The straw pig, the stick pig, and the brick pig. One day this nasty old wolf came up to the straw pig's house and said, "I'm gonna huff and puff, and blow your house down." And he did! The straw pig went running over to the stick pig...
09.09.2009 - 13:35
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Two Buddhist nuns detained in rare protest in Myanmar capital
Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Jan. 16: - Protesters held a rare public demonstration Thursday in the capital of military-ruled Myanmar, but security forces quickly quashed the gathering and detained two Buddhist nuns. Witness accounts of the incident varied on key details, including what the protest wa...
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American writer fills an information gap for Myanmar Naga new year festival
By Myo Theingi Cho An American woman who developed an interest in Naga culture while attending the tribal group’s annual festival in northern Sagaing Division last year has written a guide to the colourful two-day event. Mrs Brenda Davidson-Shaddox, who has visited Myanmar every year since 1998, sa...
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Government need to run balanced budget in 2006 is possible, says BOT
Bangkok, Jan. 17, (TNA): – The government’s determination to adopt the balanced budget policy in 2006 was possible and that could help reduce the country’s public debts, according to Bank of Thailand’s Governor M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula. He said the government’s decision to run budget deficit by 1...
09.09.2009 - 13:35
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My cousins, the Guinea Pigs
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Once upon a time, there were 3 little pigs. The straw pig, the stick pig, and the brick pig. One day this nasty old wolf came up to the straw pig's house and said, "I'm gonna huff and puff, and blow your house down." And he did! The straw pig went running over to the stick pig...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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Two Buddhist nuns detained in rare protest in Myanmar capital
Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Jan. 16: - Protesters held a rare public demonstration Thursday in the capital of military-ruled Myanmar, but security forces quickly quashed the gathering and detained two Buddhist nuns. Witness accounts of the incident varied on key details, including what the protest wa...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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American writer fills an information gap for Myanmar Naga new year festival
By Myo Theingi Cho An American woman who developed an interest in Naga culture while attending the tribal group’s annual festival in northern Sagaing Division last year has written a guide to the colourful two-day event. Mrs Brenda Davidson-Shaddox, who has visited Myanmar every year since 1998, sa...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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Government need to run balanced budget in 2006 is possible, says BOT
Bangkok, Jan. 17, (TNA): – The government’s determination to adopt the balanced budget policy in 2006 was possible and that could help reduce the country’s public debts, according to Bank of Thailand’s Governor M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula. He said the government’s decision to run budget deficit by 1...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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PM to chair meet to develop Andaman&Nicobar, Lakshwadeep isles
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 16: Government will consider a number of proposals for islands of Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshwadeep, including an international airport at Port Blair and setting up a container transhipment port besides steps for enhancing tourism. These proposals will be discussed at...
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Myanmar to send Foreign Minister to India
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 16: For the first time in 15 years, Myanmar will send its Foreign Minister to India on a five- day visit from January 19 to bolster bilateral cooperation in energy, health and education sectors. During his stay, Foreign Minister U Win Aung will hold wide-ranging ta...
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