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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 862

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Most still reluctant to see transvestites become ministers: Poll
Bangkok, Nov 21 (TNA) – Most city residents remain reluctant to see transvestites become ministers and national politicians, but accept their role in the show business, according to a poll by Ramkamhaeng Unviersity. Dr Arastham Prommana, chairman of the Research and Development Institute of the un...
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MOF urges all Thais to help country weather economic storm
Bangkok, Nov 22 (TNA) – Finance Minister Somkid Jatusripitak yesterday called on all Thai people to join forces to help the country weather the storm of external economic uncertainty next year. Speaking at a seminar on “2003: How To Sustain Thai Economic Recovery,” he said the government had made...
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India to be represented at Oslo meeting
By Amit Baruah - The Hindu New Delhi Nov. 21. - An Oslo-based Indian diplomat will represent India at a political-level meeting of key Governments in Norway on November 25 to mobilise support for the Sri Lankan peace process. The Foreign Office spokesman announced today that there would be no poli...
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Baghdad: suspension of Babel daily
Baghdad Nov. 21: The Iraqi ministry of information issued a decision banning the issuance of "Babel" daily, which is supervised by the son of the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, for one month as from Yesterday, over violating the laws of the ministry of information. The Iraqi ministry of informati...
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Violent, undemocratic actions of EPDP cause of confrontation in Neduntheevu, says TNA
The Island:The Parliamentary Group of the Alliance of Tamil Parties said yesterday that it desires to keep the country informed of the background and circumstances relating to the confrontation now taking place at Neduntheevu in Kayts, between the public and some members of the EPDP, who claim to h...
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No dismantling of eastern military command-Rauff
by Dilanthi Jayamanne and Himangi Jayasundere - The Island The Island:Minister of Port Development and Shipping Rauf Hakeem asserted that the eastern military command will not be dismantled. Reacting to a statement by former minister of Shipping, Reggie Ranatunga, he said that the government has no...
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Thailand To Set A New World Record On Aerobics
Bangkok Nov. 22:Thailand's Prime Minister will lead an attempt on world aerobics record to focus attention on health gains from physical activity. 70,000 strong aerobics session to highlight benefits of physical activity and gain entry in Guinness Book of Record will be launched today in Bangkok....
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U.S. Needs to Screen Iraqi Opposition Allies :Denmark Charges Against Iraqi General Welcomed
New York, November 21, 2002: -- The charges brought by Danish police against a former Iraqi general underscores the need for the United States to screen its would-be allies in the Iraqi opposition, Human Rights Watch said today. Danish police have charged Nizar al-Khazraji, former chief of staff of...
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Burma to free 115 political prisoners
Bangkok. Nov.22: Burma's military government says 115 political prisoners will be released in the biggest single release since United Nations-brokered reconciliation talks began two years ago. Burma's ruling Junta has begun freeing prisoners as part of what it says will be its largest ever single r...
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Sri Lanka hopes information technology will unite its people
Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 20- Sri Lanka intends to use information technology as a tool to unite this island nation as it moves toward ending a 19-year ethnic conflict, a top Cabinet minister said Wednesday. The program to take information technology to every village "will be a key leve...
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Comfortable Bull - , she will see COM-FOR-DA-BULL
Compiled by: V.Rajeny A blonde and a brunette are running a ranch together in Louisiana. They decide they need a bull to mate with their cows to increase their herd. The brunette takes their life savings of $600.00 dollars and goes toTexas to buy a bull. She eventually meets with an old cowboy...
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Wants EPDP Delft office shut: TNA backs out at Interior Ministry vote
by Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island The Island: The government did not receive the TULF-led Tamil National Alliance (TNA) support on Monday when the Interior Ministry heads were passed by a majority of 32 votes. The TNA did not vote with government members in protest against recent attacks on Tami...
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Meeting on De-escalation and Normalisation held without hiccups.
Vavunatheevu, Sri Lanka, Nov.21: The Committee meeting on de-escalation and normalisation was held without any hiccups here, between the Government delegation and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) yesterday, presided over by Heikki Hulkkonen ofthe Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM)....
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Most Refugees Are in Developing Countries,
There are about 12 million refugees in the world, according to an analysis released by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recently. Most of them -- 86 percent -- come from developing countries, and about 70 percent are hosted by developing countries. In view of those facts, the UNHCR S...
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Armed conflicts displaced 150,000 folk
By Zaff S. Solmerin - Today Correspondent Of the 25 million internally displaced people in 40 countries reported by a United Nations representative, around 150,000 Filipinos form part of the list, earning for the Philippines the distinction of being the third country in Southeast Asia with the mos...
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Situation in Bassein and Tharawaddy prisons in Burma
Some students imprisoned in Pathein Jail were released on the 5th November. According to information received in Bangkok, to the vacant wards, U Kyaw Mya and those transferred from Taungoo prison were moved. The person in charge of the special and death cell ward where U Kyaw Mya and the Toungoo gr...
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Thai workers overseas send over Bt50 billion back home
Bangkok, Nov 21 (TNA)– Thai nationals working overseas have generated billions of revenues for the country, as they sent over Bt50 billion back home in the 2002 fiscal year alone, according to the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. Chuthatavat Indrasuksri, Deputy Permanent-Secretary for Labour...
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Repo cut will have little effect on money market and forex: TFRC
Bangkok, Nov 21 (TNA)– The Bank of Thailand’s decision to cut the 14-day repurchase rate by 0.25% would have little effect on the money market and currency exchange rates, according to Thai Farmers Research Center. The BOT’s Monetary Policy Committee met on Tuesday and decided to reduce the repo...
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Heroes Day Speech of Prabhkaran to be aired on the Sri LankanTelevision
Colombo, Nov. 21: In an unprecedented gesture of goodwill, the Sri Lankan state TV will telecast on Tuesday the annual "Heroes' Day" address by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief Velupillai Prabhakaran. This is the first time a speech by Prabhakaran will be covered by the state media. Ni...
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EPDP Office in Chavakachcheri Torched by armed wing of the LTTE.
Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Nov. 21 : Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, (LTTE) armed cadres has gone berserk in Chavakachcheri and torched the has torched the office of the Eelam People’s Democratic Front. According to EPDP reports, two of its men too are missing after the violent incident said to be ins...
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