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Myanmar Arrests Activists for Plotting Sabotage
By Aung Hla Tun Yangon, (Reuters), Feb. 10: Myanmar's military government said on Monday it had arrested 12 opposition activists for plotting to blow up a prison and a railway station. The arrests are a sign of rising tension between ruling generals and the pro-democracy movement and come as huma...
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PM defends decision on cabinet reshuffle
Bangkok, Feb 11 (TNA): – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday brushed aside the opposition bloc’s criticism over the sudden reshuffle of his government, saying the new cabinet had been already in place. He said the government’s economic team did not have any conflicts as the opposition had...
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AI mixed report on Burma
By - Subhatra Bhumiprabhas Bangkok, Feb. 11: The human-rights situation in military-run Burma continues to "fall short of international law" but is steadily improving, Amnesty International (AI) said yesterday. In a press conference in Bangkok following their 10-day trip to Burma, a delegation of...
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Visit To Burma: Talks with junta fruitful, says PM
Bangkok, Feb. 11: Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday hailed his one-day trip to Burma as a success, saying the two sides have agreed to work closely together to resolve outstanding bilateral problems and to improve their image internationally. "We had in-depth discussions about method and...
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Akashi to visit Sri Lanka, India
TOKYO — Yasushi Akashi, Japan's representative in charge of issues concerning Sri Lanka, will leave Tuesday for an eight-day trip to Sri Lanka and India to discuss the Sri Lankan peace process, Foreign Ministry officials said Monday. During his stay in Sri Lanka from Wednesday through Saturday, Aka...
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Cambodian journalists urged to stop spreading rumors
Phnom Penh, Feb. 11: In the wake of destructive anti-Thai rioting triggered by a media report that turned out untrue, a Cambodian journalists' organization on Monday issued a call for a halt to the practice of writing articles based on rumors. "The Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ) wishes to app...
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Ensuring Privacy Protection And Overcoming Consumer Fear: Goal Of APEC E-Commerce Meeting
Chiang Rai, Thailand, Feb. 11: Developing greater e-commerce security and consumer confidence is the objective of an APEC conference taking place in Thailand on Thursday, February 13. ‘Addressing Privacy Protection: Charting a Path for APEC’ is the title of the conference that will bring privacy ad...
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Sikh activist jailed for 1985 Air India bombing
By Allan Dowd Vancouver, British Columbia (Reuters), Feb. 11: - A Sikh activist was jailed for five years on Monday after becoming the first person to admit guilt in the 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182, the world's deadliest act of aviation sabotage before Sept. 11, 2001. Inderjit Singh Reya...
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Air Chief Marshal to visit Sri Lanka from Feb 12
New Delhi, (PTI) Feb. 10: Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal S Krishnaswamy is to make an official visit to Sri Lanka from Wednesday. Krishnaswamy, who would be in Colombo for four days, will hold talks with Sri Lankan Defence Minister, Defence Secretary and his counterpart. He may als...
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150 Lankans attend US anti-mass destruction weapons seminar
The Island: The US Department of State’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Programme is offering a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Awareness Seminar to the Government of Sri Lanka, the US Embassy in Colombo said yesterday. During the training, which began on Monday, February 10, participants will become...
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Govt.-LTTE tussle over reopening of Jaffna library
by Kesara Abeywardena The Island: A tussle between the government and the LTTE is taking place on the reopening of the Jaffna Public Library which is scheduled for Friday. Jaffna sources said that the LTTE had strongly objected to the reopening ceremony on Friday to be attended by several governm...
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Myanmar denies rumours that private banks are bankrupt
Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Feb. 11: - In an apparent attempt to quash rumors that several of Myanmar's private banks are heading into bankruptcy, the central bank chairman said Monday that the country's properly registered private banks are on firm financial ground. "All 20 private banks established...
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Myanmar, Thailand to curb drugs trafficking
Bangkok, Feb. 11: Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra returned from Myanmar Monday saying he and the military government had agreed to cooperate to stop illegal drugs moving between the two countries and end disputes along their border. Thaksin was in Myanmar overnight, visiting a remote north...
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Burmese Military gang-rape continues unabatedly, as International Red Cross visits Shan State.
Chinag Mai, Feb 11 : The Shan Women's Action Network in its latest press release has alleged that the Military gang-rape occurs as International Red Cross visits Shan State. According to the press release issued by SWAN, On January 30, 2003, the same day a team of the International Committee of...
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THAI authorized to develop Chiang Mai airport as regional aviation hub
Bangkok, Feb. 11 (TNA): Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) has been authorized to play its key role in developing the Chiang Mai Airport in the North as a new aviation centre in the region, according to a T.V. news report. THAI was authorized to work out a management plan to develop the Chiang...
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Phnom Penh governor sacked
Phnom Penh, Feb. 11: (Xinhuanet)-- The Phnom Penh governor Chea Sophara has been dismissed and appointed as Cambodia's ambassador to Myanmar, radio said Tuesday.
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Myanmar-Thailand agree to cooperate closely in key areas
Bangkok, Feb. 10 (TNA): Myanmar and Thailand have agreed to cooperate closely in three key areas, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told TNA reporter on Monday here after returning from his official visit to Myanmar that the Myanmar and Thai governments had agreed on a cooper...
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U.N. reconciliation expert to visit Sri Lanka
Colombo, Feb 11 (IANS): Yashushi Akashi, former U.N. under secretary general for humanitarian affairs, arrives in Sri Lanka Wednesday on a visit to assess the country's war-ravaged north and recommend reconstruction programmes. Akashi's visit follows the cancellation of a trip to Sri Lanka by U.N...
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Muslim pilgrims mark Eid under shadow of war
By Mehrdad Balali Mena, Saudi Arabia (Reuters), Feb. 11: Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha on Tuesday and two million pilgrims in Saudi Arabia threw pebbles at a pillar representing the devil in the most accident-prone part of the annual haj pilgrimage. This year's spiritual quest a...
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Tokyo to host international conference on Myanmar
yangon, Feb. 11: An international conference aimed at facilitating restoration of democratic rule in Myanmar will be held Saturday in Tokyo under the auspices of the United Nations, diplomatic sources said Monday. The sources said participants in the closed-door conference to be held at the U.N. U...
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