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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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Low visibility blocks meteor shower
Bangkok, Nov 19 (TNA) - Thai people, particularly those living in Bangkok, did not enjoy a new Leonid shower over the past two nights as expected due to low visibility, according to the Astronomy Association of Thailand. Ms. Prapee Viraporn, President of the Astronomy Association of Thailand, told...
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Mike Tyson doing his homework
Compiled by: V.Rajeny As part of his parole agreement, Mike Tyson has to go back to school and finish grade five. This is Mike's Ebonics homework vocabulary assignment. He must use each new word in a sentence. 1. Catacomb I saw Don King at da fights the other night. Man, somebody get that cat a co...
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Partners for Justice and Peace - expression of solidarity between Baptist Churches and Naga People.
The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA) and the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) are co-organizing a workshop “Partners for Justice and Peace” from the 25th and 26th of November 2002 at Hotel Japfü, Kohima. According to the Press release issued by Neingulo Krome, S...
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Two Conflicting Reports On the visit to Burma by Ismail Razali, U.N. Special Envoy.
There emerges two conflicting reports on the recent visit of Ismail Razali UN Special Envoy to Burma. According to the Myanmar Government spokesman, “The process is moving. But according to agency news report the United Nations envoy ended a visit to Myanmar on Saturday saying that he will soldie...
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BIMST-EC Trade Ministers & Business Forum to meet in Colombo
Sri Lanka is hosting the 4th BIMST-EC Trade Ministers Meeting and the 2nd BIMST-EC Business Forum Meeting in Colombo from November 22 to 25, 2002. BIMST-EC (Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka & Thailand) established in 1997, is a regional grouping of countries for greater economic co-opera...
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Philippines agree to import rice and sugar from Thailand
Bangkok, Nov 20 (TNA) – The Philippines has agreed to import rice and sugar from Thailand in exchange of the latter’s support for the delay in sugar import tariff reductions to 0-5% under the ASEAN Free Trade Area pact. Speaking after meeting with Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Munuel...
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TNA abstain from voting; wants EPDP Delft office shut
Colombo Nov. 20:Tamil National Alliance, a constituent party of the UNF government abstained from voting on Monday when the Interior Ministry financial allocation was put to the vote during the committee stage debate. "The TNA parliamentary group decided not to vote for the Interior Ministry financ...
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President delegates powers to deal firmly with communal violence
Colombo, Nov. 20: President Chandrika Kumaratunga yesterday appointed Western Province Governor Alavi Moulana, as Presidential Representative to examine the cause of the civil disturbances that took place in the Southern and North Western Provinces and maintain law and order. "In order to ensure th...
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LTTE asks EPDP to vacate Jaffna
Colombo, Nov 20: Civilian groups loyal to the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka have given an ultimatum to the anti-LTTE Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) to vacate northern Jaffna peninsula by December 31. The peninsula was gripped by tension today, as the groups, representing students, fishermen and...
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Sub Committee on Humanitarian and Rehabilitation decides to Appeal for financial Support
Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, Nov. 18: The first meeting of the Sub-Committee on Immediate Humanitarian and Rehabilitation Needs in the North and East (SIHRN) of Sri Lanka, took place today in Kilinochchi, one of the two districts in the Vanni region of Sri Lanka in North which is under the complete c...
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TULF appeals to CBK, PA to lend meaningful support to peace process
The Island:The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) in a special statement appealed to President Chandrika Kumaratunga and the People’s Alliance to lend their active and meaningful support to the peace process. The statement said: The Tamil people in unison are yearning for a just and honourable pe...
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Diyawadane Nilame calls for resettlement of Sinhala displaced persons in NE
by Dilanthi Jayamanne - The Island The Islad: The Diyawadane Nilame of the Dalada Maligawa, Neranjan Wijeratne called upon the Ministry of Rehabilitation Resettlement and Refugees (MRRR) to resettle the internally displaced Sinhalese in the North and East. In a letter sent to the Minister of Rehabi...
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EPDP wants LTTE out too
The Island: The EPDP said yesterday that it would vacate Delft if the LTTE also vacated the area. An EPDP spokesman said that the EPDP political office in Delft was temporarily closed on 5th October 2002 following an LTTE attack, led by Kannan. On 16th November 2002 the EPDP reopened its office and...
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Most Thais want to - loy krathong - with PM:Poll
Bangkok, Nov 19 (TNA) - Most Thai people want to float their krathongs today with Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, according to a recent survey. The survey, conducted by Rajabhat Institute (Suan Dusit Campus), found that most respondents said they wanted to float their krathongs, or "loy krathon...
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Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to inaugurate the meeting of Asian political parties
Bangkok, Nov 19 (TNA) - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will preside over the opening ceremony of the second meeting of Asian political parties, to be held here this week. Suranan Vejajiva, an MP of Premier Thaksin's Thai Rak Thai Party (TRT), who is also secretary to the second meeting of Asian...
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