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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1047

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Suu Kyi not allowed to phone in message
By W. Chandrakanth Hyderabad, Jan. 6: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace laureate, fighting for restoration of democratic rights of the Myanmarese was allegedly not allowed by the military regime on January 2 to deliver a message over telephone to the first Asian Social Forum summit being held...
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Resettling IDPs in HSZs lower down in 4th round: Humanitarian issues top talks agenda
by Zacki Jabbar The Island:The fourth round of government - LTTE peace talks got off to a delayed start at the Rose Garden Golf Resort in Nakhom Pathom,Thailand yesterday after the two sides had to first sort out the agenda in view of the dispute over the process of Internally Displaced Persons(ID...
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HSZ issue: Ball in LTTE court, says govt.
by Namini Wijedasa The Island: A solution to the High Security Zones issue can be found if the LTTE allows the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission to verify that their long range weapons are out of range of strategic locations such as Palaly airbase and the Kankesanthurai port, a government official close...
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Govt ready to evacuate Thai workers from Middle East
Bangkok, Jan 7 (TNA): The government is prepared to evacuate Thai workers from Israel and other countries in the Middle East if conflicts in the region escalate, according to Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai. Surakiart told reporters on Tuesday that once requested, the government through the...
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BJP fact-finding team visits gangrape victims
Lakhisarai (Bihar),(PTI), Jan. 07: Bihar unit of BJP today demanded arrest within 48 hours of armed desperados who allegedly abducted six women and gangraped two of them at Gopalpur village in Lakhisarai district on New Year's day, besides transfer of the officer-in-charge of the Barahiya police...
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Sri Lanka peace talks side-step disarming issue
By Scott McDonald - Reuters Nakorn Pathom, Thailand, (Reuters), Jan. 6: The Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tigers on Tuesday side-stepped the divisive issue of disarming the rebels inside military zones during peace talks to end the island's two-decade ethnic war. On the second day of talks at a...
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Sri Lankan government, Tamil Tiger rebels agree to resettle families during peace talks
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, (AP), Jan. 7: Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tiger rebels on Tuesday agreed to work to resettle families displaced by the 19-year ethnic war, but sidestepped the contentious issues of disarming the guerrillas and troop withdrawals. After more than three hours of negotiati...
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Dalai Lama arrives for Kalchakra Puja
Gaya (Bihar), (PTI), Jan. 07: Amidst tight security, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived here today to participate in a nine-day long Buddhist festival, Kalchakra Puja. The Dalai Lama will inaugurate the festival Wednesday in which the 17th Karmapa Lama, Urgen Trinley Dorjee, will al...
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Help combat terror, Singapore to India
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Singapore President S R Nathan on Sunday called upon India to help combat regional terrorism. Addressing a small gathering of mediapersons from Singapore a few hours ahead of his departure to Bangalore, he expressed concern about the scourge of terrorism, and said, "terroris...
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Sinhala Sabha accuses Maheswaran of racism
The Island:The Eksath Sinhala Maha Sabha yesterday accused Minister T. Maheswaran of making statements without responsibility and of a racist nature. The statement issued by president of the Eksath Sinhala Maha Sabha Nath Amarakoon said: "While we appreciate the cessation of war during the last yea...
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Uncertain agenda for fourth round of talks
by Zacki Jabbar The Island: The fourth round of government-LTTE peace talks will commence at the Rose Garden Resort in Nakhon Pathorn, Thailand today amidst uncertainty as to what its agenda would be. At the end of the third round of talks that was held in Oslo, Norway last month the government agr...
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Thailand already rides out economic crisis, says leading academic
Bangkok, Jan 6 (TNA): Thailand has already ridden out the economic storm as the government has played a crucial role in stimulating the economy, according to a leading academic. Assessing the overall economy, society and culture following the economic crisis, Theerayuth Boonmee, lecturer of Thamma...
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Myanmar opposition calls for beginning of dialogue
Yangon, Jan. 06: Myanmar’s democratic opposition on Saturday reiterated its call for the ruling junta to begin a long-promised political dialogue it hopes could end four decades of military rule. The National League for Democracy (NLD) said in a statement to mark the 55th anniversary of Myanmar’s i...
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Myanmar junta rejects charges of harassment
Yangon, Jan. 06: Myanmar’s military junta on Saturday defended itself against strong criticism from the United States and Britain that it had harassed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her supporters. The regime suggested in a statement that Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (N...
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Update -Sri Lanka PM says peace bid at decisive stage
By Scott McDonald Nakorn Paththom, Thailand, Jan. 5 Sri Lanka's bid to end two decades of war has entered a key stage and arguments over sensitive security issues should not be allowed to derail the momentum, the island's prime minister said. ''We are now at a decisive moment in the peace process,...
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Norways unique mission of peace
By Supalak Ganjanakhundee Bangkok, Jan 6: As the Norwegian ambassador explains, her country labors from Sri Lanka to the Middle East for conflict resolution. It's hard to miss the portrait of Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize medal in the left corner as one enters the office of the Norwegian Amba...
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Join hands with govt to bring peace, create better society - PM
Colombo, Jan. 06: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in an address to the Nation last night, described 2002 as an "year of progress", urging all Lankans to shed petty differences and join hands with the government to bring peace. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said all Lankans should join his en...
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Japanese foreign minister arrives in Sri Lanka to discuss peace process
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan 5 : - Japan's Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi arrived Sunday to discuss efforts to end the civil war in Sri Lanka and offer help for demining the battle zones, a Japanese Embassy spokesman said. Kawaguchi is expected to travel to the northern Jaffna Peninsula on M...
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Thailand to send troops to Afghanistan
Bangkok, Jan 6, (TNA): Thailand will send troops to war-torn Afghanistan in a mission requested by the United States, according to a radio news report. The 120 Thai troops from the Supreme Command Headquarters--90 engineers, 12 medical experts, and 18 special combat and coordinator officers--would...
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National League for Democracy of Burma, hardened it stand on policy and principles.
Bangkok, Jan. 06: The National League for Democracy has hardened its position with the State Peace Development Council (SPDC), considered as the strong nucleus of the junta’s power-holding organization in Myanmar. The NLD has taken exception to the position of the SPDC and has emphasized that it...
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