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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1014

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SLMC rebel group nominates Subaideen as new leader
by Franklin R. Satyapalan The Island:The continuing leadership discontentment in the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) erupted into the open, creating an imminent split in the party with the rebel group of four MPs led by its former chairman and Minister A. L. M. Athaullah going ahead to nominate S...
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Economy likely to grow 5.2% next year, says TDRI
Bangkok, Dec 3 (TNA): – Thailand Development Research Institute expects the Thai economy could enjoy a maximum growth of 5.2% next year should the country’s export expand considerably. Speaking at a seminar on “Thai Economic Outlook in 2003 and SME Business Opportunity,” Chalongphob Sussangkarn, T...
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Cambodias Pol Potists want to avoid trial
Dec. 02:Surviving Khmer Rouge leaders have urged the United Nations not to put them on trial for genocide. Instead, they want a Truth and Reconciliation Commission set up capable of detailing how two million people perished under the regime. Former prime minister Khieu Samphan says he and other sen...
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Cambodian activists want Khmer Rouge trail
Dec. 03: Activists in Cambodia say the country's surviving Khmer Rouge leaders should be put on trial, rather than escape prosecution by testifying to a truth and reconciliation commission. Senior Khmer Rouge leader, Khieu Samphan, says he wants a truth and reconciliation commission, modelled on S...
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Ever get the feeling you were being watched?
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Unfortunately, it may be true in the near future if the Home- land Security Act is not amended before passage. Every little move you make will be closely watched by the government thanks to some power-hungry genius named John Poindexter. He has been appointed by the government...
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A Qatari Arab man has no political rights
By K.T.Rajasingham Qatar is the fourth Gulf country, situated in the Asian continent, which does not allow its Arab citizens any political rights. Qatar is one of the oil-rich countries in the Gulf and a hereditary monarch runs the country. Unfortunately, an ordinary Arab Man in this country is den...
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Santa Claus Goes Digital.
For kids from six to 60 and beyond, Santa Claus is online through Christmas Day. If you, your children or grandchildren would like to know where everyone stands on Santa's "Naughty or Nice" list, or if you'd just like to swap e-mail with the jolly denizen of the North Pole, you might want spend so...
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Investigation on Licence to Rape – A ploy crumbles under the very feet of the Army Generals.
by K.T. Rajasingham Bangkok, Dec. 03: The Burmese (Myanmar) Governments propaganda ploy on the allegation of the investigation of rape charges in the Shan state has fizzled out. In the height of the criticism pouring in against those barbaric acts of the Burmese soldiers for mercilessly raping wome...
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Britain: Iraq Guilty of Torture, Rape
By Jane Wardell, Associated Press Writer London, Dec. 02: - The British government accused Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on Monday of masterminding the widespread and systematic torture of his political opponents and other citizens to hold on to power. But some commentators dismissed the evidenc...
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Report Published By British Foreign and Commonwealth Office On Iraqi Regimes Human Rights Abuses.
Edited Transcript Of A Briefing Given By Foreign Office Officials and Dr. Hussein Al-Shahristani, London, Monday 2 December 2002 Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Official: The purpose of this briefing is to launch the Foreign Office’s Report on Human Rights in Iraq which the Foreign Secretar...
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Sri Lankas top Muslim leader says crisis could lead to fall of government, stall Tamil peace talks.
By Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec. 03: - The head of Sri Lanka's powerful Muslim political party warned Tuesday that a split in his party could bring down the government, jeopardizing peace talks with Tamil Tiger rebels, underway in Norway. "It will be somewhat fool...
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Sri Lankas peace talks to focus on security and contentious political issues
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Yahoo News: Oslo, Norway, Dec. 01 - Peace talks starting Monday between Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebel negotiators are expected to focus on maintaining a fragile cease-fire and taking concrete political steps to end the 19-year confli...
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Freak clash in Indias northeast kills eight people
By Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press Writer Yahoo News: Gauhati, India, Dec. 01 - Residents attacked army soldiers in a village in India's northeast, mistaking them for separatist rebels, and the clash that ensued left at least eight people dead and nine others wounded Sunday, police said. The...
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More temples can be targeted: Vajpayee
Solan (HP), December 01, 2002: Accusing Pakistan of trying to destabilise India's economy through terrorism, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today said government has information that terrorists might target more temples in the country. "Our neighbour is perturbed with our progress...
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I know, I know To make the gravy
Compiled by: V.Rajeny The Sunday school teacher was carefully explaining the story of Elijah the Prophet and the false prophets of Baal. She explained how Elijah built the altar, put wood upon it, cut the steer in pieces and laid it upon the altar. ,br> And then Elijah commanded the people of...
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Govt. accepts Tokyo as talks venue: Peace process tops PM agenda at talks with Japanese counterpart
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island: The Oslo-led peace process will be the top agenda when Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe meets with his Japanese counterpart Junichiro Koizumi next week, an aide to Mr. Wickremesinghe said. The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his wife Maithree. The...
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Dutch support for North East development
The Island:The Government of the Netherlands has assigned Euro 2,700,000 - (two million and seven hundred thousand Euro, approximately LKR two hundred fifty seven million) out of its Dutch Development Co-operation budget as a grant, for support to the Government of Sri Lanka and Asian Development...
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President suggests only two extensions to Army officers
by Zacki Jabbar The Island: President Chandrika Kumaratunga, responding to a government proposal to restructure the army, has suggested that only two extensions of service be granted to officers. The government’s restructuring proposal includes an amendment to the Army Pensions and Gratuities...
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Colombo Tuticorin Ferry service awaits India’s observations
by Himangi Jayasundere The Island: A shipping service which was to commence in early October between Sri Lanka and India is yet to kick off due to delays in finalising the agreement. The shipping service under the theme "City of Trinco" was to first commence in early October according to the...
09.09.2009 - 14:02
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Sri Lanka peace negotiations continue in Oslo
Rolleiv Solholm - Norway Post Oslo, Dec. 02:Four days of Sri Lanka peace negotiations open in Oslo on Monday - today. Foreign Minister Jan Petersen says he is satisfied with the progress of the Norwegian brokered peace talks so far. "This will be the third round of talks, but many rounds...
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