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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2427

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.

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.

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.

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 soldier on with his mission to encourage reconciliation despite the ruling junta's failure to open talks with the opposition.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 in Kilinochchi, one of the two districts in the Vanni region of Sri Lanka in North which is under the complete control of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, (LTTE) the Tamil militant outfit at the Government Agent’s Office.

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.

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 Rehabilitation Resettlement and Refugees Jayalath Jayawardane last Tuesday he requested the Minister to resettle the Sinhala IDP’s in their places of origin.

EPDP wants LTTE out too

The Island: The EPDP said yesterday that it would vacate Delft if the LTTE also vacated the area.

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.

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.

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