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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2739

Ranil to Visit Japan.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, will be visiting Japan from 3-7 December.

Iraqi opposition conference in London on January 13

Officials in the main opposition Iraqi groups said that the plenary conference for the Iraqi opposition will be held in London on January 13 through 15 after the completion of preliminary meetings in Washington and the last of these meetings will be held on January 2md and 3rd.

Sok Yoeun must not be extradited to Cambodia– Amnesty International

Bangkok, Nov. 28: Amnesty International, the human right watchdog organization from London has expressed its grave concern over the decision by the Criminal Ccourt in Thailand to extradite Sok Yoeum back to Cambodia, to face charges of allegation regarding the alleged attempt on the life of Hun Sen, the Cambodian Prime Minister.

Austrian Airline Offers Service to Military-Ruled Burma

Bangkok, Nov. 27: Bangkok-based regional human rights organizations strongly criticized Lauda Air's opening of a new service between Vienna and Rangoon today, dismissing Austrian claims that 'engaging' Burma by opening the service would assist
the troubled country.

Committee to Develop Commercial Publications for Academic Purposes

President Chandrika Kumaratunga is to appoint a Committee to develop Commercial Publications for Academic Purposes.

The Story of Tongdaeng - becomes the best seller book

Bangkok, Nov 27 (TNA): - His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's bilingual book, the Story of Tongdaeng, has become the best seller book, as its first publication of 150,000 copies were all sold out in one day, according to T.V. news reports.

Government is able to repay debts with IMF ahead of time, says PM

Bangkok, Nov 28 (TNA): – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday reiterated the government was in a position to repay debts with the International Monetary Fund ahead of schedule.

A New publication warns of severe hardship for millions.

Bangkok, Nov. 28: New publication by United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia and Pacific (UN ESCAP) warns of severe hardship for millions. The report warns that another financial crisis - or sudden economic downturn - could result in more severe hardship for millions of people across the region, especially for those in the so-called "informal sector," many of whom are self-employed.

Stopping LTTE courts, police stations in N-E: President wants immediate action

by Anura Balasuriya - The Island

The Island: President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has directed the government to take immediate steps against LTTE courts and police stations in the north and east which violate the constitution of the country.

LTTE storms police station in Delft

The Island: A group of LTTE cadres yesterday stormed a police station in the Delft Island, Tamil political sources said. Two policemen were wounded in the incident.

An Arab man in Bahrain has no political and voting rights.

By K.T.Rajasingham

Bahrain is one of the Gulf Countries situated in the Asian continent, which does not allow its Arab citizens any political rights.

Aung San Suu Kyi is expected in Rangoon, after two weeks in Shan state.

Bangkok, Nov. 28: Pro-democracy campaigner of Burma, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was due to arrive in Rangoon late Wednesday, but heavy flooding in the north threatened to delay her arrival by a day. She is expected to be in Rangoon by today.

Political Prisoners in Burma exceuted secretly by Junta.

Bangkok, Nov. 28: Investigation reveals that the Burmese Junta has executed several Political prisoners secretly.At present the details of those executed are sketchy but private investigations are on to get the clear picture soon.

Kenya/Israel: Amnesty International condemns targeting of civilians

Amnesty International strongly condemns the deliberate targeting of civilians in this morning's suicide car bomb attack against an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya.

FM: Thai-Sri Lankan ties strengthened

Ayudhaya, Nov 26 (TNA) - Bilateral ties between Sri Lanka and Thailand have been strengthened at all levels, according to Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai.

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