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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2962

An Arab man in Oman has no political rights

By K.T.Rajasingham Oman is yet another Gulf Country situated in the Asian continent, which does not allow its Arab citizens any political rights. Oman is one of the oil-rich countries in the Gulf and hereditary monarch runs the country.Unfortunately, an ordinary Arab Man in this country is denied of all the political rights.

Burma Military Junta released only 60 Prisoners and not 115 as claimed - NLD

Bangkok, Nov. 29: According to National League for Democracy, (NLD) Burmese Junta had released only 60 political prisoners were released on 21 November and not 115, as declared by the Burma’s Military regime.

Thai PM family is poorer: NCCC

Bangkok, Nov 28 (TNA): - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's family has a total asset of over Bt12.3 billion, a decline of about Bt2.3 billion, according to the Office of the National Commission of Counter Corruption (NCCC).

Burmese Government in exile renews pledge on the National Day, to work for Burmese Freedom.

Today is the 82nd anniversary of National Day of Burma. On this day, entire international community and the Burmese organizations for democracy inside and outside Burma urge for a genuine political talks to be held between the SPDC and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the peoples’ leader.

An Arab man in Kuwait has no political rights.

By K.T.Rajasingham Kuwait is one of the Gulf Countries situated in the Asian continent, which does not allow its Arab citizens any political rights. Kuwait is one of the richest countries in the Gulf and hereditary monarch runs the country.

UNHCR applauds court quashing deportation order for Sri Lankan refugee

By Min Lee, Associated Press Writer Yahoo News - Hong Kong , Nov. 29: The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees on Thursday praised a Hong Kong High Court decision to rescind an order to deport a Sri Lankan refugee who said he had been tortured by Sri Lankan police and military and feared returning home.

Sri Lankan government begins campaign for more autonomy in Tamil areas to end war

By Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 29 - The government on Friday started a campaign to persuade Sri Lanka's politicians and people that the only way to permanently end the country's 19-year civil war is to grant greater autonomy to areas where the ethnic Tamil minority live.

Third meeting of the Sri Lanka Peace Talks will be held in Oslo.

By K.T.Rajasingham Third meeting of the first session of the peace talks between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is scheduled to start in Oslo from 02 to o5 December in Oslo, Norway.

PM briefs President and the editors

Daily Mirror:Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday briefed President Chandrika Kumaratunga on the progress the government had made so far in the peace process and the talks with the LTTE.

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.

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