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Top cop sacked for failing to stop violence

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra fired his national police chief and a top army general last night, saying they had failed to stop a string of bombing, arson and shooting attacks in the country's Muslim-majority southern provinces.---------------------------------------------


What happens when Parliament is dissolved

Amidst frenzied talk about the dissolution of Parliament this week, PROFESSOR SHAD SALEEM FARUQI turns the spotlight on some unanswered questions surrounding a caretaker government.


PM: People waiting for polls to be held

Talk that Parliament will be dissolved sometime this week gained greater credence when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi reminded civil servants of the heavy responsibilities facing them under a caretaker government.

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Sackings threaten Sri Lankan peace bid, says PM

B>COLOMBO: /B>The Sri Lankan president's sacking of 39 junior ministers 'seriously jeopardised' internationally backed efforts to end three decades of ethnic bloodshed, the rival prime minister said Wednesday.

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Sri Lankan president dissolves parliament

B>COLOMBO/B>: Sri Lanka's President Chandrika Kumaratunga dissolved the parliament Saturday, in an apparent bid to end a bitter power struggle that has threatened to take the country back to war, officials said.


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Sihanouk: I’ll call for referendum to break deadlock

Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk warned yesterday that he would call for a national referendum if the current five-month deadlock continued over forming a government.

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Arafat and PM try to patch up

B>RAMALLAH:/BPalestinian officials sought yesterday to resolve an impasse between President Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei over security powers that has delayed a renewal of peace moves with Israel.


Others free to express their views, says Hadi

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang is not concerned over the differing stand adopted by its allies Parti Keadilan Nasional and Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) relating to suicide bombers.


‘Let court decide on caretaker govt role’

Opposition parties have been advised to seek the interpretation of the court on the functions of the caretaker government during the period Parliament and state assemblies are dissolved to when the new government is set up.