I am a Navy Veteran. I retired as an O-5, commander in the Indian Navy, having held many senior leadership roles in 23 years of distinguished service, including a couple of commands. I migrated to Seattle in 2015, after my retirement, to join my wife, who moved here in 2013.
Dear Superintendent Juneau: On behalf of the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC), thank you again for coming to our meeting this past April. The members appreciated meeting you, the sharing of your vision for education in Seattle Schools, and the District’s strategic plan to achieve excellence for all students, especially our students of color. During […]
Dear community members and friends, On behalf of the residents, business owners, landlords, and family associations, I would like to thank you for coming to this event to learn about the proposed system that will improve public safety in Chinatown. It has been over six years since the original pilot project of 14 surveillance cameras […]
Dear Editor, Your reporter, Mahlon Meyer, truly botched up the reporting of last month’s kick-off event for the proposed Chinatown Surveillance Project. Over the past decade, the Seniors in Action Foundation (SIAF), led by founder Nora Chan, has been the driving force in implementing effective and proven measures to improve public safety in Chinatown. Once […]
Dear Editor, I am writing to clarify the misinformation in the article “Halfway to $300k Goal” in the June 29-July 5, 2019 issue of the Northwest Asian Weekly. I am the project manager and consultant of the proposed project, and has worked on this project since day one. I have not communicated with the author, […]
Dear Editor, I take exception to the fear mongering that Mahlon Meyer tried to evoke in his article “Halfway to $300k Goal” in the June 29-July 5, 2019 issue of the Northwest Asian Weekly. The original surveillance system cameras have proven their worth to law enforcement and local businesses. Of the many examples, I cite […]
Dear Editor, Electronic surveillance is an unwise and unconstitutional solution to a human problem in the Seattle Chinatown-ID. Electronic surveillance is an invasion of privacy. We must resist. Yes, the C-ID has problems with street crime, loitering, poverty, relentless gentrification, graffiti, safety, and the biggest challenge to the C-ID: the overall lack of respect and […]
The Chinese-speaking controversy at Duke University has revealed a shallow outlook towards Chinese foreign students. The actions of Duke’s biostatistics faculty, while admirably well-intended, were founded on the uninformed assumptions of outsiders.
As the first Vietnamese American elected state legislators, we are outraged by the current administration’s attempt to re-negotiate the 2008 Memo of Understanding between the United States and Vietnam. This MOU established the protected status for Vietnamese refugees arriving the U.S. before 1995. As Vietnamese refugees, we experienced first-hand the political reasons to seek refuge […]
Dear Sheriff Johanknecht, We are writing to submit a citizen complaint regarding the 8/22/18 report and conclusion reached by the Use of Force Review Board in the 6/14/17 death by bullets to the back of Tommy Le by King County Sheriff Caesar Molina in the City of Burien. From the time of Tommy Le’s death, […]