By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Tony Ng, convicted for participating in one of Seattle’s deadliest shootings, was deported to Hong Kong on May 13 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations.
The Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB) unanimously found Tony Ng parolable to his final robbery sentence, which begins in March.
The year of 2010 yields a promising 365 days for the metal tiger. A vigorous, hardworking, and roller-coaster kind of year, the forecast is anything but boring. Individuals born in the year of the tiger are known for their love of competition and fierce protection of loved ones. Though they are natural born leaders, they can also become stubborn if they realize they’re not in charge.
Throughout his hour-long parole hearing, Wai-Chu “Tony” Ng gave reasons for the members of the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB) to consider as they decide whether to grant him parole on his last five-year count at McNeil Island Corrections Center (MICC) in southern Puget Sound.
From the beginning, Ng puzzled authorities. He did not have a criminal record before his involvement in the 1983 Wah Mee Massacre that left 13 people dead in Seattle’s Chinatown. While community members were readily able to identify murderers Willy Mak and Benjamin Ng (no relation to Tony Ng) on the street, no one really knew who Tony Ng was.
An unassuming, petite, and stoic-looking Asian inmate blends into the McNeil Inmate Corrections Center (MICC) scenery well. With his eyes cast to the floor, with neatly shined shoes, and a well-kept outer appearance, only a name — in small sized font on an inmate badge — hints at a more complicated past: Wai-Chiu Ng.
When asked what makes the summer youth program at the Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA) so special, 7-year-old Oanh Duong spouts a list of reasons without hesitation.
Imagine a piece of art taking only 15 seconds to complete. While most would barely have time to pick up a brush, Toyko-born artist Etsuko Ichikawa would have already completed a few works already — on average, she says each piece takes her about 3 seconds.
Movement isn’t limited to the physical alone. It meanders and fluctuates through every other facet of life — like language, societal norms and identity, with answers and definitions changing as rapidly as the question or problem it sought out to satisfy.
Esteemed former NW Asian Weekly editor Carol Vu earned third place in the Minorities category for her article, “Asian anxious in wake of massacre” from the Society of Professional Journalists. Her article dealt with the aftermath of Virginia Tech.