By Aye Aye Win Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s parliament voted against several constitutional amendments June 25, ensuring that the military’s veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election this year. The legislature ended a 3-day debate on proposed changes to the 2008 […]
By Maja Beckstrom St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When it was time to choose roles in the play, Mu Pa chose the part of a Burmese soldier. “I know how to do it,” said the young Karen woman, who was a toddler when Burmese soldiers burned her village and killed her […]
By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury on Thursday removed a prominent Myanmar businessman from a blacklist that had barred him from doing business in the United States. The beneficiary, Win Aung, is president of Myanmar’s main business association. Treasury also removed two companies of the Dagon Group that he heads off […]
By Lauren Pongan Northwest Asian Weekly Note: This article uses the name “Burma,” rather than its recognized name of “Myanmar,” in order to reflect the preferences of panelists and presenters from the event. “Before we start, can everyone please move down to the front?” Sumyat Thu asked the audience at last week’s event, April 22, […]
By Margie Mason and Robin McDowell Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) —The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Many are migrant workers abandoned by their boat captains after the government passed a moratorium on […]
By Warisha Soomro Tesla STEM High School I hail from a region where an individual’s world is centered on the people they associate with daily and the screen that keeps them in constant contact. There is a bubble that surrounds the tech city, distancing its inhabitants from the rest of the word while the advancements […]
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Almost $60,000 has been donated to the Zam Khap family so far in the fundraising drive organized by the Tukwila School District Community.
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly In light of current debates surrounding the Ferguson trial and Obama’s recent address on immigration, local Seattle officials and government leaders understand the need for better communication between the police and the community they protect. Senator Pramila Jayapal of Seattle’s 37th district told Seattle Weekly she is looking into […]
By Erin Grace AP Wire Service OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Inside the tiny Benson apartment, in a kitchen filled with boxes of donations, stood two teenagers washing dishes.
By Todd Pitman and Julie Pace Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims are among the most persecuted people on earth, and advocates of their cause were hoping President Barack Obama would not only press the issue during his visit this week — they were hoping he would simply say their name.