Burmese refugee Simon Khin was presented with the Spirit of Liberty Award. The award is given annually to a naturalized citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the United States, while maintaining his or her ethnic heritage. Congressman Jim McDermott presented Khin the award in front of a large crowd at the Fourth of July […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Burmese Refugees: Letters from the Thai-Burma Border” Edited by T. F. Rhoden and T. L. S. Rhoden Digital Lycanthrope LLC, 2011 From former student activists and a monk escaping persecution, to a politician’s son and a typical teenage girl caught in a bad situation, the people who reside in […]
By Thanyarat Doksone The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands upon thousands of devoted Thais feted their 84-year-old monarch Friday on his first trip outside the capital in almost three years, a period marked by his ailing health and national political turmoil. The elaborate tribute to King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the old capital of Ayutthaya […]
By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Diversity among refugees from Burma (known officially as Myanmar) is significant, a result of their eight main ethnic groups
By Aye Aye Win and Todd Pitman The Associated Press NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) ― Aung San Suu Kyi capped a tenacious, decades-long journey from political prisoner to office holder in long-repressed Myanmar as the country’s main opposition party moved its struggle for democratic rule inside government for the first time.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The recent news from Burma, officially known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, about Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party claiming victory for 40 of 45 contested seats in parliament seems to seal Suu Kyi’s incredible transformation from a longtime housebound prisoner […]
By Todd Pittman Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) ― Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s victory in parliamentary elections is the biggest prize of her political career. But the weekend vote for only a few dozen legislative seats may have sown the seeds of something far more significant ― the possibility her party could sweep […]
By Shelley Seale for Northwest Asian Weekly “They Call It Myanmar” is the story of Burma, told with stunning footage shot clandestinely over a two-year period by filmmaker Robert H. Lieberman. The film provides an astonishing and intimate look at what has been one of the most isolated countries in the world, showing the everyday […]
By Abby Sun Northwest Asian Weekly In honor of International Women’s Day, celebrated earlier this month, we introduce our list of 10 women who have contributed immensely to Asian communities all around the world. These women have devoted time and effort and have dedicated their lives for the benefit of society.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, there are certain people who have been recognized for the extraordinary things they have done for Asians and Asian Americans. This list showcases this year’s individuals.