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 Erika Berg For Northwest Asian Weekly In September 2007, the world’s attention was riveted by video footage of never-ending columns of saffron-robed monks streaming through the streets of Burma. Overnight, the government had removed all fuel subsidies, spiking food prices. Moved by the people’s despair, tens of thousands of Buddhist monks took to the […]
The Ethnic Heritage Council hosted the 27th Annual Naturalization Ceremony at Seattle Center. More than 500 people from 80 countries were sworn in by the Honorable Richard. C. Tallman, U.S. Circuit Court Judge.