By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Seattle’s Filipino Community Center (FCC) re-opened after a $3 million<!–more–> renovation in 2008, then-governor Chris Gregoire said, “This center, and others like it, are at the heart of our ethnic communities. They provide a physical, social, and cultural venue for learning, recreation, networking, and social change.” Located between […]
AP Wire Service KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s top court on Tuesday sentenced two police officers to death by hanging, after overturning their acquittal by a lower court over the killing of a Mongolian woman who had an affair with a friend of the prime minister.
By Johnson Lai Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The front-runner in Taiwan’s presidential race said last Sunday that she would seek stable relations with mainland China, but did not rule out revisiting the island’s official stance on independence, leaving open questions about how China would respond to her probable victory in next month’s elections. […]
By Tegan Hanlon and Marc Lester Alaska Dispatch News ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage has some of the most diverse schools in America. In fact, East, Bartlett and West are the three most diverse public high schools in the nation, according to a University of Alaska Anchorage researcher. But what do we know about the […]
Editor’s note: Wise Words is an ongoing series where members of our community share their words of wisdom on a given topic. “I have a lot to be thankful. Over the years, we have hired many people at our restaurants, who need jobs to survive. Recently, one former employee came to dine at our […]
By Tom Krisher AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Tiger By Wesley Robert Lowe Wesley Lowe Media At 28, Micah Keating is fresh out of law school and traveling back to Hong Kong to start his new law career at one of the country’s top firms. On his first day, Micah meets Brenda, the daughter of his boss, […]
By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Video secretly taken in North Korea shows public executions by firing squad. The country is said to begin a currency revaluation that turns disastrous. Leader Kim Jong Un is reported to have thrown South Korean leaflets containing rumors about his wife in his aides’ faces.
AP Wire Service BANGKOK (AP) — Asset disclosures by members of Thailand’s military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption. The National Anti-Corruption Commission on Friday released the asset declarations of the 33 Cabinet ministers, 25 of whom are millionaires in dollar terms.
By Jocelyn Gecker and Thanyarat Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — In a famous scene from Thailand’s award-winning soap opera “The Power of Shadows,” the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and they live happily ever after.