For some, the holidays are a wonderful time to visit friends and make familial bonds stronger. For others, the holidays can be a minefield full of hurt feelings and contentious arguments. Some people are going to enter Thanksgiving with their battle gear on. Though we understand what can go on when 20 members of an […]
By MATTHEW LEE and BEN FELLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama finally found a taker Friday for his Inauguration speech offer to extend a hand to rogue states “if you are willing to unclench your fist.”
PALEMBANG, Indonesia (AP) _ Thailand won 12 gold medals on Saturday to climb to second place in the medal standings behind host Indonesia at the 26th Southeast Asian Games.
HONG KONG (AP) — A Filipino maid in Hong Kong won the opening legal battle in her fight for permanent residency after a court ruled Friday, Sept. 30, that an immigration provision excluding the city’s hundreds of thousands of foreign maids was unconstitutional.
By Sri Kusmiati The Associated Press RAWAGEDEH, Indonesia (AP) — Widows of villagers executed by Dutch soldiers during Indonesia’s bloody battle for independence from colonial rule more than six decades ago quietly welcomed news that they were entitled to compensation.
In the six weeks that she worked as a maid for a Malaysian family, she says she lost 22 pounds (10 kilograms), while toiling 20 hours a day with little to eat. Often, she was slapped and punched by her employer, she says …
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia and Australia sealed a pact Monday, July 25, to swap refugees in a contentious new strategy aimed at deterring asylum seekers from undertaking perilous boat journeys to Australia. The deal will see Australia send 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia over the next four years in exchange for Australia resettling […]
By Jean Wong Northwest Asian Weekly Regal Financial Bank (Regal Financial), a local community bank, announced that it has settled a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding a group of Indonesian investors in a Ponzi scheme. The settlement was announced through a June 27 press release.
By Kelvin Chan The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Booming Asia had more millionaires than Europe for the first time last year and is fast closing in on North America for the top spot, a report released Thursday said.
Compiled by staff Northwest Asian Weekly At the end of each school year, we run this column, which features some exceptional Asian American students that have made the most of their high school careers, whether it’s through academics, volunteer work, artistic endeavors, or athletics.