Internationally renowned landmine activist Tun Channareth will travel from Cambodia to the United States to accept an honorary
Khmer Rouge documentary ground-breaking
The Khmer Rouge, Cambodia’s ruling party from 1975 to 1979, killed more than 1.3 million Cambodian citizens, according to an analysis by Yale University.
Cambodian refugee goes home as U.S. Navy commander
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — The distant thuds of gunfire and bombs weren’t nearly as memorable for Michael Misiewicz as fishing barehanded with
Doughnuts and hope pave Cambodian family’s path to the United States
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — When Phat and Sokhan Ong first started working at a Pendleton doughnut shop, they didn’t know a bismarck from a bear claw.
April 19: Yiem Mean receives volunteer award from Gov. Gregoire
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteer Yiem Mean received the 2010 Outstanding Volunteer Service Award from Gov. Chris Gregoire.
In pursuit of the American Dream: Refugees risk life and family escaping from war-torn countries in order to carve out new lives in the United States
After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Choy Vong had many things working against him. His father was the staff sergeant in the fifth infantry of the defeated South Vietnamese army.
Khmer Rouge torturer recounts baby-killing policy
By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Khmer Rouge guards killed babies by battering them against trees under an official policy to ensure the children of the brutal Cambodian regime’s victims could never take revenge for their parents’ deaths, the group’s chief jailer testified on Monday, June 8.
NWAW’s May must-reads
By Samantha Pak NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Editor’s note: At the beginning of the year, we ran a poll on our Web site asking our readers whether they liked our book reviews. Based on the feedback we received, we decided to run a monthly book recommendation list. We hope you enjoy it.
Cambodia war survivors turn to music
By Denis D. Gray The Associated Press SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — By the walls of ancient temples, survivors of Cambodia’s killing fields and minefields drop their crutches, put aside their artificial limbs, and blindly grope for their instruments — and then play music.