A 55-year-old Vietnamese-Chinese man, Thomas Thong, was shot to death last Sunday, Aug. 23, at his home in Beacon Hill. Police say Thong’s 29-year-old son, Tai Duc Thong, told authorities that he did the shooting while he was high on drugs. The son is being held at the King County Jail in lieu of $1 million.
Burma is sometimes a forgotten country. Officially called Myanmar by the country’s military junta, in late 2007, more than 100,000 people took to the streets of Rangoon in protest of the ruling regime. Called the “Saffron Revolution” because of the color of the robes donned by the monks who initiated the stand, the protest was quickly suppressed with brute force.
On Aug. 3, the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF) announced the release of a report detailing the success of the Supplemental Mitigation Assistance (SMA) program.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — For the White House chef, serving homegrown vegetables straight from the garden is just like preparing food in her native Philippines — healthy and simple.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis’ Whitehaven High School has become the first in Tennessee to offer Arabic language instruction.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California’s oldest Japanese American community newspaper is set to close next month after a long, steady decline in circulation and advertising revenue.
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Outdoor markets tout sari sales, five-star hotels feature Indian chefs, and Thais drop by a temple in the financial district to beseech Hindu gods to send profits their way.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors demanded a four-year prison term on Aug. 24 for a South Korean scientist disgraced in a cloning scandal that shook the international scientific community and led to his trial on fraud and other charges.
To celebrate 16 years of service to the Puget Sound’s Vietnamese community, Helping Link invited guests to a networking event on Lake Washington. There, guests ate Vietnamese cuisine and learned some of the Vietnamese language.
The Snoqualmie Casino invited Hong Kong movie stars and singer Suzan Guterres and Lo Hoi Pang for two shows on Aug. 23. More than 2,000 people attended. The event was produced by Kevin Stewart Productions, which is made up of performers from all over North America.