PUTRAYAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said on Jan. 18 that an apology by Goldman Sachs for its role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB was insufficient and that it must pay $7.5 billion as compensation. Goldman CEO David Solomon apologized on Jan. 16 to the Malaysian […]
2 Cambodian opposition politicians get bans dropped
By SOPHENG CHEANGAssociated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A veteran Cambodian politician and his son on Jan. 16 became the first among 118 opposition members banned from politics for five years to have the restriction lifted. Kong Korm and his son, Kong Bora, had their bans lifted when Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni signed a […]
World’s oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan
By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The world’s oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan at the age of 113. Masazo Nonaka died in the early hours on Jan. 20 while sleeping at home in Ashoro on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, his […]
Celebs, athletes give Dragon Ball pop culture super status
“Dragon Ball’’ may be a Japanese-born anime, but the series has become a major pop culture influencer for years.
Pacquiao dominates in retaining title against Broner
Manny Pacquiao showed on Jan. 19 night he’s still got plenty of fight for a fighter on the wrong side of 40.
Durkan nominates Saad Bashir for Seattle IT Department
SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced on Jan. 22 that she will nominate Saad Bashir to be the next Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Seattle Information Technology Department. In his role at the City of Seattle, Saad will oversee a $277 million budget and 680 full-time employees. Bashir will begin his role as […]
SEATTLE — The Seattle Symphony presents its eleventh annual Celebrate Asia concert on Jan. 27 at Benaroya Hall — honoring Seattle’s Asian American community by exploring the rich musical traditions of Asian countries. This annual celebration is presented with a myriad of pre- and post-concert performances that reflect various Asian cultures. This year’s festivities focus […]
Kamala Harris opens presidential bid
Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Jan 21.
Will 85°C Bakery Café destroy ID bakeries?
Seattle’s International District (ID) has long been known as a haven for Asian snacks, desserts, and drinks. But for old-school eateries that have been in the neighborhood for a long time, the presence of the new 85°C Bakery Café could be detrimental to their livelihood.
Jeff Lew is helping feed families affected by the government shutdown
A former participant in the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP), Jeff Lew became a media sensation because of a GoFundMe campaign he began in May 2017 to pay off the school lunch debt at his son’s Seattle school.