On April 1, the Woo family started with a cleansing ceremony for the victims who died in the Wah Mee Club. Firecrackers were set off to symbolize a new era of rebuilding, repairs, and improvements for the Louisa Building. Afterwards, demolition of the western wall began. Demolition and cleanup is expected to take 20 […]
Louisa Building demolition
The demolition of the Wah Mee Club and Liem’s Pet Shop of the historic Louisa Building located at 669 South King Street in Chinatown has been determined to be in late March. A Christmas Eve 2013 fire burned the western half of the building. The fire compromised the structure, leaving the roof and floor […]
Preserving the historic Louisa Hotel
By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Approximately 40 people from the public and the International District business community met in the Bush Hotel on
Tony Ng to be paroled — ICE has 6 months to deport him after release date
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Tony Ng, convicted participant in the 1983 Wah Mee Massacre, will soon be set free from prison — and sent
Inmate Ng makes his plea to parole board
Throughout his hour-long parole hearing, Wai-Chu “Tony” Ng gave reasons for the members of the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB) to consider as they decide whether to grant him parole on his last five-year count at McNeil Island Corrections Center (MICC) in southern Puget Sound.
Wah Mee victims’ family members emotional at public meeting
Doris Wong-Estridge, niece of victim Wing “Bill” Wong (no relation to Gim Lum Wong), attended the last hearing but did not speak publicly. This time was different. She says it was important that the board hear from her why Ng, who was acquitted of murder but sentence to 35 years in prison for his participation in the massacre, should not be granted parole.