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Setting the Records Straight on South Vietnam: An ARVNGeneral Remembers

New America Media, Interview, Andrew Lam Feb 13, 2013

orn in the Mekong Delta in 1932 to a wealthy land-owning family, Thi Quang Lam spent 25 years in the army and rose to the rank of lieutenant general in the Republic of Vietnam by the time the Vietnam War ended. In Vietnam, he obtained a French baccalaureate in French philosophy and later, in the United States, an MBA. During his military service, he was awarded the Vietnamese National Order, The U.S. Legion of Merit and the Korean Order of Chung Mu. He currently lives in Fremont, Calif. He talked to his son, Andrew Lam, an editor with New America Media.

LA Targets Korean 'Birth Tourists'

Feb 06, 2013

For certain privileged Korean moms-to-be, their baby’s first gifts aren’t toys, rattles or clothes. It’s U.S. citizenship.All it takes is $50,000 and a three-month trip to the U.S., but authorities here are about to make things tougher for this unwelcomed...

Stranger Than Nonfiction--Author Andrew Lam Busts the Online Homework Racket

New America Media, Essay, Andrew Lam Feb 06, 2013

Dear Mr. Lam. I loved your essay, 'The Palmist,' but I can’t figure out what the main theme is. Is it dying and being all alone? My teacher suggests I read more of your writing… I’m glad I found you online…. Thank you very much for your help.”

Cambodia’s Death Tourism: Ex-King’s Passing Exposes Spectacular Grief Ritual

Feb 06, 2013

Photo: Image from the public mass for the late ex-king Sihanouk in Phnom Penh. (Photograph courtesy Bishan Samaddar from his album “Mourning Sihanouk.”)PHNOM PEHN, Cambodia--The manager at the hotel in Phnom Penh was deeply apologetic. Norodom Sihanouk, the former king...

Atlanta Family Mourned, Police Probe Possible Murder-Suicide

Feb 06, 2013

 Members of metro Atlanta's Sikh community are turning to prayer — and each other — as they mourn the loss of four family members whose bodies were found in their suburban apartment.Shivinder Singh Grover, 52; and his wife, Damanjit Kaur...

Energy Secretary Chu To Step Down

Feb 04, 2013

 WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has announced his decision not to serve a second term.The Nobel Prize winner is one of three Asian Americans who has served in the Cabinet during President Obama’s first term, along with...

President Obama Endorses Rep. Mike Honda for Re-election

Feb 04, 2013

 WASHINGTON, DC/SAN JOSE, CA — President Barack Obama has issued the following statement endorsing Representative Mike Honda (CA-17) for re-election in 2014:“Congressman Mike Honda is the right leader for the 17th district. Together, we’ve worked hard these last four years...

Fil-Ams set to lobby for immigration reform

Feb 04, 2013

In the wake of the unveiling of an immigration policy ‘blueprint’ agreed upon by a bipartisan group of Senators, Filipino-Americans in the United States are now looking to make a strong push for immigration reform through ‘aggressive lobbying’ in Washington,...

Little Saigon Tet Parade Board of Organizers: Stop discriminating against VA LGBTs from participating in the Tet parade.

Feb 04, 2013

 "On behalf of the Partnership of Vietnamese LGBT Organizations, we are asking for your support in investigating the Little Saigon Tet Parade Board of Organizers for discriminatory practices," writes change.org to Tet organizers in Little Saigon, Orange County, Ca. "...

Immigration Plan Disappoints Undocumented Filipino Students

Jan 31, 2013

Undocumented Filipino students benefited from President Barack Obama’s deferred action policy, which has allowed them to temporarily stay and work in the country.Now, they are calling on the president for permanent solutions to their immigration woes.But after hearing the bipartisan...

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