May 17, 1996 |
Vietnamese refugees in Malaysia are being beaten and threatened in a Malaysian government effort to force them to return to Vietnam, leaders of an Orange County-based support group said Thursday. They implored the U. S. government and human-rights groups to aid the refugees. At an emotional news conference, two men who said they lived until recently in a Malaysian camp recounted grisly stories of refugees beaten by soldiers, sprayed with chemicals and enduring prison-like restrictions.
April 29, 1990 |
Trinh Quang Do fled from Vietnam penniless 12 years ago, surviving a treacherous sea journey and months in a refugee camp. Since then, he has become the model of the overachiever Americans view as the typical Vietnamese immigrant. He graduated from high school with a high-A average, attended college on scholarship and landed a $30,000-a-year job with Rockwell International. He has gone on to earn a master's degree in electrical engineering.
September 18, 2002 |
Viet Dinh is working the room. Viet Dinh, it seems, is always working a room. The room itself isn't much, at least not by the standards of one of the rising stars of the Bush administration. A hundred or so faculty members and supporters at Saint Francis University in rural Pennsylvania are lunching in a nondescript student center to hear Dinh, advisor to U.S. Atty. Gen.