Category Archives: Postings

Victory Celebration

Paaj Vaaj, MEC Board Member  Bla Foua Thao, MEC Board Member President Tim Kong and Executive Director Siab Lauj (Hmong American National Chairman Association, Inc.) Steven Thao, MEC Board Member Suav Ntxawg Lauj, Community Leader Zong Khang Yang, MEC President

Changing Positions of Councilman Dai Thao

It is very interesting how Councilman Dai Thao took us on an adventure that most of us never expected! At first, in September 2021, he stated that the Mong Leng term “Moob” is not a standard word.  He rallied the community to come together in November 2021 to try to tear down the use of… Read More »

Response to CM Dai Thao 4/12/2022 Press Release

For Councilman Dai Thao’s full one page press release, CLICK HERE.  Below we’ve broken it paragraph by paragraph and provided our responses. MEC protested in front of City Hall not to demand to meet with CM Dai Thao.  That ship had long sailed because CM Dai Thao had continued to lie to MEC.  MEC protested… Read More »

Go home, Dai. You lied!

Transcript of Zongkhang Yang Speech Press Release Mainstream Media Coverage Sahan Journal:  Moob, Hmoob, or Hmong? A word on a rock in a St. Paul peace garden divides a community Pioneer Press:  Dialect dispute has St. Paul Hmong group calling for Dai Thao to quit; he wants FBI probe Click here for a PDF version

Mong Leng Can’t Pronounce Correctly

You are either a bigot or truly ignorant of your own people.  From time immemorial, Mong Leng pronounces the name of our people as “Moob” and Mong Der pronounces the name of our people as “Hmoob.”  It is your decision.  You can choose to remain ignorant or a bigot.