Hmong 18 Clan Council of Minnesota gathering to find way to prevent Domestic Violence


Milwaukee, WI — The recent domestic violence that led to the dead of Chue Lor(husband), Panhia Yang(wife), and her brother Kong Meng Lee(wife brother) on March 24, 2013, concerns the Hmong community to come to gather to try to find way to prevent future similar cases.

Click here to watch SHIBC News exclusive covered Hmong 18 Clan Council of Minnesota Domestic Violence form on April 2, 2013.

Many of the Hmong community leaders and representatives attended the conference.

“The most importantly, we live in the modern country and issue like this should not be happening… I am calling to Hmong parents and everyone to take care your family and teach other the good ways to prevent this type of issue to happen…” said Ly Teng, former Colonel.

Cher Chai Vang, President of Hmong 18 Clan Council of Minnesota, urged Hmong couple to work with their Clan leaders to try to solve their domestic issues.

Song Xai Lee, Hmong Community Representative, suggested that the Hmong 18 Clan Council need to find way to reach out to the Hmong community more included having a professional group that qualified to work with domestic violence. “With all these programs, our American friends here need to help to get funding for the Hmong 18 Clan Council…” said Song Xai Lee.

Pa Xa Vang, Hmong Community Representative, said Hmong 18 Clan Council need funding to be able to provide its programs to the communities. “The Police uses the 18 Council… the Sheriff uses the 18 Council… the Justice uses the 18 Council… and the community uses the 18 Council. The 18 Council don’t have paid staff. Don’t have the receptionist. Don’t have the stabilize office… “ said Pa Xa Vang, Hmong Community Representative.

John Kirtwood, Chief of Police, said that any one involved in the domestic violence should call the police. “In this particular case she should call the police. If she has been abused, if she has been assaulted by her domestic partner and I don’t wanted to talk about this case in particular because I don’t have the knowledge of it… in any cases they should call the police… “ said John Kirtwood, Chief of Police.

Senator Foung Hawj said that his door at the Capitol is open to the community to try to fix this type of issue.

If you live in the twin cities area Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and need help on Domestic Violence, call the following hotline numbers:
(612) 873-2222 – Minneapolis Crisis line.
(612) 379-6363 – Both Minneapolis and St. Paul Crisis line.
(651) 266-7900 – St. Paul Crisis line.

Asian United Women, 612-724-0756 Crisis line. 24 hours confidential in Hmong and other Asian languages included nationally.