For archive (Updated on February 17, 2019)


  • Guardian daily newspaper
  • Guardian monthly magazine.


The Guardian sponsored “Essay Contests”.

The winners include

  • Errol Than Tun (Uzin Bobby Myo Tun, A69)
  • L R C Truitwein
  • Tin Maung Maung Aung
  • Hla Yee Yee
  • Winsome Ba Thike
  • Katherine Ba Thike


Daw Khin Swe Hla founded “Dawlay’s Family Circle”.
After she moved to Working People’s Daily, several male editors (e.g. P. Aung Khin) continued as “Dawlay”.


Scrabble was played at Guardian (on weekends). Saya Des Rodgers, U Tin Shwe, and U Ba U are some of the regular players. They also played Scrabble at YMCA.

Poem and Articles


My poem “Men on the Moon” was published in the Guardian in July 1969.

I later wrote articles on Computers and Computer Applications for the Guardian at the request of the then Chief Editor U Soe Myint (GBNF, who moved from WPD).

U Khin Maung Zaw (KMZ, EC76) wrote :

The late Chief Editor of Guardian and Working People’s Daily (English) U Soe Myint is my father-in-law. He was an accomplished musician and played several instruments.

He was the eldest son of U Thein Maung, known to many by his pen name Htin Lin, who translated many books into Burmese in those days. U Soe Myint’s siblings include U Soe Win (RIT EC70, ex-UCC, ex-PTC), U Kyaw Zaw (GBNF – RIT EP72, DCA) and U Khin Zaw (ex-UCC Cupertino, CA, USA).

In honor of his great grandfather, my son is named Htin Lin.

Uzin Bobby Myo Tun (A69) wrote :

I worked very closely with P. Aung Khin (Paul) in the preparation and editing of the Guardian Daily’s Sunday Supplement page ‘Dawlay’s Family Circle’ in the mid-1960’s. It was great fun compiling shorts on regular features such as ‘Popular Fallacies’, ‘Birds of Burma’ and filler jokes. I learnt much on proof reading of dailies from those days. I also wrote some short stories for the Sunday Supplement and the Guardian magazine. P. Aung Khin, endearingly known to most as Uncle Paul, wouldn’t let me compete in the Scrabble tournaments. Instead, I was asked to be one of the judges on those occasions. Those were the days!

Thanks for bringing back those memories.

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  1. It’s just a small world, or shall I quote Kevin’s six degree of separation. Ma Winsome and Katherine’s younger brother, James, married my cousin, Khin Pale Nu.


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