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WPD

For archive (Updated on Febraury 17, 2019)

Working People’s Daily (WPD) was one of the two newspapers introduced by the Revolutionary Council & Government.

Chief Editors

Saya U Khin Maung Latt was appointed the first Chief Editor. He later resigned when Number One asked him if he want to be Ambassador. Daw Khin Myo Chit replied, “Ko Latt can go back to teaching”.

U Than Saw succeeded U Khin Maung Latt as Chief Editor. U Soe Myint, Assistant Editor, became U Than Saw’s son-in-law. U Soe Myint later became Chief Editor of Guardian.

G. Ko Lay (RUBC Gold), son of “Motley” Ko Ko, was Chief Editor at the time when I wrote poems and translations for WPD.

Sunday Supplement

The Sunday Supplement published translations by well known authors and scholars such as

  • MMT (former Chief Justice U Myint Thein)
  • Tet Toe (U Ohn Pe)
  • ZMT (former ambassador U Zaw Myint Thein)
  • Sao Hso Holm (English Honors First Class, LLM, former Sawbwa)

I was the exception. Daw Khin Swe Hla, who wanted to encourage aspiring writers, requested me to translate “Nge Thay Loe” (short story by Saya U Thu Kha). My translation “Still So Young” earned fifty kyats. Saya U Thu Kha was given fifty kyats for his original work.

Maung Hlaing Phyo is my pen name.

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