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1958

For archive (Updated on February 19, 2019)

Matriculation

Two Paulians — Saya Dr. Soe Win and Robert Sein — stood First and Second in the Matriculation examination of 1958. They chose to study Chemistry Honors & Physics Honors respectively.

Civil Engineering

  • Saya Allen Htay, Saya Dr. San Hla Aung and Saya Dr. Win Thein graduated in Civil Engineering in 1958.
  • They joined the faculty as Assistant Lecturers.

Electrical Engineering

Saya U Htin Paw and Saya U Ba Nyunt (EE58) joined the Electrical Engineering Department after graduation.

RUBC

The following crew won Senior Novices in both the Monsoon Regatta and Annual Regatta. They all later represented RUBC.

  • Maurice Tun Thoung (B)
  • Mya Maung (2)
  • Sunny Teng (3)
  • Victor Htun Shein (S, GBNF)
  • Tin Wa (Cox)

Saya Mehm Than Thoung (Maurice) taught us Physics in our I.Sc.(A). Saya served as Director from DHE (Directorate of Higher Education), and retired as Rector of the University of Distance Learning.

U Mya Maung is now known as U Minn Aung. He lives in Los Angeles. He claims that he won all the races that he took part at RUBC.

Sunny Teng studied Engineering, but he left for North America before graduation.

U Victor perished when his Trainer Jet hit a power line.

Dr. Tin Wa is Past Captain and RUBC Gold. He edited some Dhamma Newsletters and books.

ARAE

RUBC won the Venables Bowl for Coxless Pairs at the ARAE (Amateur Rowing Association of the East) Regatta held in Calcutta in 1958.

  • Harry Saing (B)
  • Tin Htoon (S)

World Cup

  • Brazil won the World Cup (and Jules Rimet Trophy) at Sweden in 1958.
  • Pele (Brazil) became the youngest player (in fact the first teenager) to score goals in a World Cup Final.

Saya Maurice wrote :

Ko Hla Min—Thanks so much for remembering us. I was at the Physics Department, Rangoon University till 1986 when I joined the Directorate of Higher Education and later became Director. From there I was promoted to Rector at University of Distance Education in 1994 and retired in 2000. RUBC gold in 1961 and now one of the Patrons of RUBC Old Members Association. I am now mostly occupied doing religious deeds at Sukar Padi Padar Saddhamaransi Meditation Centre which is situated in Yankin Tsp in Yangon (a branch of Main Saddhamaransi Med Ctr at Mayangone Tsp in Yangon)

Wishing you all the best,
Min Than Thoung (Mehm Than Thoung/Maurice T T)

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