Updated : August 5, 2019

  • Commerce was offered as an Option by the Economics Department, Rangoon University.
  • Commerce became a separate Department under the Faculty of Social Science.
  • Commerce later became a Department of the Institute of Economics.

Saya William Paw

Professor [Saw] William Paw was President of RUBC (Rangoon University Boat Club). The earlier RUBC Presidents were Sir Arthur Eggar (founder), Commodore Than Pe, Sithu U Tin, and U Tun Thaung. As Treasurer of RUBC, I had to see Saya William Paw several times.

Saya Dr. Khin Maung Kyi

Grapevine says that Saya Dr. Khin Maung Kyi attended RU as a monk. Saya is known for his debates and writings. Saya taught at Commerce Department and later headed the Research Department. Saya later taught in Malaysia and Singapore. I visited Saya in Singapore to hand over a present by Saya U Myo Min (UCC).

Saya Dr. Khin Maung Kyawe

I first met Saya Dr. Khin Maung Kyawe (his preferred spelling over “Kywe”) when my cousin uncle Saya U Than Lwin (Eric) took me to the Social Science Library. Saya Mao Toon Siong (M62) remembered Saya U Than Lwin as a visiting lecturer in Economics. Saya U Than Lwin was a Lecturer in Economics and a Librarian of Social Science Library). He would give rides to the sayas including Saya “Jimmy” KMK. I met Saya Dr. KMK in the mid 80’s as Head of BERB (Burma Education Research Bureau). I attended several meetings at BERB.

Saya Dr. Mya Than

Saya Dr. Mya Than is a brother-in-law of Saya U Thaw Kaung. Saya moved to Singapore and Thailand.

Saya U Myo Min

Saya U Myo Min (UCC) won medals for standing first in I.Com and also in B.Com. Saya became a Chartered Account and worked for IBM UK. Per request from his mother and Sayagyi Dr. Chit Swe, Saya Myo came back to Burma to help with the UCC Project. Saya Myo taught classes at the Institute of Economics.

Some Commerce Sayas and Students

U Mya Thein (“Bo Shoke”) and U Thein Oo (“Ah Thay Lay”) transferred to UCC as Business Application Programmer/Analyst.

Per request of Ko Kyi Soe and Ko Aung Myin, I helped with one course (Mathematics of Finance & related topics) conducted by Commerce Graduate Association (CGA).

Uzin Kondannadhaja (“Chan Min”) was the de facto leader for the Institute of Ecomonics Rowing teams (including Ko Htin Kyaw). He also attended courses at UCC. After retirement, U Chan Min decided to become a monk. For the transition, he asked me to be a temporary monk with him for a week (or so). He is mostly at Dhammananda Vihara in Half Moon Bay, California. Per request from his brother Dr. Patheda Tin, Uzin spent waso retreat at the Chan Myei Yeiktha in Springfield, Illinois. His recent project is to read and record Mahasi Sayadaw’s book (Vipassana Shu Nee Kyan).

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