Date

July 2020

Update : July 18, 2020 (Updated information is shown in bold italics).

SPZP-2020

Due to pandemic, SPZP-2020 (scheduled for December 26, 2020) has been postponed.

Eligible sayas and sayamas will be offered “Garawa money” (probably around Thadingyut).

Saya Dr. Myo Khin

Good news

Just talked briefly to Saya Dr. Myo Khin. He got special permission from his doctor to talk to me.

He walked to the hospital to have a medical checkup. He apparently suffered a minor stroke and was admitted to the ICU.

He can now walk using a cane. He thanked all who wished him well.

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U Khin Maung Win (EP69)

He is recuperating after a successful operation at Grand Han Tha Hospital to fight against his food intake track CA.

He was a top student. He was a training partner for Sai Kham Pan (Burma Selected). He also played badminton at the Township level.

RU Centennial Group

Nice to read posts and comments by sayas and alumni who are 80 years young.

Saya Dr. Maung Maung Nyo (82 years) has shared his memories in both Myanmar (published as books) and in English (as poems). Some articles are new. A few are revisions / updates.

Dr. Maung Maung Nyo’s birthday is on July 21st. He is a prolific writer. He published over 100 books and won literary awards.

Dr. Tin Wa (SPHS57) was Captain of Rangoon University Boat Club (RUBC) and Rangoon University Boxing Club, and a member of Rangoon Sailing Club. He recently turned 80. He stays fit by sculling / rowing with his spouse. He enjoys painting (and teasing old friends like Sayama Daw May Saw Lwin).

Dr. Tin Wa was interviewed by BBC Burmese for a program related to Arzani Nay. His father (U Tin Ohn) was present in an adjoining room at the Secretariat on July 19, 1947.

In the early days of the group, there were comments by Thit Yine, Po Kyu and some Oldies.

Those who matriculated in 1955 or earlier are likely to be Octogenarians. Hope they can share their memories.

Sad News

  • Uzin Kyaw Hein (Actor, Director, Vocalist)
  • U Myo Win (Michael, M76, son of Bo Tun Hla / Tekkatho Nay Win)
  • Daw Khin Khin Win (spouse of U Htay Aung, ChE66)

MASTAA

On July 12, 2020 at 10 PM EST (morning in Myanmar of July 13), Myanmar American Science and Technology Alumni Association (MASTAA) presented Sayagyi Dr. Aung Gyi (former Rector of RIT) to members and interested attendees world wide in a Zoom meeting. U Soe Myint (President) and U Sein Myint (Vice President) were co-hosts. Saya Dr. Tun Aung Gyaw (who was the earliest and longest volunteer at UCC and taught at UCC, DCS and ICST) interviewed Sayagyi Dr. Aung Gyi.

On July 26, 2020 at 10 PM EST (morning in Myanmar on July 27), Saya U Soe Paing (co-founder of UCC) will be interviewed by U Hla Min.

Upcoming events and schedules are posted on http://mastaa.org

Arzani Nay / Martyrs’ Day

Revised earlier articles and posted the updated article in my web sites and Facebook pages.

Due to time differences, it is July 19 in Myanmar (with live broadcast of the Arzani Nay celebrations),

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