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Countdown to RU Centennial (11)

There are 46300+ members in the Rangoon University Centennial FB Group.

Recent Member

  • A recent member is U Thein Han (my lone surviving uncle) who will turn 92 soon.
  • He joined Rangoon University in 1948.
  • After graduation, he worked as Systems Engineer for International Business Machines (IBM) Burma.
    Several government departments rented / leased Unit Record Machines.
  • He is physically active. He has shared some memories in his FB page.

U Aung Zaw (ex-UCC, Sydney)

  • Saya U Aung Zaw (ex-UCC) wrote two books “Bawa and Dhamma” and “Cetana Thi Thar Kan”.
  • I am honored to be a reviewer / editor for both books and a contributor of a section for the second book.
  • His spouse Daw Kyawt is a culinary expert and donor of her kidney to Saya Zaw as a priceless gift.
  • Saya Zaw worked at the RASU Maths Department.
    Sayagyi Dr. Chit Swe asked him if he wished to join UCC.
  • He became a Systems Programmer at UCC and did his Masters in Computer Science at Southampton University.
  • At UCC, Saya Zaw wrote lecture guides and user manuals with me under the guidance of Saya U Soe Paing (Manager of the Systems Division and later also Operations Division).
  • Saya Zaw is known for his humor and satire (e.g Thingyan Sar).
  • He also wrote Kabyars and articles.
  • Saya Zaw taught at UCC and CSO before moving to Thailand.
    Ko Myint Oo took Saya Zaw to ABAC where he was offered a job on the spot.
  • Saya Zaw moved to Sydney, Australia and continued teaching Computer Science and Applications.
  • He hosted mini-gatherings to pay respect to Sayagyi Dr. Chit Swe (GBNF) and Sayagyi Dr. Freddie Ba Hli (GBNF).
  • Saya Zaw recently shared his memories about his sayas (Dr. Chit Swe, U Sein Min, U Tin Hlaing, Dr. Kyaw Thein, Dr. Khin Maung Swe, …).

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