Paulians (10)

Update : February 7, 2021

Dr. Khin Maung Zaw (Frank Gale, SPHS63)

  • Stood 17th in the Matriculation examination in 1963.
  • He can be seen — standing second from left — in the group of the ten Collegiate Scholarship winners for 1963.
  • Retired after working in the UK.
Frank (Standing : second from left)

U Khin Maung Zaw (“KMZ”, SPHS70, EC76)

  • Attended St. Paul’s High School (SPHS).
  • Graduated after SPHS was nationalized and renamed as No. (6) Botahtaung SHS State High School.
  • Due to disturbances, the convocation for KMZ’s class took place in March of 1977. For simplicity (and consistency) we call his class as “Class of 76”.

  • Represented All Universities in Hockey and RIT in Rowing.
  • Played as the last defender in the RIT Hockey Team. Many from the team played for the University and All-Institutes Team. He coached Ko Thura Thant Zin, who was goalkeeper for the team. At RUBC, Ko Thura Thant Zin (RUBC) coached KMZ.
  • Helped Ko Maung Maung Hnyut and his brothers (who were major players for the Graduation Photos).
  • Volunteered for some time at UCC. He usually did not need to bring his lunch (only an empty lunch box and a spoon). Several friends and some “ah ma gyis” would provide lunch for KMZ.
  • Took some courses at UCC, but flatly refused to do some assignments (e.g. COBOL).
  • Worked in Singapore and then migrated to US. He has been in the Seattle region since his arrival in the US.
  • When my company subsidized my vacation trip (for the successful completion of the project), we visited KMZ at his old house. He showed us around (including a day trip to Vancouver, Canada). He showed me his wine cellar. Since I do not drink, I ended up with his concoction (“ginger beer (or similar) with ice cream”).
  • Founding member of RIT Alumni International.
  • We were lucky when we were planning for SPZP-2000. KMZ was working four 10-hour week with the Technology and Architecture Group of Nordstrom (where he had the time and luxury to play around with several computer systems).
  • Accepted the call of Saya U Soe Paing (our mentor at UCC) and me to set up a web site for RIT sayas and alumni.
  • Designed and implemented the first RIT web site. He was then an eligible bachelor and had a three day weekend (after working four 10 hour days). He burned the midnight oil especially preparing for the SPZP-2000. He promised the attendees that he would work on Version 2.0 of the web site. Things changed.
  • Had a wonderful job at Microsoft and also started a wonderful family.
    A busy schedule at work and at home meant that maintaining and extending the web site would no longer have the top priority. He longer had the time for RIT Updates.
  • KMZ visited the San Francisco Bay Area in March 2018 to attend the retirement soon kyway of Ko Maurce Chee (M75). There was a pre-soon kwyay gathering at a Sea Food Restaurant in San Mateo.
  • Mailed me two books that he bought in Myanmar.
    One is about “U Thant Ah Ye Ah Khin” compiled by Htein Win (Photo).
    The other is a “tran-composition” of Saya Zaw Gyi’s poems about Pagan by Ah May Thar.
  • After retirement, he is trying to do forensics on his old desktops and PCs to recover albums, and articles.
  • Has provided tags and comments for my postings.
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Hockey Players (Mostly from RIT)

U Khin Maung Zaw (SPHS71, EE77)

  • Per KMZ, the “other Khin Maung Zaw” is also from SPHS, 71batch, and he’s one of the active members/instigator of OPA, known as Old Paulians Assoc, as well as RIT Electrical 1971-77 group.
  • The group donated Kyat 77Lakhs – collected mainly from the group towards the flood victims through Daw Khin Kyi foundation. Amazingly he was able to cajole exactly Kyat 77L to commemorate 1977 batch folks. Sadhu! Sadhu Sadhu!
  • Interesting enough he and KMZ overlap in several areas, SPHS, RIT including Hockey and Rowing at RIT,

U Khin Maung Zaw (T76)

Per Ko Myat Thein (Adam K Khan, EP76) :

There is another Khin Maung Zaw (whom I called Ngachate tayoke literally mean Black Chinese because he has dark complexion) Class 76 Textile. He and I had very good conversations at D9 when we were final year students.

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