Newspaper

WPD

Update : October 22, 2021

Working People’s Daily (WPD) and Loke Tha Pyi Thu Nayt Zin were two newspapers introduced by the Revolutionary Council & Government.

Chief Editors

  • U Khin Maung Latt was appointed as the first Chief Editor.
    He later resigned when Number One asked him if he wanted to be an Ambassador.
    Daw Khin Myo Chit replied, “Ko Latt can go back to teaching”.
  • U Than Saw succeeded U Khin Maung Latt as Chief Editor.
    U Soe Myint, Assistant Editor, became U Than Saw’s son-in-law.
    U Soe Myint later became Chief Editor of Guardian.
  • G. Ko Lay (RUBC Gold), son of “Motley” Ko Ko, was Chief Editor at the time when I wrote poems and translations for WPD.

Sunday Supplement

The Sunday Supplement published translations by well known authors and scholars such as

  • MMT (U Myint Thein, Former Chief Justice)
  • Tet Toe (U Ohn Pe)
  • ZMT (U Zaw Myint Thein, Former ambassador)
  • Sao Hso Holm (English Honors First Class, LLM, Former Sawbwa, Son of Arzani Mong Pawn Sabwa)

I was the exception.

  • Daw Khin Swe Hla, who wanted to encourage aspiring writers, requested me to translate “Nge Thay Loe” (short story by Saya U Thu Kha).
  • My translation “Still So Young” earned Fifty Kyats.
  • Maung Hlaing Phyo is one of my pen names.
  • Saya U Thu Kha was given remuneration of Fifty Kyats.

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