GBNF : Allen Htay

Saya Allen, Dr. San Lin, U Hla Min
  • Saya Allen Htay (C58) attended schools in Mandalay and Rangoon.
  • He is the son of U Ba Htay, whose cousins include Kyar Ba Nyein (Boxing and Checkers) and Bohmu Ba Thaw (Navy, “Maung Thaw Ka”).
  • His mother requested him to finish his studies at the Faculty of Engineering and not to apply for scholarships before graduation.
  • After graduation, he joined the faculty along with Dr. San Hla Aung as Assistant Lecturers.
  • He studied for his Masters at Harvard University. He also took some courses (e.g. Scheme programming language) at MIT.
  • On the return trip on an ocean liner, he played Bridge with Saya U Tin Maung Nyunt (M60), Saya U Soe Paing (EE, UCC) and Saya U Ko Ko Lay (C, UCC). They became close friends. Three of them became neighbors in the RIT Compound.
  • He was promoted to Lecturer.
  • He retired and un-retired twice in the USA.
  • His last job was with CalTran (California Transportation).
  • He had a stroke while accompanying his spouse Daw Mu Mu Kin (MEHS57) to the MEHS Reunion in Las Vegas.
  • He recovered briefly, but passed away.


  • He was President of the “RT Photography Association”.
  • He was the leader of the San Francisco Bay Area RIT Alumni.
  • He is a founding member of “RIT Alumni International” and served as its President.
  • For SPZP-2000, he wrote, “Brother, can you spare US $500?”
  • For the Photo Gallery of https://www.ex-rit.org, he submitted the Class photo of C58. He asked his classmates Saya Dr. San Hla Aung and U Khin Maung Win (Sid Chen, GBNF) to help with the caption
  • He took photos for the 10th Anniversary of RIT Alumni International
  • He provided a Brief Biography (which needs to be updated to include his four grand children. One has Allen as the first name. Another has Allen as the middle name.)


  • In Saya’s memory, Daw Mu Mu Kin donated saya’s books to YTU library and provided book shelves.
    The donation was coordinated by Maurice Chee (M75).
  • Daw Mu Mu Kin also provided scholarships to YTU students.
    The scholarship program is coordinated by NorCal RITAA and volunteer members in Yangon (some of whom are EC for RITAA),

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