Rangoon Institute of Technology

HM : Saya U Moe Aung

  • Saya U Moe Aung matriculated from St. John’s Diocesan Boys’ High School.
  • Outstanding author, editor and publisher.
    Pen name : “Tekkatho Moe War“.
  • Mentor : Daung Nwe Swe (Laureate Poet).
  • Editor of RUESU (Rangoon University Engineering Students Union) Annual Magazine during his student days at the Faculty of Engineering, Rangoon University.
  • Graduated in 1963 and joined the Electrical Engineering Department of RIT.
  • Chief Editor of RIT Annual Magazines for more than a decade.
  • Chief Editor of Hlyat Sit Sar Saung published by the RIT EE Association.
  • Chief Editor for the commemorative issues of Swel Daw Yeik Sar Saung for SPZP-2002, SPZP-2007 and SPZP-2010
  • Chief Editor for the commemorative issues of Swel Daw Yeik Magazine for Shwe YaDu (in 2014) and SPZP-2016 held in Yangon.
  • After retiring from RIT, Saya moved to Singapore.
  • Chair of SPZP-2002 and SPZP-2010 held in Singapore.
  • Now back in Yangon.
  • Writes for several Myanmar publications.
  • Teaches refresher courses at the Electrical Inspectorate.
  • Patron of Swel Daw Yeik Foundation.
  • Writes “Let Tan Kabyar” (extemporaneous poems).
    A sample “Dawn at Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwaddy)” is shown below.
  • Saya takes time (as needed) to compose “Gan Da Win Kabyar” (epic poems) such as “Shwe YaDu Lann“.

Dawn at Irrawaddy (Kabyar)

Motion and Rest (Kabyar)

  • Attended the “Ah Hlu” of his Khamee Khamet in Upper Burma.
    Made side trips including Bagan.
  • Encountered pain in the knee
    Advised to take rest and use a wheel chair.
  • Sensed Samvega (Urgency) portrayed by the three characteristics (including Dukkha).
  • Composed a poem reflecting “Motion and Rest”.

TV Interviews

Saya gave interviews on his literary career.

Time with former students

Had mini-reunions and micro-reunions with his former students.
Most of them are RIT Ah Nyu Pyinnya Shins.

Saya also gave me presents (his books, old RIT magazines and a pasoe) during my visits to Yangon.
I had the honor to render some of Saya’s works (Kabyars and articles) into English.

Refresher Courses at Electrical Inspectorate

Taught refresher courses at the Electrical Inspectorate.


  • Per advice of his sister, Saya finally consented to have a knee replacement surgery.
  • The operation was successful

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