Category: Pioneer

HM : Presidents

Democratic Burma Sao Shwe Thaik (1948 – 1952) Nyang Shwe (Yaunghwe) SawbwaFirst President of Burma Burma gained Independence on January 4, 1948 Dr. Ba U (1952 – 57)Author : “My Burma”Claimed that he was the first President to be elected according to the Constitution Mahn Win Maung (1957-62)He […]

HM : Burma’s Son

UNSG (United Nations Secretary General) After the tragic death of Daj Hammarskjold, the United Nations Security Council selected U Thant (Permanent Representative of the Union of Burma, which co-founded the Non-aligned Movement) to succeed Hammarskjold as the Third UNSG and the first Asian UNSG. USSR vetoed USA’s nominee […]

HM : Burmans

Aung San Some Firsts in the History of Burma Pioneers and/or record holders Burmese Female Scholars Dr. Chit Swe U Tin Tut and his siblings U Thant U Ba Kyi U Thittila Family of First in Burma in Matriculation Aung San Born on February 13, 1915. February 13 […]

HM : Aung San

He was born on February 13, 1915. February 13 is also known as “Khalay Mya Nay” (Children’s Day). His Zartar name was Htain Lin. He changed his name to Aung San to rhyme with that of his elder brother Aung Than. Assassinated on July 19, 1947. July 19 […]


“K” is the pen name of BBS U Khin Zaw (Founder and Director of Burma Broadcasting Service / Myanmar Ah Than). He was assisted by his cousin U Pe Thaw. His mentees include “Aba” U Than Myint. He served as Chief Librarian of Rangoon University Central Library. Saya […]