For archive (Updated on February 17, 2019) Rakkhine Mra is the Rakkhine pronunciation for “Ma Ya Yit”. The Burmese equivalent is Mya. The Rakkhines pronounce “Ya Kauk” and “Ya Pint” with the “ra” sound. U Shwe Mra and sons U Shwe Mra graduated with Honors in Economics. He […]

Local Talent

For archive (Updated on February 17, 2019) The English section of BBS (Burma Broadcasting Service) had a program for Local Talents. A typical session is allocated 15 minutes. An individual or a group can sing or play about five songs. A typical remuneration is 45 Kyats per session. […]

Stereo Khit

For archive (Updated on February 17, 2019) Pioneers Tekkatho Tun Naing (2nd Batch BDS) was selected Tekkatho Lu Ye Chun for 1st BDS. He entertained at the Camp by playing Mandolin placed on the back. He is credited as a co-founder of Stereo Khit along with Accordion Ohn […]


For archive (Updated on February 17, 2019) Publications Guardian daily newspaper Guardian monthly magazine. Essay The Guardian sponsored “Essay Contests”. The winners include Errol Than Tun (Uzin Bobby Myo Tun, A69) L R C Truitwein Tin Maung Maung Aung Hla Yee Yee Winsome Ba Thike Katherine Ba Thike […]


For archive (Updated on Febraury 17, 2019) Working People’s Daily (WPD) was one of the two newspapers introduced by the Revolutionary Council & Government. Chief Editors Saya U Khin Maung Latt was appointed the first Chief Editor. He later resigned when Number One asked him if he want […]


For archive (Updated on February 17, 2019) Recorders In our younger days, high quality tape recorders (e.g. Ampex) were not easily available. Burma Broadcasting Service (BBS) used Ampex. Most people use Grundig, Sony, Akai … recorders with mono or stereo heads. The tape reels cover 1200 feet (or […]

Data Compression

For archive (Updated on February 17, 2019) In the early days, it was expensive to store and/or transmit data (e.g. text, sound, picture) in raw form. Compression Techniques Compression techniques were developed and used to reduce the size of the data. “Lossless Compression” requires that the original data […]


For archive (Updated on February 17, 2019) Greek Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. Beta is the second letter. Gamma is the third letter. Omega is the last letter. English There are 26 letters in the English alphabet. A is the first letter. B is […]