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Amnesty International Calls on UN to Act on Myanmar's 'Backtracking'

Amnesty International Calls on UN to Act on Myanmar's 'Backtracking'

Amnesty International is calling on the United Nations General Assembly to adopt...

Over 120 Organizations Call for Probe into Disappearance of Sumlut Roi Ja

Over 120 Organizations Call for Probe into Disappearance of Sumlut Roi Ja

A total of 123 local and international NGOs have called on the Myanmar governmen...

International Assistance May Depend on Ceasefire Agreement: Lamai Gun Ja

International Assistance May Depend on Ceasefire Agreement: Lamai Gun Ja

International funding for troubled ethnic areas may depend on whether a ceasefir...

Rising from the Ashes

Rising from the Ashes

For years Pearl Condominium, a complex of four high-rise buildings towering over...

Myanmar Migrants Face Registration Hurdle in Thailand

Myanmar Migrants Face Registration Hurdle in Thailand

A large number of legal migrant workers in Thailand who are about to complete fo...

The Bloc in the System: Military MPs and Their Role in Parliament

The Bloc in the System: Military MPs and Their Role in Parliament

Every morning, before the start of the day’s parliamentary session, military rep...

'We Believe in Federalism, We Fought for It, We've Been to Jail for It'

'We Believe in Federalism, We Fought for It, We've Been to Jail for It'

Shan Nationalities League for Democracy chairman Khun Tun Oo

In February 2005, Sh...

Colgate Grabs Laser in Big Toothpaste Deal

Colgate Grabs Laser in Big Toothpaste Deal

In what is being heralded as one of the biggest foreign company acquisitions in ...

Thailand to 'Allow' Second DNA Test for British Murder Accused

Thailand to 'Allow' Second DNA Test for British Murder Accused

Bangkok (AFP) - Thailand's premier said on October 29 that police will allow two...

 Shan Delegation Departs for Naypyitaw

Shan Delegation Departs for Naypyitaw

The Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) led by General Secretar...

Peace falters in Myanmar’s Karen State

Peace falters in Myanmar’s Karen State

When ethnic fighters clashed with the Myanmar military in Myawaddy Township last...

SNLD Calls for National Reconciliation at Anniversary Celebrations

The Shan National League for Democracy (SNLD) called for immediate national reco...

Min Thein Kha passes away ( Obituary )

Min Thein Kha, the brilliant creator of the sleuth 'Surveillance Hnin Maung,' passed away at the age of 70 today (1st August 2008). Born Maung Aung Tun, he wrote under the pseudonym Min Thein Kha since 1976. He wrote about a hundred novels and numerous short stories of which Manusari, Punna Ba Kun and Sanay Maung Maung were very popular among his readers. Min Thein Kha, the brilliant creator of the sleuth 'Surveillance Hnin Maung,' passed away at the age of 70 today (1st August 2008). Born Maung Aung Tun, he wrote under the pseudonym Min Thein Kha since 1976. He wrote about a hundred novels and numerous short stories of which Manusari, Punna Ba Kun and Sanay Maung Maung were very popular among his readers.

Although he belonged primarily to the world of the letters, his talent was multifaceted. In addition to being a prominent writer, he was a good orator and a famous astrologer of Burma. He started his career in astrology in 1976 in Taungyi of Shan State. In 1978 he introduced astrology to Rangoon, teaching the nuances of the discipline to his disciples and students in Mayanthalin compound in Hmawbi Township until his death.

Born on 25th June 1939 to the painter U San Shein and Daw Tin Tin, Min Thein Kha was the eldest of seven siblings. He studied at St. Paul's High School and obtained his matriculation degree from AV College. In 1958 he joined the army and served for five years. He was then known as Sgt. Aung Tun. Thereafter, he led a checkered career, working as night a watchman at a cooking oil mill, as a paddy inspector and as rice mill manager. He was awarded the Ph. D by the University of Calcutta for his thesis "The destiny of 122 Burmese Kings". He is survived by a son.

But even a man of his stature was not spared criticism and attack from the junta. In 1988 he was imprisoned for leading the 88 uprising. After his release, he concentrated on astrology. Since then, astrology dominated his writings. On the midnight of 25th March 1997 he started a nationwide tour propounding the virtues of occultism. The tour continued for three years.

His funeral will be held at Yeway cemetery, Rangoon on 5th August.

Myawaddy Unrest Affects Normal People More Than Business Owners

Clashes between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) and armed government forces on 27th Sept...