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Karen Groups To Hold National Conference On Politics, Arms And Unity

Karen Groups To Hold National Conference On Politics, Arms And Unity

Karen political and community groups representing Karen communities from across ...

Ethnic Women ‘Ignored, Abused And Victimized’

Ethnic Women ‘Ignored, Abused And Victimized’

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, the Secretary of the Karen Women’s Or...

New road angers locals

New road angers locals

Locals in Thantlang Township are disappointed with the construction of the road ...

Pseudoephedrine tablets confiscated

Pseudoephedrine tablets confiscated

Aizawl police seized ten bags of pseudoephedrine tablets weighing a total of 190...

‘Urgent help’ needed in Kachin State: UNICEF

‘Urgent help’ needed in Kachin State: UNICEF

Support is being mobilised to assist the thousands of people displaced by the la...

NLD, 88 Generation movement back strategy to educate public on constitutional reform

NLD, 88 Generation movement back strategy to educate public on constitutional reform

Members of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society movement at their meeting wi...

UNFC meets in Thailand to discuss ceasefire negotiations

A coalition of 12 ethnic groups, the United Nationalities Federal Council, has b...

Ethnic Groups And Advocates Demand Investigation Into Burma Army’s Systematic Use Of Rape, Sexual Violence

Ethnic Groups And Advocates Demand Investigation Into Burma Army’s Systematic Use Of Rape, Sexual Violence

Human rights organisations and ethnic political groups have called for an intern...

Veteran journalist and NLD co-founder U Win Tin dies at 85

Veteran journalist and NLD co-founder U Win Tin dies at 85

Veteran journalist U Win Tin, a co-founder in 1988 of the National League for De...

From One Hell to Another: Chin Refugees Fleeing Persecution in Burma – Victims of Sex Attacks In India

From One Hell to Another: Chin Refugees Fleeing Persecution in Burma – Victims of Sex Attacks In India

Chin refugees in India fleeing persecution in Burma are left to fend for themsel...

Internationally Funded Burma Census Cops Criticism

Internationally Funded Burma Census Cops Criticism

A human rights advocacy group calls for investigation into Britain’s decision to...

Fighting starts on last census day

On the last day, of the first census in Burma in decades, heavy fighting broke o...

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.
New road angers locals

New road angers locals

Locals in Thantlang Township are disappointed with the construction of the road between Thantlang an...

Parama’s Dream

Parama’s Dream

Sometimes when relatives or friends come to visit the children that live at Baanunurak Orphanage (al...