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Memorial Service Held for Legendary Deceased Karen General

Memorial Service Held for Legendary Deceased Karen General

A memorial service was held for General Bo Mya, the late chairman of the Karen N...

Karen Community Groups Build School for Remote Villagers

Karen Community Groups Build School for Remote Villagers

Primary school students from Htee Klo Thaw village in Hlaingbwe Township will be...

Karenni Unemployed Youths Offered Work in Japan

Karenni Unemployed Youths Offered Work in Japan

One Hundred youths from Karenni State under the age of 30 will be given job trai...

450 People Made Homeless by Refugee Camp Fire

450 People Made Homeless by Refugee Camp Fire

A blaze at Kyein-Ne-Pyin refugee camp in Pauktaw Township, Arakan State left abo...

Army Hunts Bandits in the Mayu Mountains

Army Hunts Bandits in the Mayu Mountains

Narinjara News has learnt that the Burma Army is intensively searching the Mayu ...

Bangladeshi Navy Arrests 15 Fishermen

Bangladeshi Navy Arrests 15 Fishermen

Narinjara News has learned that the Bangladeshi Navy apprehended two boats and a...

Clashes between KIO and Burma Army Continue after Police Released

Clashes between KIO and Burma Army Continue after Police Released

Clashes between the Kachin Independence Organization's (KIO) armed wing and the ...

National Ceasefire Unlikely by UNION Day, Say NCCT

National Ceasefire Unlikely by UNION Day, Say NCCT

Representative members of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), a g...

Thanlwin Dam Projects Force People to Flee Their Homes

Thanlwin Dam Projects Force People to Flee Their Homes

People have been fleeing their homes because of fighting related to the Thanlwin...

Arakan Homeless People Protest for Housing

Arakan Homeless People Protest for Housing

Homeless people protested and demanded housing in Thandwe Township, Arakan State...

Army Officer Shoots District Administrator over Girl

Army Officer Shoots District Administrator over Girl

A front line officer shot a district administrator in Linkhe Township, Southern ...

Nyisar Mon School Opens New Buildings

Nyisar Mon School Opens New Buildings

Opening ceremonies were held on 15th January at the Nyisar Mon National School f...

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...