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2015 Elections to Be Held in Late October

2015 Elections to Be Held in Late October

Burma’s 2015 general elections will be held in the last week of October or the f...

Shan Human Rights Foundation: Burma Army Commit Human Rights Abuses in Ke See Township

Shan Human Rights Foundation: Burma Army Commit Human Rights Abuses in Ke See Township

The Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) released a media statement on 22nd October...

Myanmar Seeks to Double Bean Exports to Europe

Myanmar Seeks to Double Bean Exports to Europe

Local bean companies aim to double the export volume of beans to quality-sensiti...

European Luxury Car Makers Struggle against Japanese

European Luxury Car Makers Struggle against Japanese

Luxury European and South Korean car makers continue to struggle against Japanes...

Government Troops Committed Human Rights Abuses during Shan Offensive

Government Troops Committed Human Rights Abuses during Shan Offensive

A Shan rights group alleges that government soldiers committed human rights abus...

European Countries Challenge Myanmar on Rohingya Issue

European Countries Challenge Myanmar on Rohingya Issue

Some European countries have challenged the Myanmar authorities to prove the cla...

Thai Rights Group Report May Help in Trial of Koh Tao Murders Suspects

Thai Rights Group Report May Help in Trial of Koh Tao Murders Suspects

The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand has submitted a report to the T...

Election Commission Extends Canvassing Period to Two Months

Election Commission Extends Canvassing Period to Two Months

Union Election Commission Chairman U Tin Aye said the canvassing period will be ...

Minister to Bring Jailed Journal Journalists' Case to President

Minister to Bring Jailed Journal Journalists' Case to President

Myanmar’s Minister of Information U Ye Htut told media at the Myanmar Journalist...

Plan to Amend Land Use Policy Every Five Years to Be Added to Bill

Plan to Amend Land Use Policy Every Five Years to Be Added to Bill

A provision allowing a change to the land use policy every five years has been p...

Parents of Myanmar Murder Suspects Arrive in Bangkok

Parents of Myanmar Murder Suspects Arrive in Bangkok

The parents of the two Myanmar suspects charged with killing two British tourist...

Three out of 10 Myanmar Toddlers Have No Birth Certificate: UNICEF

Three out of 10 Myanmar Toddlers Have No Birth Certificate: UNICEF

UNICEF has launched “Birth Registration Week” in Myanmar from 20th -24th October...

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...