- Naing Win Swe
Naing Win Swe (1940-1995) a prominent Burmese writer and poet.
He wrote some famous Burmese novels as revolutionist and patriot. After the failed 8888 Uprising he left Burma. He was killed in a jungle on the Thai Border in 1995 by the Burmese Army.
The legend is that, as he lay dead on the battleground his comrades picked wild flowers and covered his remains with the flowers before they retreated as they didn’t have enough time to bury him.
Naing Win Swe's most famous book was "Ma Thein Shin Si Pote Pay Bar (1971)" a fictionalized semi-autobiographical novel. The story is a tragic love story of a smuggler-girl and a train-ticket-inspector on the Taung Dwin Gyee - Kyauk Pa Daung shuttle-train in middle Burma in late 1960's at the height of military-Socialist repression during General Ne Win's long rein.
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