A listener from Shwetaung, Pegu Division requested a brief biography of former Burmese Service Chief Daw Myint Myint Zaw and VOA Burmese Service Staffers.
Daw Myint Myint Zaw retired in 1996 and our present service chief is U Khin Maung Htay. Our staffers brief biographies will be aired in due course.
A listener from Pyinmanar wonders whether or not the VOA editorials are the views of the Burmese Service?
These editorials are reflecting the views of the U.S. government; the Burmese Service simply translates the editorials into Burmese.
A letter from Ye Nan Chaung and one letter from Ywathitkyee, Sagaing both asked the same question: How many children does U Ne Win have and what was the cause of his death?
With reference to the New Light of Myanmar Obit 12-06-02, U Ne Win died at the age of 93 and left behind nine children.
A letter from Monywa asked which one is a necessity for happiness of one's family: money, loving kindness or passion?
All of them are necessary for happiness in one's family, but the family menbers should share the responsibilities in harmony.
A letter from Pakokku asked, "Is VOA broadcast live or pre-recorded on tape?"
Our daily programs, such as news, are broadcast live, but most weekly programs are pre-recorded.