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College, and at Balliol College, Oxford, where, after taking a first in Classical Moderations, he was awarded a second class in
Burman to officiate in that position. On several occasions his services have been recognised by the Government ; at the Dia-
Literae Humaniores. He also received honourable mention in the Boden Sanskrit Scholarship examination.
MR. W. A. MORAN, who is Executive Engineer of the Bassein and Henzada divisions, entered the Government service in 1884 after he had completed a course of civil engineering at Roorkee College, Northern India. The son of the late Mr. John Moran, general merchant, he was born at Naini Tai, India, in 1863, and received his education at Lamartine College, Lucknow.
MAUNG THA ZAN, barrister-at-law and Extra Judicial Commissioner at Bassein, is one of the comparatively few Burmese who have been presented at the Court of St. James. He was called to the Bar at Lincolnas Inn in 1898, and practised for some time in Rangoon as an advocate before he entered the Government service in 1903 as Extra Assistant Commissioner. He is married to Ma Ma, a daughter of the late U Me, who was Extra Assistant Commissioner, and has two sons and two daughters. He is a son of U Re Gyaw Thu, K.S.M., K.I.H., the richest Burman in Burma, and is one of the brothers of the late Mr. Chan Toon, barrister-at-law.
MAUNG AUNG ZAN, K.S.M., M.R.A.S.,
who is District Judge of the Myaungmya, Ma-Ubin, and Pyapon districts, is the first
mond Jubilee of the Queen-Empress Victoria in 1897 he was decorated with the Order of the K.S.M., and he was an official guest at the Delhi Durbar. Soon after he entered Government service in 1878, he was placed in the Deputy Commissioneras office at Maubin. During the absence of the Deputy Commissioner he had to try the Pyindaye gang of dacoits, and for this purpose was invested with special powers. He afterwards rendered the Port of Bassein conspicuous service in legal work connected with the fishing and revenue regulations. Soon after he was appointed a first grade sub-divisional officer of the Maubin district he was sent to Upper Burma. At that time the dacoit bands were causing serious trouble, and he played a prominent part in their suppression, a service specially mentioned in the farewell note of Sir Charles Crosthwaite, K.C.S.I. He was afterwards placed in charge of an important sub-division. Maung Aung Zan is married to Ma Shin, daughter of the late U Ya Po, head broker to Messrs. Bulloch Bros. e Co., at Bassein, and has one son, who is at the University, and three daughters.
MAUNG BA ON, who is Superintendent of the Land Records in charge of the Myaungmya district, is one of a family of Government
BASSEIN PUBLIC GARDENS.
MAUNG THA ZAN AND HIS WIFE.