Ba Cho

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Ba Cho
Minister of Information
In office
September 1946 – 19 July 1947
Prime Minister Aung San
Preceded by New Office
President of Trade Union Congress (Burma)
In office
November 1945 – July 1947
Preceded by New Office
Personal details
Born (1893-04-24)24 April 1893
Myaungmya, British Burma
Died 19 July 1947(1947-07-19) (aged 54)
Yangon, British Burma
Political party AFPFL
Spouse(s) Hla May (လှမေ)
Children Mya Mya
Alma mater University of Rangoon
Profession journalist, publisher
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Ba Cho (Burmese: ဘချို, pronounced: [ba̰ tɕʰò]; 24 April 1893 – 19 July 1947) was a Burmese newspaper publisher and politician who served as the Minister of Information in Myanmar's pre-independence government. Ba Cho and six other cabinet ministers (including Prime Minister Aung San) were assassinated on 19 July 1947 in Yangon.[1] July 19 is commemorated each year as the Martyrs' Day in Myanmar.

Ba Cho was also president of Trade Union Congress of Burma.[2]


  1. ^ Tin Naing Toe (18 July 2010). "Brief Biographies of the Martyrs". Bi-Weekly Eleven (in Burmese) (Weekly Eleven Publishing Group). 
  2. ^ Kyaw Zaw Win A history of the Burma Socialist Party (1930-1964)