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
Resting place Martyrs' Mausoleum, Myanmar
Political party AFPFL
Spouse(s) Hla May (လှမေ)
Children Mya Mya
Alma mater University of Rangoon
Profession journalist, publisher

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)