We were very saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Saya U Aung Pwe Maung, the leader of the Aphyu Yaung Lethwei club. His considerable knowledge and wealth of experience was a major asset to our project. A wonderful coach, referee, father and former Lethwei competitor. It was always a joy seeing him and being around his fighters.

Saya U Ko Aung passed away in Yangon at the age of 53 on September 2, 2019.

He will be remembered for his warm and gracious spirit.

Our earlier piece on Saya U Ko Aung and his camp will now serve as our memorial to him: