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Updated as of 2/25/2021

To:                   All Friends of MASTAA

Subject:          Fundraiser launched for humanitarian needs  in Myanmar

Date:              22 February 2021

Dear All Friends & Members,

As you all know, due to countrywide strike for democracy and freedom, people are not getting their salaries; banks and businesses are closed. Nobody knows when this crisis will end. During this unrest time, our friends and families in Myanmar are in dire need of food and shelter.

To help the humanitarian needs, MASTAA initially set up the seed money of $2,600 among the board of directors on 20 February 2021. We set the target to raise the fund of $10,000 to support Myanmar families.

Please help our Myanmar-American families in this extremely difficult time. Let’s together show our support to the surviving families during this campaign. Please visit https://mastaa.org/donate-us  and make a donation of onetime contribution or monthly.

We really appreciate your support and thanks for helping Myanmar get back to its democratic government and human rights.

Chairman
MASTAA

Note:

MASTAA is legally registered as Non-Profit Organization 501 (c)3 in New York, your donations are tax deductible.  We will send your receipt with Tax exemption ID by email or postal mail.

Updated as of 2/10/2021

Condemnation of the Myanmar Military Coup
and
Demanding to Return Power back to Duly Elected Government led by President U Win Myint Immediately
Dated 6th February 2021

1.           Without the consent of the democratically elected President, U Win Myint, and breaking the Constitution of 2008, the 3 pillars of Government of Myanmar have been unconstitutionally overtaken by Military Coup on 1st February 2021. We strongly condemn the arbitrary detention of the President, U Win Myint, the National State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, elected members of parliament, elected government officials, activists, members of various political parties including National League for Democracy (NLD) and journalists.

2.           We demand an unconditional release of all those detained by the Military, and immediately return the power back to the government led by the President U Win Myint, officially elected by the People of Myanmar.

3.           The Myanmar American Science and Technology Alumni Association is committed to a peaceful and fair settlement in accordance with the real aspirations of the people and to stand with the people.

Myanmar American Science and Technology Alumni Association

စစ်တပ်အာဏာသိမ်းမှု ကို ပြင်းထန်စွာ ရှုတ်ချခြင်းနှင့်
အာဏာကို ပြည်သူများတရားမျှတစွာရွေးကောက်တင်မြောက် ထားသော သမ္မတကြီး ဦးဝင်းမြင့် ခေါင်းဆောင်သော အစိုးရအား အမြန်ဆုံးလွှဲအပ်ရန် တောင်းဆိုချက်
နေ့စွဲ – ၂၀၂၁ ခုနှစ် ဖေဖော်ဝါရီလ (၆) ရက်။

၁။         ၂၀၂၁ ခုနှစ် ဖေဖော်ဝါရီလ (၁) ရက်နေ့ တွင် နိုင်ငံတော် အချုပ်အခြာအာဏာ (၃) ရပ်ကို ပြည်သူ လူထု ဒီမိုကရေစီနည်းလမ်း နှင့် အညီ ရွေးချယ်တင်မြောက်ထားသော နိုင်ငံတော်သမ္မတကြီး ဦးဝင်းမြင့် ၏ သဘောဆန္ဒမပါဘဲ၊ ၂၀၀၈ ဖွဲ့စည်းပုံဥပဒေ နှင့် မညီဘဲ၊ တပ်မတော်က စစ်အာဏာသိမ်း ခဲ့ပါသည်။  သမ္မတကြီးဦးဝင်းမြင့်၊ နိုင်ငံတော် အတိုင်ပင်ခံ ပုဂ္ဂိုလ် ဒေါ်အောင်ဆန်းစုကြည်၊ ပြည်သူများ ရွေးချယ် တင်မြောက်ထားသော လွှတ်တော်ကိုယ်စားလည်များ၊ ပြည်သူ့ အစိုးရအရာထမ်းအမှုထမ်းများ၊ တက်ကြွ လှုပ်ရှားသူများ၊ အမျိုးသားဒီမိုကရေစီအဖွဲ့ချုပ် (NLD) အပါအ၀င် နိုင်ငံရေးပါတီများမှ အဖွဲ့ဝင်များ၊ နှင့် အချို့သတင်း မီဒီယာတို့အား မတရားဖမ်းဆီးထိန်းသိမ်းထားခြင်း တို့ကို ပြင်းထန်စွာ ရှုတ်ချ အပ်ပါသည်။

၂။         တပ်မတော်မှ ဖမ်းဆီးထိန်းသိမ်းထားသော ပုဂ္ဂိုလ်များ အားလုံးကို ခြွင်းချက်မရှိ ပြန်လွှတ် ပေးရန်၊ နှင့် မြန်မာပြည်သူလူထုက ဥပဒေနှင့်အညီ ရွေးချယ်တင်မြောက်ထားသော သမ္မတကြီး ဦးဝင်းမြင့် ဦးဆောင်သည့် အစိုးရအား အာဏာကို ချက်ချင်း ပြန်လည်လွှဲပြောင်းပေးရန် တောင်းဆို အပ်ပါသည်။

၃။         မြန်မာ အမေရိကန် သိပ္ပံနှင့်အတတ်ပညာ ကျောင်းသား ကျောင်းသူဟောင်း များ အသင်း အနေ ဖြင့် အများပြည်သူတို့၏ ဆန္ဒအစစ်အမှန်နှင့်အညီ ငြိမ်းချမ်းမျှတစွာဖြေရှင်း ဆောင်ရွက်ပေးရန်နှင့် ပြည်သူ များ  နှင့် အတူ တသားတည်း ရပ်တည်သွားမည် ဖြစ်ပါကြောင်း ကြေညာ အပ် ပါသည်။
မြန်မာ အမေရိကန် သိပ္ပံနှင့်အတတ်ပညာ ကျောင်းသားကျောင်းသူဟောင်း များ အသင်း

Posted as of 1/14/2021

Myanmar American Science & Technology Alumni Association (MASTAA) is based in Queens Borough of New York State.

It has been registered on January 15, 2019 as Not-for-profit organization.  First annual meeting was held on 7/6/2019 in New Jersey.   Only on that day, elected 12 members became Board of Directors (BOD) of MASTAA.  Although it is in its infant stage with a very little funds available, we are proud to announce that we have supported three major humanitarian assistance – two in Myanmar (Burma) and another one in New York, USA.

Rest In Peace

Dr. Kendrick Kyaw Than Aung Ph.D. (Aged-59)

Our combination of sadness and annoying to announce at the loss of one of our MASTAA ‘s Board of Directors (BOD) on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

Professor Dr. Kendrick Aung passed away at his residence address of
3417 Ocean Ridge Cir,
Seabrook, TX 77586, Texas USA.

He graduated in 1983 at RIT with Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Degree, standing class top and worked as lecturer at RIT Mechanical Dept., before immigration aboard.
Currently his post is

Interim Department Chair, Dept. of Mech. Engineering
Professor of
Lamar University,
Beaumont, Texas 77710 USA

Education:
Ph.D. (Aerospace) University of Michigan
M. Eng. (Energy Technology), Asian Institute of Technology
B. Eng. (M83), Rangoon Institute of Technology

Awards & Honors
Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Lamar University, 2015
Presidential Fellowship in Teaching Innovation, Lamar University, 2015
Presidential Fellowship in Teaching Innovation, Lamar University, 2014
Presidential Fellowship in Research, Lamar University, 2014
Tim Kendall Memorial Prize, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, 1991
Pi Tau Sigma, Honors Society of Mechanical Engineers

He had been with MASTAA, USA since June 2019. Kendrick was more than just a valued member of our team.

He was the heart and soul of our team in promoting Myanmar students who want to study abroad. His information is vital in our organization’s Students Info page. His contribution to MASTAA can be seen on Students Info page at https://MASTAA.ORG
website.

He had left his beloved wife Ms. Khin Khin Hla and two adult sons. The funeral service to be announced later date.

Our condolences for this tragic loss and wish Dr. Kendrick Aung rest in peace.

Best regards
Ivan Lee
CEO
And members of MASTAA

Posted as of 11/5/2020

Recently Myanmar has been hit by Covid-19 Second Wave harder than before.  As of today, Myanmar has been dealing with 57,935 CCOVID-19 infected patients and reached the total death to 1,352.  Myanmar is in need for more assistance than before, hence MASTAA and its members launched a donation drive and donated $5,000 to the National Level Central Committee for Prevention, Containment and Treatment of Covid-19 of the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on November 4, 2020 through the office of the Permanent Mission of the Union of Myanmar to the United Nations in New York.

New York has been hit by Covid-19 the hardest with its death toll being the highest not only in the United States but also the world.  MASTAA supports the fundraising lead by National Humanitarian Fundraising for Myanmar (NHFMM), a coalition of New York City based Myanmar-Americans groups to provide free consultations on various issues including limited medical and legal questions; financial assistance to the community members whose families are directly affected by Covid-19. Their support will prioritize for those who lost a family member due to Covid-19.

On 5/16/2020, MASTAA donated US$2,000 to NHFMM.

During our initial setup phase of MASTAA, Myanmar (Burma) was hit by severe Monsoon rainfall started on June 25, 2019.  As of August 2019, it was reported that widespread flooding and landslides in 12 out of 14 states and regions, and one union territory.  Due to massive flooding and landslide, approximately a total of 0.2 million people were affected while 201,133 people from 43,759 households were evacuated to 400 evacuation sites in affected area.  As of August 16, 2019, the total death tolls were 82 and 49 were injured.  Board of Directors of MASTAA called for an emergency meeting and decided to make assistance to ongoing needs of recovery phase.  On 10/2/2019, MASTAA has donated US$1,000 to support Myanmar Flood Relief through Daw Khin Kyi Foundation that was chaired by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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