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
Minister of Information
In office
September 1946 – 19 July 1947
Prime MinisterAung San
Preceded byNew Office
President of Trade Union Congress (Burma)
In office
November 1945 – July 1947
Preceded byNew Office
Personal details
Born(1893-04-24)24 April 1893
Myaungmya, British Burma
Died19 July 1947(1947-07-19) (aged 54)
Yangon, British Burma
Resting placeMartyrs' Mausoleum, Myanmar
Political partyAFPFL
SpouseHla May (လှမေ)
ChildrenMya Mya
Alma materUniversity of Rangoon
Professionjournalist, publisher

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. ^ Win, Kyaw Zaw (July 2008). "A history of the Burma Socialist Party (1930-1964)". University of Wollongong. Retrieved 19 September 2020.