U Ko Lay, Retd. Vice Chancellor of the University of Mandalay and who initiated and opened the University was U Tin Tut's cousin.
U Ko Lay goes by the pen name "Zeya Maung" and writes and translated many books from Myanmar to English and English to Myanmar.
Lt. General Khin Nyunt agreed to let U Ko Lay translate U Tin Tut's Memoirs to Myanmar and publish. Half way through the translation, U Ko Lay passed away in 1993 and no one can tell where the Myanmar manuscripts are.
U Tin Tut served as political advisor at the American Embassy in Rangoon from 1948-1974. This book discusses the establishment of American Embassy in Rangoon, how the first American Ambassador arrived to Rangoon by sea-plane, and the important, but undisclosed, role played by the US Government in saving "Rangoon Government" by helping them sell Burmese Rice to American Occupation Army in Japan so that Burma Army could buy weapons to defend Rangoon. U Tin Tut also served as Interpreter for Vice President Richard Nixon when he visited Burma in the 1950s.
- A Reader's view on the Memoirs. March 2015