Action to be taken against Media on Fake Information to Misunderstand Incident of Attack on Kim Mon Chaung Bus Terminal to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

Brutal attacks for no reason of KNLA Brigade 1 and so-called PDF terrorists under NUG and CRPH left three pilgrims dead and 19 wounded at Kim Mon Chaung bus terminal from Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Kyaikto Township of Mon State on 12 October. Some media are stating fabricated information which may misunderstand the death and injuries triggered by attacks of terrorists based on uncertain facts and words.

When witnesses, CCTV cameras, the route of terrorists and sites where civilians were dead and injured were scrutinized for knowing the reality of the incidents, the detailed scrutiny was found as follows:

  • Some 15 terrorists from KNLA Brigade 1 and PDFs under NUG and CRPH arrived at the scene by grey-coloured Vigo car passing the Kadat Creek Bridge from Saungnainggyi Village and took a position at shops to the west and southwest of the Kim Mon Chaung bus terminal.
  • According to the records of the CCTV cameras, it was seen that the terrorists took position in the shops and opened fire of small arms in series at pilgrims getting on the pilgrimage vehicle at the terminal. So, three women fell dead due to gun fires and 18 other pilgrims were injured.
  • At a time when pilgrims were dead and injured, security forces responded to the terrorists with counter-attacks so as to protect the life of people. Terrorists launched 40 mm launchers and small arms attacks, leaving one security member injured.
  • After firing, terrorists retreated from the scene by car. On their way, they fired Aung Htoo San bus terminal with small arms from the vehicle.
  • CCTV cameras around the scene caught the images of brutal acts of heinous atheistic terrorists who opened fire at the bus terminal with the intention to disturb the happiness and pleasure of the citizens on the auspicious occasion of Thadingyut.

Although the government released official information based on the voices on social media of Myanmar citizens opposing terrorism, including Buddhists and exact evidence of ground situations, the pessimistic Irrawaddy and BBC news agencies turned a blind eye to the correct information mentioned security forces opened fire at pilgrims. Such an act broke the media ethics shamefully and action will be taken against these new agencies under the communications law, news media law and under the existing laws for the accusation of security forces.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar Newspaper (15-10-2022)             

  • Turning a blind eye to the correct information, the pessimistic Irrawaddy and BBC news agencies mentioned security forces opened fire at pilgrims. Such an act broke the media ethics shamefully and action will be taken against these new agencies under the communications law, news media law and under the existing laws for the accusation of security forces.
engdate: 
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 10:00
month: 
October, 2022