Unofficial and subversive media outlets have been creating and spreading rumours and fabricated news all round to create instability and unrest across the country, sow discord between the Tatmadaw and the people, and using various ways to misunderstand the Tatmadaw in the international arena.
- “Delta News Agency”, an unofficial media outlet, posted the false information on social media platforms that security forces arrested more than 10 local people in Kyauktan Village of Myoung Township and demanded a ransom of 10,000 kyats from each of them is just an allegation. In reality, security forces carried out regular security measures in the village to prevent terrorists from doing terror acts in the village, resulting in seizure of some explosive-related materials. During the incident, security personnel did not arrest any local residents.
Unofficial and subversive media are wilfully spreading such disinformation and fake news on social media platforms in order to give a misleading impression between the local people and the Tatmadaw, and create disruption to counter-terrorism operations being conducted by the Tatmadaw together with the people, and disturb the State’s peace and stability, it is reported.
Source: Myawady Daily Newspaper (25-12-2023)
- The news stating that security forces arrested more than 10 local people in Kyauktan Village of Myoung Township and demanded a ransom of 10,000 kyats from each of them is just an allegation.