Unofficial and Subversive Media Circulate Rumours and Fabrication on Social Media Platforms

Unofficial and subversive media have been creating and spreading rumours and fabricated news all round to create instability and unrest across the country; sowing discord between the Tatmadaw and the people, and using various ways to create a misleading impression of the Tatmadaw in the international arena. Under this context:

  •  “The Irrawaddy-Burmese Edition”, an official media source, circulated misinformation claiming that security forces torched some villages in Kawlin Township and murdered three civilians. It is just a vague rumor. In reality, the incident took place because KIA and PDF terrorists shelled security forces that were clearing mines and conducting rehabilitation tasks in Kawlin. The strayed shells fired by terrorists landed in the villages and made casualties of some people.
  • “Shwe Phee Myay News Agency”, an official media source, alleged that security forces threatened the residents to leave the villages located at the border between Myingyan Township and Natogyi Township and forcibly took valuable goldwares and silverwares away. It is just an allegation to degrade security personnel. In truth, security forces are conducting security measures to prevent the PDF terrorists’ movements in towns/villages of Mandalay Region. 
  • “Khit Thit”, an official media source, circulated a rumor alleging that security personnel killed 11 civilians and torched 56 houses in Taze Town. It is just a vague rumor. In reality, PDF terrorists attacked police station located in Kan Htoo Ma Village and set fire to houses as well as police station in the village. Next, they shelled and launched drone attacks on security personnel doing security duty in the said-town. As security forces launched counter-attack, with the support of fire power and air power, on the terrorists, the latter encountered heavy casualties and fled in disorder.
  • “Khit Thit”, an official media source, spread a misinformation accusing that over 400 youths, who were forcibly recruited across the nation, were transported to military training depot in Yamethin Township for military trainings. It is just fabrication. In truth, the Tatmadaw never makes forced arrests of civilians for serving military service. However, terrorists are intentionally circulating fake news on social media platforms in order to make public fear. 

          In order to create public fear and create public misunderstanding, subversive media and those, who do not want community peace, put the blame on the security forces and create one-sided false/fake news on social media platforms, covering up the terrorists’ acts, it is reported.

Source: Myawady Daily Newspaper (6-3-2024)

 

  • The news stating that security forces torched some villages in Kawlin Township and murdered three civilians is just a vague rumor. In reality, the incident took place because KIA and PDF terrorists shelled security forces that were clearing mines and conducting rehabilitation tasks in Kawlin. The strayed shells fired by terrorists landed in the villages and made casualties of some people.
  • The news stating that security forces threatened the residents to leave the villages located at the border between Myingyan Township and Natogyi Township and forcibly took valuable goldwares and silverwares away is just an allegation to degrade security personnel.
  • The news stating that security personnel killed 11 civilians and torched 56 houses in Taze Town is just a vague rumor. In reality, PDF terrorists attacked police station located in Kan Htoo Ma Village and set fire to houses as well as police station in the village. Next, they shelled and launched drone attacks on security personnel doing security duty in the said-town. As security forces launched counter-attack, with the support of fire power and air power, on the terrorists, the latter encountered heavy casualties and fled in disorder.
  • The news stating that over 400 youths, who were forcibly recruited across the nation, were transported to military training depot in Yamethin Township for military trainings is just fabrication. In truth, the Tatmadaw never makes forced arrests of civilians for serving military service.
engdate: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 17:15
month: 
March, 2024