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 over the Tatmadaw in the international arena. Under this context;    

  • “Mizzima - News in Burmese”, an unofficial media source, circulated rumors on social media platforms alleging that six residents, including a woman, in Latha village in Myeik Township and Yanfo village in Tanintharyi Township were beaten and have been arrested by security forces. It is just an allegation. In reality, security forces exchanged fire with PDF terrorists but the terrorists had fled in disorder. In this case, the security forces have not detained any local people.
  • “Shwe Phee Myay News Agency”, an unofficial media source, has posted misinformation on social media platforms stating that security personnel have looted civilians’ property in Hti Vuer village of Hsi Hseng and torched it. It is just fabrication. In truth, PDF terrorists taking position from the village exchanged fire with security personnel. Then, the terrorists have fled in disarray and security forces are just undertaking necessary security tasks.
  • “Mizzima - News in Burmese”, an unofficial media source, spread fake news on social media platforms depicting that security personnel who disguised themselves as PDFs have arrested 22 local residents in Ywa Thit village of Palae. It is just groundless rumors. In reality, the media are creating misleading information over security forces `to be misunderstood by locals.
  • “DVB TV News”, an unofficial media source, circulated rumors on social media platforms alleging that security personnel set fire to the houses in Kon Char village of Salin Township in Magway Region. It is just accusation. In fact, security forces conducted security tasks in the area as they had received the tip-off about PDF terrorists’ forced arrest of travellers and demand of money from travellers. Following the retreat of PDF terrorists, security personnel have confiscated foods and other things which had been robbed by PDF terrorists. However, no fire broke out in the villages in the vicinity of the road.
  • “RFA Burmese”, an unofficial media source, created misinformation on social media platforms depicting that security personnel have detained more than 10 local villagers of Tamar Gon vilalge in Madaya Township. It is just a groundless rumor. In reality, security forces have undertaken security tasks around the village but they have not detained any locals.

Since the enforcement of People’s Military Service Law, subversive media and those who do not wish to see peaceful situation are poisoning the entire populace with groundless information on social media platforms to feel frightened and hatred for security personnel and law enforcement organizations, reports say.

Source: MWD (29-5-2024)

  • The news stating that six residents, including a woman, in Latha village in Myeik Township and Yanfo village in Tanintharyi Township were beaten and have been arrested by security forces. It is just an allegation. In reality, the security forces have not detained any local people.
  • The news stating that security personnel have looted civilians’ property in Hti Vuer village of Hsi Hseng and torched the village is just fabrication.
  • The news stating that security personnel who disguised themselves as PDFs have arrested 22 local residents in Ywa Thit village of Palae is just groundless rumors. In reality, the media are creating misleading information over security forces `to be misunderstood by locals.
  • The news stating that security personnel set fire to the houses in Kon Char village of Salin Township in Magway Region. It is just accusation.
  • The news stating that security personnel have detained more than 10 local villagers of Tamar Gon village in Madaya Township is just a groundless rumor. In reality, security forces have undertaken security tasks around the village.
engdate: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 20:45
month: 
May, 2024