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MYANMAR STATE MEDIA MISLABELS AIR BAGAN CRASH PHOTO AS KIA MINE BLAST

State-run newspapers have misled millions of readers by cropping a photo of a motorcycle smashed during the December 25 Air Bagan crash and printing it beside a story about a mine blast in Kachin State.

The photo was published in the January 28 edition of the New Light of Myanmar in both English and Myanmar languages, with the caption: "An innocent people dies in mine blast by KIA (Kachin) group near Zanan village on Myitkyina-Putao Road."

The single-paragraph story beside the photograph was headlined, "KIA mine blast kills one," and reported that three motorcyclists had triggered a mine while riding from Myitkyina to Putao about 10:30am on January 27.

The photo had been heavily cropped to remove the crowd of onlookers around the motorbike. The original photo was taken by the Myanmar Police Force shortly after the December 25 crash near Heho Airport. The motorbike pictured was ridden by U Pyar, who died after being hit by the aircraft.

The revelation is likely to fuel accusations that state media has been used to disseminate government propaganda about the conflict. State newspapers have regularly featured stories about KIA attacks on civilians and the Tatmadaw, but refrained from covering the impact of Tatmadaw offensives.

The photo was published the same day as the Ministry of Defence issued a press release accusing "some internal and external organisations, embassies and media" of issuing "fabricated news as to armed conflicts in Kachin State".

"Although the official media stated the atrocities of KIA … those organisations turned a blind eye to the actual events and issued fabricated news. Such biased news could cause misunderstanding in the public and international community," the press statement said.

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3 comments:

nu l said...

Ha ha ha ha..May be its very difficult to find any misconduct done by KIA.I m not surprised because they and their mentor all are brainless liars.Sadly they made millions people not only from Myanmar but also from international to be blinded to see the truth especially American

ban moon said...

ေျဗာင္လိမိရဲတဲ႔လုပ္ရပ္ကေတာ့ခ်ီးက်ဴးစရာေကာင္းလွတယိ။မသိနားမလည္တဲ႔ျပည္သူေတြကိုmediaေတြကေနလိမ္ေနတာ။သူမ်ားေတြကိုပုတ္ခတ္ေရးသားေနမဲ႔အစားKIOေတြဘာကိုအလိုရွိေနသလဲ။စစ္မွန္တဲ႕ျပည္ေထာင္စုကိုလိုခ်ငိရင္တိုငိးရင္းသားေတြရဲ႔ရင္ထဲကအသံေတြကိုေသခ်ာနားေထာင္ၾကည့္ပါ။KIOေတြလိုခ်င္တာခြဲထြက္ေရးမဟုတ္ဘူး ကိုယ္ပိုင္အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ခြင့္ရဖို႔အတြက္တိုက္ပြဲဝင္ေနတယ္လို႔ျမင္ပါတယ္။

ban moon said...

ေျဗာင္လိမိရဲတဲ႔လုပ္ရပ္ကေတာ့ခ်ီးက်ဴးစရာေကာင္းလွတယိ။မသိနားမလည္တဲ႔ျပည္သူေတြကိုmediaေတြကေနလိမ္ေနတာ။သူမ်ားေတြကိုပုတ္ခတ္ေရးသားေနမဲ႔အစားKIOေတြဘာကိုအလိုရွိေနသလဲ။စစ္မွန္တဲ႕ျပည္ေထာင္စုကိုလိုခ်ငိရင္တိုငိးရင္းသားေတြရဲ႔ရင္ထဲကအသံေတြကိုေသခ်ာနားေထာင္ၾကည့္ပါ။KIOေတြလိုခ်င္တာခြဲထြက္ေရးမဟုတ္ဘူး ကိုယ္ပိုင္အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ခြင့္ရဖို႔အတြက္တိုက္ပြဲဝင္ေနတယ္လို႔ျမင္ပါတယ္။

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