Mingalabar! Welcome to Than Lwin Times’ Real vs. Fake News program.
This program checks for fake news and misinformation about revolutionary incidents on social
media after the military seized power in February, 2001.
Today, we will verify the news circulated on social media saying, “The military council’s camp at the bottom of Shwe Kyin Mountain was not occupied, and the People’s Defense Forces suffered heavy losses.”
This fake news has been spread by the pro-junta Telegram, Facebook, and TikTok accounts of Hmine Wai, Kyaw Swar, and Han Nyein Oo since November 20.
The Than Lwin Times investigated the post and photos and discovered them to be false.
According to independent media and the BPLA’s reports, an alliance consisting of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and the Burmese People’s Liberation Army (BPLA) seized a mountain base camp of Light Infantry Battalion 351 under Southern Command near Kyar Chaung village in Shwe Kyin Township, Bago Region, on the morning of November 17.
The allied forces of the KNLA and BPLA attacked the junta camp near Kyar Chaung village, about 15 miles south of Shwe Kyin town, and a 20-minute exchange of fire took place with all soldiers fleeing the camp.
According to the reliable sources mentioned above, the report, “The military council’s camp at the bottom of Shwe Kyin Mountain was not occupied, and the People’s Defense Forces suffered heavy losses,” is just false information spread by junta supporters.
Than Lwin Times