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.
Today, we will verify the news circulated on social media saying, “Revolutionary groups shot and killed soldiers who raised white flags to surrender in battle.
This fake news was spread by the pro-junta Telegram accounts of Hmine Wai and Kyaw Swar on December 4.
The Than Lwin Times investigated the post and photos and discovered them to be false.
The Three Brotherhood Alliance, which is composed of three ethnic armed groups: Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), Arakan Army(AA), and Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), and the Karen National Union (KNU) have promised to comply with the treatment of the prisoners of war by guaranteeing the security of the soldiers who surrendered with the white flag, maintaining human dignity and the dignity of soldiers, allowing them to meet with family and relatives, and providing free medical treatment.
The Three Brotherhood Alliance said on November 14 that 127 soldiers from Laukkai-based Light Infantry Battalion 129 led by Major Kyaw Ye Aung surrendered on November 12 and were given 10 lakhs each soldier and 1 lakh kyats each family member to help them get to their destination safely.
Similarly, the KNU said on December 6 that 19 soldiers from Infantry Battalion 84 surrendered and 42 of their family members were taken care of in accordance with the treatment of prisoners of war during the occupation of the military bases in Mone town of KNU’s Nyaunlaybin District by the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and People Defense Forces (PDFs).
The Kokang’s report
According to the reliable sources mentioned above, the report, “Revolutionary groups shot and killed soldiers who raise white flags to surrender in battle” is just false information spread by junta supporters.
Than Lwin Times