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Myanmar blames BBC for broadcasting false coup report
www.chinaview.cn 2005-08-28 17:03:18

    YANGON, Aug. 28 (Xinhuanet) -- A Myanmar government spokesman Sunday blamed the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for broadcasting a false coup report on the country, charging the station with having links with the attack plan of "internal and external destructive elements".

    The BBC released a report on Aug. 23 saying a change had taken place in Myanmar's top leadership.

    "That BBC news report can be found as linking with tripartite aboveground, underground and expatriate attack plan of internal and external terrorist destructive elements in collusion," said Brigadier-General Kyaw Hsan, Minister of Information.

    Citing the 1988 incident, Kyaw Hsan recalled BBC and other foreign media fueled unrest for spreading anarchy cross the country by broadcasting instigative, slanderous and fabricated news then, charging that BBC's recent broadcasts were made timely with terrorist destructive elements' plan for creating unrest.

    Kyaw Hsan also charged the interviews with some politicians by other radio stations such as Radio Free Asia and Voice of America with worsening the issue.

    Kyaw Hsan urged all media men of Myanmar to launch counter offensive against media offensive of internal and external terrorist destructive elements, calling on people on their part tobe aware of the traps of fabricated and instigative false news made by these elements in collusion with broadcasting stations andmedia.

    He blamed the BBC for the responsibility for broadcasting the fabricated news purposely. Enditem 

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