Following is the the statement released by MRTV- Myanmar Broadcaster’s Association on 22 November 2017.
Date: 22 November 2017
The MRTV – Myanmar Broadcaster’s Association has found that the Associated Press article that they say misrepresented State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s remarks made at the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on 20th November.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said in her speech that “Conflicts around the world are giving rise to new threats and emergencies; illegal migration, spread of terrorism and violent extremism, social disharmony and even the threat of nuclear war …”. But, the AP report misrepresented her comments and wrote that, “Illegal migration spreads terrorism and violent extremism, social disharmony …”.
The distorted AP news was described and perpetuated on international broadcasts, print and online media. This harmed Myanmar’s image and the performances of the country’s leaders who are constructively and systematically performing internal affairs, including events which took place in Rakhine State.
We strongly denounce the distorted report of the established Associated Press News Agency which deviated from the international media ethnics and fanned the country’s challenge because the report comes at a time when Myanmar is attacked with fake news .
MRTV and Myanmar Broadcaster’s Association