Myanmar army used fake photos in rohingyas book

Myanmar army used fake photos in rohingyas book

Reuters news agency found three photos taken from context for use in Myanmar's new military book

Reuters finds photo provenance falseReproduction / ReutersThe grainy black-and-white photo, printed in a new Myanmar Army book on the Rohingyas crisis, shows a man standing in front of two bodies brandishing a farmer's tool."Bengalese brutally killed local ethnicities," the caption says.The photo appears in a section of the book covering ethnic rebellions in Myanmar in the 1940s. The text says the image shows Buddhists murdered by Rohingyas - members of a Muslim minority referred to as "Bangladeshi" to imply that they are immigrants. illegal.But an examination of the photo taken by Reuters reveals that it was actually taken during the Bangladeshi War of Independence in 1971, when hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshi people were killed by Pakistani troops.It is one of three images from the book, published in July by the Army's Department of Public Relations and Psychological Warfare, which were mistakenly identified as archival images of Rakhine, the western state of the co...


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