Myanmar Newsrooms operating beyond the realm of sanity

  Myanmar Newsrooms operating beyond the realm of sanity

Modified and edited the original letter in Malaysiakini written by A Concerned Citizen.

I have edited and adapted to the Myanmar context from the original article. I hope that  A Concerned Citizen and Malaysiakini could understand and forgive us for this. They should even be proud that they could contribute a very good article for the fellow Myanmar/Burmese citizens.

It is perhaps unfortunate that the people our SPDC Junta employed to manage and control the information that was disseminated out of his administration were so good at what they did. So good were they that he started to believe that his country was in good hands, and he continued to administer the nation with the somnambulistic confidence that he had become accustomed to.

That the hands in charge were his own was secondary to the primary fact that he was told every day, with painfully blatant headlines, that he was doing a fantastic job as the commander-in-chief.

Surely the first rule of spin-doctoring must be for one no to be misled by one’s own spin?

What is more disconcerting is that the clowns in the administration’s PR circus have continued to entertain despite the fact that the audience left to vote in elections that produced record losses for the ruling military afflicted parties.

The results however have done nothing to stop these clowns from continuing to perform their lame tricks, with the Tatmadaw seemingly the only excited spectator.

Since 1990, various government controlled newspapers have shamelessly claimed that Tatmadaw remains the right party to lead the country. They insisted that the record defeat at the polls means nothing as the aim of the election was to draw a new constitution. But curiously, the Myanmar military started to arrest the new MPs or members of Parliament or candidates who won the election.

And when there were voices of dissent, the reports were spinned to such an extent that the dissenters became supporters. Really now, the discussions that took place in the editorial rooms that lead to this interpretation must be beyond the realms of anybody’s sanity.

Its time the lies stopped. The spinning has failed desperately. Nobody is buying the lies and neither are they buying the newspapers. Even Hitler’s Information Minister Gobbles had to kill his own children when the spin petered out.

So, New Light of Myanmar (Myanmar Alin), the Daily Mirror(Kyae Hmon), Bo Tathaung and all the Myanmar newspapers, please stop entertaining us with the low quality propaganda and start reporting with your heads.