TANINTHARYI DIVISION – The Bakmalike Guerrilla Force in Tanintharyi Township announced that the junta soldiers of infantry battalion 561 (IB-561) have been posting propaganda leaflets in the town.
The battalion is based in Nyaung Ping Kwin Village and the propaganda leaflets have been distributed and posted in the villages situated on the eastern and western riverbanks at around 7 a.m. on May 28.
The junta troops from IB-561 posted propaganda leaflets in public places and handed them out to passers-by. The People’s Defence Forces members waited to attack but there was no exchange of fire as the junta troops ran back (returned) to their battalion soon after their assignments.
In the propaganda leaflets, they printed the photos of fallen PDF members in mid and upper Myanmar and mentioned that the PDFs lost their lives due to NUG and KIA’s lobbying.
The military council has been using this method of distributing propaganda leaflets since the end of 2021 when the coup d’état took place. When the internet and phone lines were cut off in many places, the junta council distributed propaganda leaflets from helicopters in Sagaing Division.
The junta’s propaganda leaflets in the earlier days mainly mentioned NLD vote fraud and accused State Counsellor Aung San Su Kyi of corruption.
It was also mentioned in the statement made by Bakmalike Guerrilla Force that the junta soldiers who stand with the people and defect with their weapons would be recognized as the heroes of the people and will also be awarded (with money).