The news about the event of Reporter Ko Win Myint Kyaw of the Weekly Eleven News Journal broadcasted by the RFA and the Mizzima news have deviated from the actual event. This journalist did not breach any ethics or rules and regulations.
The report from these agencies was that Reporter Ko Win Myint Kyaw of the Weekly Eleven News Journal bribed to a security employee of the Yangon General Hospital to take the photos of 13-year old A/H1N1 infected girl after saying he was a reporter of RFA; that he was quarantined at the Yangon General Hospital as soon as the incident has just happened; that he entered into the room of the patient and then met with the responsible doctor; that the authorities have kept him.
Moreover the Mizziama news agency reported with fake quoting of a senior doctor that the young journalist did not use surgical mask; that he took the photos of A/H1N1 infected girl after bribing the security employee at the scene.
The real incident was that Ko Win Myint Kyaw and Ko Wai Yan Phyo Oo, the reporters of the Weekly Eleven News Journal, went to the Yangon General Hospital to cover the news in the morning of 28 June 2009. On the way, Ko Win Myint Kyaw was wearing the surgical mask. They first met with the deputy superintendent of the hospital. The latter suggested to interview with the medical superintendent of the hospital. Having known the A/H1N1 patient was being treated at the Tetanus Ward, they proceeded to there, and where they saw only one security worker. As he did not obstruct them, Ko Win Myint Kyaw went straight into the room of A/H1N1 patient. However, Ko Wai Yan Phyo Oo did not follow him, and waited for him at the outside of quarantine area. Ko Win Myint Kyaw took the photo of the patient at about 20 feet away from the latter for only a few seconds, and then he immediately went out of the room. While a responsible person of the hospital asked Ko Win if he was a doctor of a certain ward, he replied that he was just a journalist, not a doctor. Then Ko Win Myint Kyaw and Ko Wai Yan Phyo Oo returned from the Yangon General Hospital.
On the way back to the office, the two journalists went to the house of H1N1 patient located in the Wingaba Road of Bahan Township. They met only with some responsible persons of the quarter. One of the responsible persons answered the questions of the two journalists that they could not be allowed to enter the house; that the responsible doctors came to the house; the patient have got relieved from the H1N1 flu. The responsible person of the quarter asked them where they come from. They replied they are from a news journal. After taking the photo of the house from outside, they returned to office. After that, due to the request of some responsible persons, Ko Win Myint Kyaw was sent to the Yangon General Hospital. Then, under the management of Dr. Nu Nu Thar, the medical superintendent of the Yangon General Hospital, he was preceded to Waibargi Hospital. Continue reading “Junta backed Paper:Announcement of Weekly Eleven News Journal in response to news of RFA, Mizzima News Reporter of the Weekly Eleven News Journal did not breach any ethics or rules and regulations”