Tightened security impacts goods transportation

September 10, 2021

HURFOM: On September 7, 2021, the National Unity Government (NUG) announced a people’s revolution against the terrorist army, led by Min Aung Hlaing.

In response the  military council has imposed very tight security measures resulting in difficulties with  people’s movements and the transportation of goods in Mon State. 

“It’s very difficult to come and go. In the past, the security forces saw that we regularly transported goods,  so they didn’t apply strict checks every time we passed. But, now, they are conducting very tight checks, and we had to spend a half hour or nearly an hour at one single check point. It further delayed our journey,” said a man who transports goods from Thanbyuzayat to Ye.

Both the military and police forces are present at most checkpoints and the military council has also established  additional check points.

“Security has been tightened everywhere since September 7. It’s very strict in Mawlamyine, Thanbyuzayat and Ye. They check the car and motorbike licenses and ask your destination. They also checked the goods people were transporting. There have been lots of checks,” said a social worker from Ye.

Military forces have stopped and checked “rice trucks” in Ye-Dawei highway road, leaving locals worried that the authorities might ban rice transportation.

In addition to calling for a  people’s revolution, the NUG has urged the people not to travel, to collect food and not to cooperate with the military council’s members.

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