Yangon, April (24)

All remaining electricity bills across the country will be collected within the stipulated period, said junta-apponted Minister of Electricity and Energy, U Aung Than Oo, at a meeting in Naypyidaw on April 21.

He also instructed office staff to go to the relevant organizations to collect the electricity bills and report any issues.

At present, the military council members and the electricity office staff have been going to the houses where the electricity charges are not paid and cutting the electric power.

“Pay the minimal rate and prevent the cash from flowing to the military council if the regime goes from house to house with rifles collecting electricity costs,” suggested a Yangon resident.

The people, on the other hand, are struggling to pay for bills due to a lack of jobs following the military coup and a lack of income to support their families.

The National Unity Government (NUG) said that electricity charges were exempted during the Spring Revolution and urged people to go on strike instead of paying them.

At present, the council will provide electricity on a rotating basis throughout the country until May, said Major General Zaw Min Tun, a spokesperson for the regime.

News – Than Lwin Times

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