Thanlyin:  military council demands money from motorcycle taxi drivers

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Yangon , May (26)

Locals in Thanlyin Township, Yangon Region, claim that the military council and administrators have demanded 12,000 kyats from motorcycle taxi drivers who wish to resume their work.

Members of the military council and administrators have demanded a total of 12,000 kyats from each motorcycle taxi driver, including a 6,000 kyats licence fee and a 6,000 kyats uniform fee.

The military council has ordered motorcyclists to pay 12,000 kyat per person, but as of May 25, no motorcyclists have resumed their work, locals said.

On the other hand, according to eyewitnesses, members of the military council took motorcycles parked on the roadside in Thanlyin in recent days.

According to locals, motorcyclists have been restricted as guerrillas have been firing on regime-appointed administrators and informants.

Locals in Thanlyin, also known as the motorcycle city, use motorbikes for day-to-day activities, making it more difficult for commuters due to the military council’s restrictions on motorcycling.

News – Than Lwin Times

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