Mawlamyine, August (5)

The military council, which deposed the civilian government and took power, has extended the night-time curfew under section 144 for one month.

The military council’s curfew restrictions have had a major impact on people’s daily activities and livelihoods and have even threatened their lives.

The military council has set a curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., depending on the township.

It has now been over a year since the military coup council extended the night-time curfew under the pretext of security reasons.

The military council’s curfew has made it difficult for locals to travel, and the people are worried about their safety because the junta arbitrarily arrested the suspects, one dealer said.

Because of the curfew, ambulances have not been allowed to pass through some townships, and on the other hand, the regime forces opened fire for a number of reasons.

“The problem is that we can’t go out after 8pm. Even ambulances are not allowed to pass through the gate. Even if it’s too late, we have to sleep halfway point. The military council also said that the boy who died in the Lamaing Township the other day was shot because he came near their camp,” a local said.

Before the curfew hours, the military council blocked and searched cars and motorcycles, and arrested young people if they thought they were suspicious.

“When we go by ambulance car, we have to report to the village administrator, township administrator, and police, etc. Even if the patient, who is in critical condition, is in the car, we cannot pass through the gates unless the military council gives us permission to go,” a rescue worker said.

Due to the extension of curfews imposed by the military council in various townships, the residents cannot go around freely, and it also causes inconvenience to vendors who sell in the morning.

Political analysts believe that the extension of the curfew by the military council is for the safety of their communities.

News – Than Lwin Times

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