Palaw, February (28)
In Palaw Township, Tanintharyi Region, where martial law has been put in placce, the military council has banned the transportation of fuel and threatened gas stations.
After the military council declared martial law in Palaw township, the junta banned the transportation of fuel to areas dominated by People’s Defense Forces (PDFs).
A resident told Than Lwin Times that since February 20, the military council has restricted the transportation of fuel in the city’s neighborhoods and villages, and that they are not even allowed to carry one-liter bottles of fuel.
In addition, the military council has instructed gas stations to only sell fuel for cars and motorcycles and not to sell oil in containers, and they are threatened with life imprisonment if they don’t follow the rules.
It is reported that the ban on the transportation of fuel has made it difficult for the locals to get fuel for transportation and business.
As the military council has restricted fuel transportation, the price of fuel has risen, and some gas stations have closed.
The military council has banned the transportation of food and rice to Palaw Township, where martial law has been imposed, and has now prohibited the transportation of fuel as well.
News-Than Lwin Times