Tanintharyi, 30 September

Military council’s restrictions have turned out rice shortages in Tanintharyi Township’s Taku village, raising rice prices, locals told Than Lwin Times.

Since early September, the military council has blocked the checkpoint at the intersection of Zawe village, where people can enter the Taku area, people and vehicles are no longer able to pass through, facing a shortage of goods, including rice.

According to local residents, families who cannot afford rice due to a shortage of rice led to have gruel.

If the locals are not allowed to pass through the checkpoint, even if they have money, they may not be able to buy food and face starvation.

Local people have to transport food, including rice, via other waterways and forest roads.

The price of coarse rice, Emahta, has almost doubled from over 70,000 kyats to almost 150,000 kyats per bag.

There are nearly 20 villages in Taku village tract in Taninthary Township, including Taku, Tharya Bwin, Theinnaw, and Kaw Ma Pyin.

News – Than Lwin Times

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