Locals from Palaw, Tanintharyi under investigation by Myeik’s ward offices

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Myeik, 1 November

Village and ward administrators are conducting inspections of locals from Tanintharyi and Palaw townships who came to Myeik for various reasons, the sources confirmed to Than Lwin Times.

The military council’s administrative officials summon and inspect those who traveled to Myeik from Tanintharyi and Palaw townships for business, health, and other social issues.

The authorities ask for personal information such as the name, age, occupation, and address of those people and whether or not they are related to the People’s Defense Forces (PDFs), and hand over other suspects to the junta army and the police.

According to local residents, those under investigation are often threatened and extorted.

Furthermore, the heads of 10 or 100 households, as well as the regime forces and police, keep a close eye on the residents who arrived in Myeik from those two areas.

Tens of thousands of local residents in Tanintharyi and Palaw townships fled the clashes between the two sides during the coup, and some moved to Myeik, said the locals.

On February 2, the military council declared martial law in Tanintharyi and Palaw townships as resistance strongholds, and the junta army is only able to control some neighborhoods in those townships.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo: Myeik Now

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