Mawlamyine, 28 December
Police forces are inspecting pedestrians’ mobile phones for extorting money from people in Mon State’s city Mawlamyine.
The police force has blocked roads and enhanced inspections in downtown areas and crossroads in Mawlamyine since the second week of December amid tightened security.
The police, who previously only checked cars and motorbikes, are now also checking the mobile phones of local residents.
The police check local people’s phones for reactions such as liking, commenting, and sharing the posts of revolutionary forces and anti-regime media outlets, and if found, they demand hundreds of thousands of kyats from them.
On the other hand, the regime troops previously only checked the trunks of cars and motorcycle boxes, but now they are also checking the motorcycle license, driver’s license, number plate, and mirror adjustment, which are not related to security and are extorting money.
During their night shift, some regime troops are drunk and use sexually abusive words toward women.
Than Lwin Times tried to reach Dr. Aung Myat Kyaw Sein, spokesperson of the Mon State Council, about the behavior of the regime troops, but he didn’t respond.
Security has been tightened in Mon State’s Mawlamyine this month after drone attacks on ministerial residences, including the Southeast Command, by the revolutionary forces.
News – Than Lwin Times
Photo – CJ