SAGAING DIVISION – According to local PDF, the junta council has cut off the power lines connecting the power station in Ye U Town to Htantaw Village, located around one mile west of the town, and the electricity went out in the village.
It is said that the power cables were cut off last Friday (July 7) evening. Even though western Ye U has not been receiving regular electricity before, this is the first time even the power cables were cut.
“All power lines connected to Htantaw Village was cut off. As there is now no electricity even though there are utility poles, civilians have to turn to solar batteries and candles. Because the power station is in their (junta council) hands, electricity was switched on or off as they pleased. But this is the first time the cables were cut,” said the information officer of People’s Defence Comrade.
In the past, the junta council would cut off electricity to the villages around the time they launch offensives or fire artillery into the villages but this destruction of the power cables was said to be a stand-alone case where it was not followed by any junta movements.
Meanwhile, Ye U Township People’s Defence Force has warned that it will take action on the power stations and junta departments as response if there are more cases of the junta council cutting off electricity supply to the villages.
Nearly 50 villages in Ye U Township has fallen victim to junta arson and nearly 5,000 displaced people from over 20 of those villages are in need of assistance for food and shelter.
Just in the last week of May, 17 houses were burned to ashes after around 170 junta forces raided and set fire to Monetinepin Village in northern Ye U Township.