MON STATE – In Ye Township, the locals are reportedly facing difficulties in traveling and making a living due to the junta’s restrictions on riding motorbikes.
A few days ago, the junta authorities publicly announced that two men are banned from riding on a motorbike together and those who do not follow would be charged.
Locals pointed out that such restrictions could make their life difficult especially when they have to go out for medical emergencies or when the motorcycle taxi drivers cannot work anymore.
A motorbike taxi diver said, “I used to earn about ten thousand kyats easily but now there are barely any passengers. The petroleum price is also skyrocketing and now these restrictions on bike riding is making my work a dangerous profession.”
The junta authorities made restrictions of two men riding on the same bike after their troops and stations were attacked by assassins on bikes.
Currently, the junta regime has imposed Section-144 of the criminal code (to restrict gathering of over five individuals) and set the curfew time from 8 p.m to 4 a.m and tightened the security in Ye Township.