TANINTHARYI DIVISION – The People’s Defence Forces of Tanintharyi Region announced the travel restriction at night time due to the rise in military tensions and possible clashes in the area, and regarded the region as a red zone for travel safety.
The Myeik-Tanintharyi-Botepyin road segment and Tanintharyi-Nyaungpinkwin road segment are banned from traveling at night.
“Such travel restriction was issued since there could be possible clashes anytime along those roads as tensions have risen and junta troops have been strengthening their forces,” said a PDF member.
According to a PDF member from Myeik District Battalion 2, the junta regime has strengthened its forces at the battalions and junta light infantry battalion 561 alone has about 100 reinforcement troops.
Similarly, the revolutionary forces reportedly made the necessary preparations and urged the locals to be careful when traveling even during the day and to avoid going close to military council units and convoys, as stated in the announcement. The statement also urged the drivers to roll down their car windows while traveling.
It was reported that there had been a shoot out in Banlamut Village on June 30 evening and junta forces burned down three houses in the village. Moreover, junta battalions are reportedly shelling the villages almost every day.