YANGON DIVISION – According to the sources close to the junta council army, the commander of Yangon regional military command met with veterans on June 15, to form Pyi Thu Sit militias in Yangon.
A close source mentioned that the junta council’s command commander had met with the veterans in every district and township as the strength of the junta council troops which were assigned to security posts have decreased.
“Yangon region government is just for show, they couldn’t manage to get the stability. They can’t even stop the banditries and thefts. They can’t provide the additional personnel to the battalions. So, they have planned to form Pyi Thu Sit militia,” said the source.
A veteran said that the meeting was held in Yangon Region Military Headquarter. General Zaw Hein and Yangon Region Government attended the meeting.
“Most of the veterans didn’t attend the meeting. Some of them were not involved in any issues. The veterans who joined now are the people who left the army with a bad reputation. They can only gain something from this situation. The junta council supported them with rice and oil. Pyi Thu Sit militia groups have already been formed in some townships.
A Mingaladon resident mentioned that Pyi Thu Sit militia groups have already been formed in Mingaladon, Hmawbi and Hlegu Townships and are cooperating with the junta council.
The resident continued, “I have seen Pyi Thu Sit militias cooperating with the junta council troops when the trucks were stopped by the junta council stooges at zero mile and near Zaykabar. The members of Pyi Thu Sit militias were wearing the army uniforms but there is no badge on the shoulders.”
A political analyst mentioned that the militia is formed by providing military training to the civilians in the wards and the villages. He assumed that the junta council formed the militias with veterans as they don’t have the strength to provide the military trainings.
According to the sources close to the coup council, the joint inspection teams were formed with the junta council soldiers, police and the ward administrative officers in some townships in Yangon.