IRRAWADDY DIVISION – Revolutionary forces in Irrawaddy said that the junta council suddenly closed the checkpoints on the Yangon-Pathein highway in Irrawaddy.
Along the Yangon-Pathein highway, the main road from Yangon to Irrawaddy, except for the Pantaing checkpoint in Nyaungdon city, the junta’s council has closed all other checkpoints since June 6. “It’s been three days. It was closed without knowing anything,” said a driver using the road.
The junta council gates that emerged after the military coup were closed with roadblocks, barbed wire, and wooden poles, and passengers were forced to get out of their cars. The police are asking for money at every entrance to the city. About 20 people, including the traffic police with full armed, are checking on the travelers. Now the local people are surprised that these gates are suddenly closed.
The action of the military council may be a trick. A People’s Defense Force support officer from Irrawaddy said that the revolutionary forces should be careful. “They are saying different things. I heard that the gates have been removed and are ready in the battalion’s compound. We need to be very careful,” he said.
The Irrawaddy Division can be accessed by road from Yangon and Pyay City, and the Junta Council closed all inspection points on entry and exit from the division.