As inside information about the military junta was leaking out, the military summoned and warned ward and village administrators that action would be taken if they reported outside, it was reported.
According to a person close to the members of a ward administrative office, the military convened a meeting with the ward administrators in the township this morning at the township general administrator’s office in Twan Tay Township.
The military junta checked the phones of the administrators in the meeting, saying that – they searched due to an inside information leak and would take action against administrators if it was found that they were reporting outside.
“Yes, the military called them (ward administrators) this morning. They checked their phones and looked for informants. They couldn’t find it. If they found it, they would arrest them, put them in jail, seal their property up, and threaten them as usual,” said a close person with a ward administrator in Twan Tay Township.
In addition, since troops have been sent to the fighting areas these days, the military has also told the ward administrators to take special care of security and check guest lists.
“The ward and village administrative members and the militia have been instructed during these days to properly handle the weapons issued to them, to watch for suspicious people, to be aware of security and to check guest lists in the Irrawaddy Region,” confirmed an unnamed police officer in the Irrawaddy Region.
The military junta ordered; the members of the ward administrative offices to repaint the ward administration offices in the cities where they have strong control, to sit them in the office again, and to guard members of military security affairs and police officers in civilian clothes in the offices.
“The governor’s office in our neighborhood has been repainted. They are sitting in the office again. We have already seen a group of administrative members in the office, as well as policemen and members of military security affairs (military intelligence). I know because those policemen are the guys from the previous station,” said a resident of Thingangyun Township.
After the military coup, as revolutionary forces assassinated the ward administrators and members of the ward administrative offices appointed by the military junta, they did not dare to sit in office. But since the beginning of this year, ward administrative offices have been reopened in some cities where the military junta is strong, including Yangon.