Unofficial curfew on businesses in Pyinmana

Sep 8, 2008 (DVB), Authorities in Mandalay division’s Pyinmana, near the SPDC’s administrative capital Naypyidaw, have issued an order to local restaurants and shops to close by 11pm, according to local residents.

Pyinmana residents in said local authorities had begun distributing leaflets on 6 September warning shop and restaurant owners that they would be arrested if they allowed customers on their premises after 11pm.

A restaurant owner said the leaflets were not marked with official seals or order numbers.

Rangoon residents also said a similar order had been issued for shops and restaurants in the former capital.

Reporting by Naw Say Phaw

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