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Indo-Burma border news (r)
nt. The bullets directly hit and penetrated the walls of houses of both
countries situated near borderline. According to the source of Manipur
police, one Medrasi man from Moreh also died due to this cross firing.
This bazaar is situated 50 meters away from barbed wire border fencing and
opposite to Gate No. 2 of Moreh. This Nanphalong new bazaar was opened in
mid April this year according to the order of Trade Minister Gen. Tun Kyi.
There is around 450 shops and four rows of building in this new bazaar and
all of those were burnt down last night.
All the Gates between Tamu and Moreh are closed today and Burmese Army
troops are deployed at area of fire and taking place the tight security at
border inside Burma.
An official cost of a shop is around 10,000/- Kyats and at present it is
cost more than 100,000/- Kyats as unofficial price.
Similar attempt was occurred on 20th September and although two rows of
buildings had been poured with petroleum, the bazaar was not practically
burnt down on that day.
Total value of lost due to this fire is at least 15 Crores Kyats (Burmese
Although the Chairman of Tamu township Law and Order Restoration Council,
Captain Kaung Zan Oo received one Crore Kyats from this bazaar as
corruption, labours and small-scale vendos from both countries became
jobless and sinking in the ocean of troubles. After opening this
Nanphalong new bazaar, morning bazaar of Moreh was almost collapsed.
News and Information Unit