The Military Council planned to offer free accommodation and free car rides on November 3rd and 4th to re-populate Kyaikhteeyoo Pagoda, but there were very few pilgrims
In order to re-populate Kyaikhteeyoo Pagoda with pilgrims, the military council planned to offer free accommodation and free transportation on November 3rd and 4th, but shopkeepers at Kyaikthio Pagoda said there were very few pilgrims today.
On October 12, there was a shooting at the climbing gate of Kyaikhteeyoo Pagoda. The military council blamed the KNU and PDF forces for the death, and worked to repopulate the Kyaikhteeyoo Pagoda, but the public no longer came to the temple.
The army and the police were in civilian clothes and fully armed. They were patrolling. There were shops open, but there were no buyers,” said a shop owner who opened a variety of medicines at Kyaikhteeyoo Pagoda.