Border posts dividing upper and lower Myanmar after second Anglo-Burmese war are damaged and needed to repair, sources said.
The British occupied Myayhtae (Aunglan) after the second Anglo-Burmese war and set up border posts to divide the areas owned by the British and Burmese. Some border posts are destroyed completely and some are needed to repair.
Administrator of Kannasint Village, Aunglan Township said, “There are many people who came to observe the border posts. We are preserving the border posts. Some are located in the compounds of residential areas. Children are not allowed to play near the border posts. We told the locals not to paint the border posts with lime.”
The border posts are located in Kannasint Village and Dagonhmaw Village in Sinpaungwe Township and they are over 160-year old now.
“The border post located in a compound in Kannasint Village and I don’t like it is being placed in the residential areas. It needed to be repaired and I think it is done by the government,” said Bhaddanta Kanenawbartha, Presiding Monk of Withotedayone Monastery in Aunglan.
Border posts had been set up by Major Grant Allen about six miles away from north of Myayhtae in 1853 and Governor-General of India Lord Dalhousie visited the place on December 28, 1853 to announce officially.