Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 500

YANGON (AFP) – The death toll in the Myanmar military’s crackdown on protesters has passed 500, as armed rebel groups yesterday threatened the junta with retaliation if the bloodshed does not stop.

World powers ramped up their condemnation of the military’s campaign against the anti-coup movement that is demanding the restoration of the elected government and the release of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin