Myanmar junta enforces martial law

YANGON (AFP) – Plumes of smoke rose yesterday above a part of Myanmar’s biggest city that has turned into a battle zone, with burning barricades and security forces firing at unarmed anti-coup protesters to enforce martial law.

Traumatised residents have fled the industrial neighbourhood in Yangon that has become one of the flashpoint sites in a nationwide uprising against the military’s coup nearly seven weeks ago.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin