Myanmar police raid housing of striking railway workers

MANDALAY, MYANMAR (AP) — Myanmar security forces yesterday raided a neighbourhood in the country’s largest city that is home to state railway workers who have gone on strike to protest last month’s military coup.

Police sealed off the Mingalar Taung Nyunt neighbourhood in Yangon where the Ma Hlwa Kone train station and housing for railway workers are located. Photos and video on social media showed officers blocking streets and what was said to be people escaping. At least three arrests were reported but it was not immediately possible to independently confirm that.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin