US orders diplomats out of Myanmar as violence spirals

YANGON (AFP) – The United States (US) yesterday ordered the departure of non-essential diplomats from Myanmar, amid growing violence following the military coup to oust civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Daily protests demanding the restoration of the elected government have been met with a military crackdown that has left more than 520 civilians dead in the weeks since the February 1 coup.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin