Compulsory military service for men and women in Myanmar!

In Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country that left no trace of democracy as a result of the military coup 2 years ago, it has become mandatory for men aged 18 to 35 and women aged 18 to 27 to serve in the military for at least 2 years. It was noted that in extraordinary cases, the military service period can be extended up to 5 years.

The military government in Myanmar announced that young men and women will do compulsory military service. It was made mandatory for men between the ages of 18 and 35 and women between the ages of 18 and 27 to do military service for at least 2 years. Those who oppose the implementation will be sentenced to 5 years in prison.

MILITARY SERVICE PERIOD CAN BE EXTENDED TO 5 YEARS

According to BBC news, the military administration in Myanmar made a statement regarding the compulsory military service practice in the country. In the statement, it was reported that men between the ages of 18 and 35 and women between the ages of 18 and 27 were required to serve in the military for at least 2 years. It was stated in the statement that the military service period could be extended up to 5 years in extraordinary cases, and that those who oppose the practice would be sentenced to 5 years in prison.

ARMED GROUPS LAUNCHED AN ATTACK AGAINST THE ARMY

The “Three Brothers Alliance” launched attacks against the Myanmar army from the northern Shan state near the Chinese border on October 27, 2023. Armed groups advancing south had captured an outpost and a military camp belonging to the Myanmar army in the town of Rathedaung in the Chin state, located on the border with India. 43 soldiers who escaped from the attacks of the Buddhist Arakan Army in the state took refuge in the Indian state of Mizoram; Indian security forces also announced that they moved Myanmar soldiers to another point and then handed them over to their country. It was also claimed that the Arakan Army took control of the town of Paletwa in Chin state, located on the border with India.

MILITARY COUP IN MYANMAR

After allegations of fraud in the 2020 general elections in Myanmar and political tension in the country, the army took over the government on February 1, 2021. The army detained many officials and ruling party executives, especially the country’s de facto leader and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aung San Suu Kyi, and declared a state of emergency. Supporters of democracy against the military rule began to organize demonstrations in the country, and dozens of people were arrested, injured or lost their lives as a result of the army opening fire on the demonstrators.

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