Some 200 Burmese nationals signed contracts to work in Thailand at a press conference held in Rangoon over the weekend to publicise a new “ethical recruitment” scheme.
Burma today discharged 53 underage recruits from its armed forces, but several observers urged a more concrete approach and an end to the practise.
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Despite the prospect of signing a ceasefire accord next week, the KNU is reportedly press-ganging locals in the northern Karen State township.
Salai Lian Hmung says issues concerning soldier recruitment conditions for political dialogue remain to be resolved when talks restart next week.
A ceremony was held in Rangoon on Monday for 80 underage soldiers who have been released from duty in the Burmese army and allowed to go home.