Myanmar’s military conscription law explained

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FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM

Regime spokesperson Zaw Min Tun said that the military’s conscription law is set to be enforced by mid-April after Thingyan. He added that the military is anticipating around 5,000 new conscripts in each batch of recruits. Mandatory military service was declared on Feb. 10 under the People’s Military Service Law. It was enacted in 2010 under a previous regime but had yet to be enforced up until now. The law requires men aged 18 to 35 and women aged 18 to 27 to serve up to two years, while specialists like doctors aged up to 45 must serve for three years.