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.
According to villagers in Shan State’s Namhsan township, The Ta’ang (Palaung) National Liberation Army (TNLA) are forcefully recruiting people into their ranks and are executing those who refuse.
Feb 4, 2010 (DVB), Seven villagers in central Burma remain in captivity after being abducted by the Burmese troops in December last year, while a neighbour claimed they had been[…]
June 8, 2009 (DVB), Following a series of offensives over the weekend by government troops against the Karen National Union, over 3000 Karen villagers, many of whom are women and[…]
June 5, 2009 (DVB), Around 700 villagers from Burma's eastern Karen state have fled to the Thai border to avoid forced recruitment into the Burmese army following rumours of an[…]
Oct 8, 2008 (DVB), A train passenger was apprehended at Thar Si station in Mandalay division in August by soldiers who beat him and tried to force him to join[…]
Oct 6, 2008 (DVB), Burmese troops in Mandalay division are said to have abducted 19 people and forced them to join the army, according to one of those who managed[…]
Feb 22, 2008 (DVB), Fifteen children from Tharawaddy township in Bago division were abducted by government troops about 10 days ago and forced to join the army, local residents said.[…]
Feb 7, 2008 (DVB), Four children who were sold to an army recruiter in Kyi Myint Taing township on 23 January have been returned to their families, who were asked[…]
Jan 24, 2008 (DVB), Four children who were detained by market security guards in Kyi Myint Taing were reportedly sold to an army recruiter yesterday morning, according to an eyewitness.[…]