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SEA Junction, 4th floor, BACC

April 2024

Panel Discussion “Myanmar Youth Defy Mandatory Conscription”

April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Background On 10 February 2024, the State Administration Council (SAC) which rules Myanmar after the coup d’etat on 1 February 2021 announced the enforcement of the military conscription law. It aims to draft men ages 18-35 and women ages 18-27 for at least two years. This caused an alarm among Myanmar youths who dread that they would be enlisted to fight in a war against pro-democracy oppositional groups and ethnic army organizations. As the army has started to force young people to oblige,…

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