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Posts Tagged ‘SPDC Military Draft’ (3 found)

SPDC Continues Authoritarian Rule with Military Draft Law as Citizens Push for Genuine Democracy

Although Burma’s new parliament is set to hold its first session on 31 January 2011, the current military regime continues to control the country with no intention of loosening its grip on power. The revelation that the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) enacted an unpublicized military draft law days before parliamentary elections provides further evidence of the generals’ aims: to perpetuate military rule and to deny the people of Burma their basic rights and freedoms. With the military unwilling to make any positive changes for the country, democracy and ethnic organizations continue to take the cause into their own hands, developing the foundation for democracy and national reconciliation despite the risk of a military crackdown.

January 17, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

10-16 January: SPDC Continues Authoritarian Rule with Military Draft Law as Citizens Push for Genuine Democracy

Although Burma’s new parliament is set to hold its first session on 31 January 2011, the current military regime continues to control the country with no intention of loosening its grip on power. The revelation that the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) enacted an unpublicized military draft law days before parliamentary elections provides further evidence of the generals’ aims: to perpetuate military rule and to deny the people of Burma their basic rights and freedoms. With the military unwilling to make any positive changes for the country, democracy and ethnic organizations continue to take the cause into their own hands, developing the foundation for democracy and national reconciliation despite the risk of a military crackdown.

January 17, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

SPDC’s Military Conscription Law

According to the draft, men between the ages of 18 and 45 and women between the ages of 18 and 35 are required to serve the military. The maximum service period could be 2 or 3 years depending on the profession of citizen and requirement of the military, and citizens fail to serve without proper reasons could be sentenced up to 3 years imprisonment […]

January 14, 2011  •  By Stae Peace and Developmet Council  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤