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Many in Myanmar consider fleeing to Thailand to escape conscription into an army they despise

Feb. 24, 2024 03:43 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thwel, a 25-year-old schoolteacher, saw very few options left to her after Myanmar’s military announced it is implementing conscription to fill its ranks. “As a person living in this country, I only have two options: to go abroad illegally or die here,” Thwel...

Myanmar will start drafting 5,000 people a month into the military soon. Some think of fleeing

Feb. 14, 2024 20:25 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military government on Wednesday said it will draft 60,000 young men and women yearly for military service under its newly activated conscription law, with call-ups beginning after the April festival marking the country’s traditional New Year. The...

Myanmar resistance movement senses the tide is turning against the military 3 years after takeover

Feb. 01, 2024 05:22 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — When the army overthrew Myanmar's elected government on Feb. 1, 2021, it looked like a walkover that could entrench the military in power indefinitely. Three years later, a poorly armed grassroots resistance movement has shaken the military’s grip in a modern-day David vs....

Myanmar's military government pardons 10,000 prisoners to mark Independence Day

Jan. 04, 2024 09:31 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military government on Thursday pardoned nearly 10,000 prisoners to mark the 76th anniversary of gaining independence from Britain, but they apparently included just a small proportion of the thousands of political detainees jailed for opposing army rule. ...

A Thai senator linked to a Myanmar tycoon is indicted for drug trafficking and money laundering

Dec. 15, 2023 11:04 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — State prosecutors in Thailand indicted a member of the country’s Senate on six charges involving narcotics trafficking, money laundering and association with a transnational criminal organization, said a statement received Friday from the attorney-general’s office. ...