According to the BBC, the military administration in Myanmar made a statement regarding the compulsory military service in the country.
In the statement, it was reported that it has been made compulsory for men aged 18 to 35 and women aged 18 to 27 to do military service for at least 2 years.
It was noted in the statement that the duration of military service can be extended up to 5 years in extraordinary circumstances, and those who violate the practice will be sentenced to 5 years in prison.
CLASHES BETWEEN ARMED GROUPS AND THE ARMY
On October 27, 2023, the "Three Brothers Alliance" launched attacks against the Myanmar army from the northern Shan state near the Chinese border.
Advancing southward, the armed groups captured a police station and a military camp of the Myanmar army in the town of Rathedaung in Chin state on the border with India.
Fleeing the attacks of the Buddhist Arakan Army in the state, 43 soldiers took refuge in the Indian state of Mizoram; Indian security forces announced that they had moved Myanmar soldiers to another location and then handed them over to their country.
It was also claimed that the Arakan Army had taken control of the town of Paletwa in Chin state on the border with India.