Military plays down draft fears
- Published: 5 Feb 2013 at 21.57
- Online news:
The Defence Ministry on Tuesday played down concerns by members of the student-based army reserve force that members might be placed in the national conscription pool in the future.
Defence spokesman Thanathip Sawangsaeng said the proposal by army commander Prayuth Chan-ocha was only a suggestion at the moment, and would need further discussion before implementation.
Gen Prayuth told reporters on Monday that a national shortfall of army recruits through the normal conscription process has prompted the army to consider removing the exemption which applies to students who undergo territorial defence training (widely known as Ror Dor).
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