Myanmar seeks female army recruits
- Published: 16 Oct 2013 at 17.04
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For the first time in Myanmar's history, the Ministry of Defence is inviting women to join the army.
An advertisement in the Myanmar Ahlin newspaper says the new cadets must be single, at least five feet, three inches (160 centimetres) tall, between 25 and 30 years of age, and weigh no more than 130 pounds (59 kilogrammes).
Though they will not be called on to fight, the ad said successful candidates would be offered commissioned posts, starting as second lieutenants.
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