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3 years as reservist could trim conscript term

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Students who complete three years in the army reserve force may face a shorter stint in the army if they are conscripted, military officials say. 

The army is contemplating ending the exemption from conscription granted to students who undergo the territorial defence programme (widely known as Ror Dor).

A shortfall in recruits through the normal conscription process prompted the move. Thai men who reach the age of 21 must submit their names for a conscription draw, but if they have served in the reserves at school they are normally exempt.

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