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Conscription should be for all, in fairness

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The harsh life inflicted on military conscripts has led many students to enrol in the territorial defence course, or ror dor, because it exempts them from the annual military draft for 21-year-old men. 

Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha (Photo by Thiti Wannamontha)

This system is unfair to less advantaged families, whose children have little chance of avoiding registration for conscription and the drawing of the black and white balls.

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