Nearly 30 junta administrators resign in Rakhine State over conscription effort

The resignations come as anti-regime groups issue warnings to officials not to comply with the military’s efforts to forcibly recruit new troops

More than two dozen junta-appointed administrators have resigned in Rakhine State’s Thandwe Township over the past week over regime efforts to force civilians into mandatory military service, according to local sources.

On Wednesday, six administrators became the latest to submit resignation letters to the township’s general administration office, bringing the total in recent days to 27, the sources said.

The officials decided to step down “because they feared for their lives,” said a local community leader who spoke to Myanmar Now on condition of anonymity.

Thandwe is one of the few townships in Rakhine State still firmly under junta control. It is known as the gateway to the state’s famed Ngapali beach, and is less than 100 miles south of Ramree, a town that was captured by the Arakan. . .

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