Yangon resident dies days after being conscripted into Myanmar military

Authorities did not allow the new recruit’s family to visit him in the hospital, where he died within four days of being admitted

A man from Yangon Region’s Taikkyi Township, whom the Myanmar military recently pressed into service, died at the 1,000-bed military hospital in Mingaladon Township on Sunday or Monday, according to two local sources who requested anonymity. 

The deceased man was Ko Ko Latt, 27, also called Amar Nut Lar. He was Muslim man who began his service on March 28, according to one of his friends. 

The military took him and other new recruits to a battalion’s training base in Mingaladon Township, Yangon, after taking them for blood tests on the morning of March 28, Ko Ko Latt’s friend said. 

“They brought him and other new recruits to a parade. There was music, dancing, and entertainment for the new recruits,” Ko Ko Latt’s friend said. 

According to Ko Ko Latt’s friend, at the hospital he was given glucose through. . .

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