The State Administration Council (SAC) issued an announcement that set the date for the People’s Military Service Law to come into force, which is 10 February 2024. The People’s Military Service Law was enacted as Law No 27/2010 of the State Peace and Development Council on 4 November 2010, and the law came into force under Sub-Section (b) of Section 1 of the aforesaid law.
The Section 385 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar stipulates, “Every citizen has the duty to safeguard independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.” Section 386 mentions, “Every citizen has the duty to undergo military training in accord with the provisions of the law and to serve in the Armed Forces to defend the Union.” Reportedly, the People’s Military Service Law came into force in accord with the prescribed provisions, similar to the preamble of the law, which mentioned that “as every citizen is under a duty to safeguard the Our Three Main National Causes such as non-disintegration of the Union, non-disintegration of national solidarity and perpetuation of sovereignty, every citizen should undergo military training and to serve in the armed forces to defend the State.” The Ministry of Defence will issue necessary bylaws, procedures, notifications, orders and directives, it is reported.
Source: GNLM (11-2-2024)
- The SAC issued an announcement that the People’s Military Service Law is set to take effect from 10 February 2024.