NAY PYI TAW, June 22 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's military has been unlisted from recruitment and use of children as soldiers in military services since June 9 this year, an official from the Ministry of Defence told a press briefing on Monday.
"Myanmar's military has put efforts for ending the recruitment and use of children as soldiers in military services under a joint action plan since it was signed with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in 2012," said Brigadier General Aung Kyaw Hoe, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Defence.
During the four-year period, a total of 3,802 officers were provided training courses to prevent recruiting and using children as soldiers in military services and 262 children were released from the military services, he said.
Myanmar's military has released 1,006 children from the military services and 65 officials have been charged for recruiting and using children as soldiers in military services since a joint action plan started in 2012. Enditem