Burma’s government intends to more than double its police force, increasing the number of officers from 70,000 to 150,000, Eleven Media reports. “The reconstitution of the [police force] is now complete. Accordingly, we will increase the police strength to 150,000. We are taking systematic measures for this,” Police Lieutenant Colonel Nyan Zaw from MPF Brigade 5 was quoted as saying. “For those who want to join the MPF as rank and file officers, they must have completed at least a middle school education. Previously, they must have finished high school. For officer level, applicants must be graduates,” he added.