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Burma’s Police Force to More Than Double

16 January 2014

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.

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