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Conscription

Roh stirs dispute over conscription

Former military chiefs see president's rotting-in-barracks remark as threat to national service

An unseemly row between South Korea's president and the military is being seen as an attempt by the commander-in-chief to stay relevant in domestic politics.

Friday, 29 December, 2006, 12:00am

Service industry

Young Taiwanese men are obliged to serve 16 months in the armed services, but over the past five years a range of alternatives has become available.

2 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

World is saturated with militarism

My thanks to John Jones for his letter headlined 'Sometimes just wars are unavoidable' (South China Morning Post, March 26). He rebutted my characterisation of military training as blind obedience and a cause of war crimes (Post, March 18).

3 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Public consulted on every draft plan

I refer to Kevin Sinclair's column headlined 'Pretence of transparent government is dubious and devious' (South China Morning Post, May 2) and would like to clarify some points relating to the operation of the Town Planning Board.

24 May 2001 - 12:00am