Informe sobre el país: Brunei

Brunei

10/03/1998

1 Conscription

conscription does not exist

Conscription has never existed in Brunei.

The government stated in 1989 that it had no plans to introduce compulsory military service. [2] [3]

recruitment

Only ethnic Malayans, who form 67 percent of the population, are allowed to join the armed forces. [1]

2 Conscientious objection

There is no known legal provision for conscientious objection.

3 Desertion

No information available.

6 Annual statistics

The armed forces are 5,000-strong, that is, 1.61 percent of the population. [4]

Sources

[1] The Fareast and Australasia 1997. Europa Publications. [2] Zulkarnen, Isaak 1995. 'Defending Brunei Darussalam', in: Asian Defence Journal, 5/1995. [3] UN Commission on Human Rights 1991. Report of the Secretary-General prepared pursuant to Commission resolution 1989/59. United Nations, Geneva. [4] Institute for Strategic Studies 1997. Military Balance 1997/98. ISS, London.