Do we really need another reason to boot Burma (Myanmar) out of ASEAN?
Now reports are surfacing that the Burmese junta is recruiting child soldiers. This is because its adult soldiers have started deserting in large numbers, partly because they oppose the recent crackdown on Buddhist monks.
Now "recruiting" is a euphemism here, and I won't even use the word "conscripting". The children are usually abducted or threatened into joining the army. This is the worst kind of child abuse. So Malaysia, as a fellow ASEAN member, can be proudly associated with these despicable military leaders.
Don't forget about Malaysia's Petronas connection to Burma, which I wrote about previously.