The Thai Alliance for Human Rights has called attention to the abuse of Thai soldiers and suggested their lives would be valued and their rights better protected if service was voluntary rather than forced by the draft. Now I find, this shocking detail from an article last year: A "former advisor to a parliamentary anti-corruption committee, told the media that the military conscription system in Thailand is in crisis.. . . it is riddled with corruption because more than half of the conscripts end up as servants in the houses of senior officers or in military cooperative shops."!!!