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Revised Law to Allow Prominent Pop Celebrities to Defer Enlistment

Revised Law to Allow Prominent Pop Celebrities to Defer Enlistment

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The government on Tuesday promulgated a revised law that allows pop culture celebrities credited with contributing to improving the country’s image to postpone their mandatory military service, the defense ministry said. The revised Military Service Act — which passed the National Assembly early this month and was approved by [...]

National Assembly Passes Bill on Allowing Recognized Pop Stars to Defer Enlistment

National Assembly Passes Bill on Allowing Recognized Pop Stars to Defer Enlistment

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Assembly passed a bill Tuesday that would allow globally recognized male pop culture artists to postpone their mandatory military duties. The assembly’s plenary session gave the nod to the bill on revising the Military Service Act to grant an exceptional right to defer national defense duties to [...]

Defense Committee Passes Bill Allowing Distinguished Pop Stars to Defer Enlistment

Defense Committee Passes Bill Allowing Distinguished Pop Stars to Defer Enlistment

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Assembly’s defense committee on Friday approved a bill that would allow distinguished male pop culture artists to postpone their mandatory military duties. The committee gave its nod to the bill to revise the Military Service Act to grant an exceptional right to defer military duties of acclaimed [...]