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Agency Seeks to Devise ‘Reasonable’ Ways to Improve Military Service Exemption Program

Agency Seeks to Devise ‘Reasonable’ Ways to Improve Military Service Exemption Program

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The state troop recruitment agency said Tuesday that it will devise “reasonable” ways to improve the active-duty military service exemption program that critics say has unfairly favored athletes and artists for their onetime wins in international competitions. In its policy briefing during a parliamentary audit, the Military Manpower Administration [...]

G-Dragon Under Fire for Preferential Treatment During Military Service

G-Dragon Under Fire for Preferential Treatment During Military Service

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Allegations of special privileges for K-pop icon Kwon Ji-yong – better known by his stage name G-Dragon – after he was hospitalized while serving military duty have escalated into a full-blown controversy. Dispatch, an online publication known for its focus on celebrities, reported that G-Dragon had been hospitalized in [...]