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BTS Law passed in South Korea, allows to postpone military services


Gulmeena HamidWeb Editor

02nd Dec, 2020. 10:42 am
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On Tuesday, South Korea’s parliament had passed a new bill to postpone mandatory military services to age 30 for globally recognized K-pop artists like BTS.

According to the details, to protect the country from North Korea, it is mandatory for all able-bodied South Korean men to serve in the military for about two years aged between 18 and 28.

However, the new Military Service Act was designed to allow K-pop stars to delay their military services as they play a huge part to boost the country’s economy and improve cultural status.

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The eligible students are allowed in South Korea to defer their duties for the country up to age 28 and have also granted exemptions for high-profile classical musicians and athletes who won Olympic medals or gold at the Asian Games.


In South Korea’s history, no K-pop star had ever received exemption but this new bill will allow the megastars to defer their services to age 30.

27-year-old Jin is the oldest member of BTS and was nearly at a time to join the military services when the all-boy band is recreating K-pop history.

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The South Korean boy-band sensation BTS will be welcoming the New Year with their first live concert. They were previously forced to call off a world tour because of the novel coronavirus, their management company, Bit Hit Entertainment said on Thursday.


 

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