South Korea has passed a law that will allow members of the K-pop group BTS to postpone their military enlistment until they are 30 years old.
In South Korea, all men who are healthy enough to go are required to enlist and complete mandatory military service between the ages of 18 to 30 years old. As the service is expected to take up to two years, the final age that men can enlist is 28.
However, the band’s global success has led the country to pass an amendment to its Military Service Act that will allow artists who have made a positive impact on South Korea’s reputation to delay their enlistment for two years longer than the average person.
According to Yonhap, the change made means that pop stars can delay their enlistment until they are 30 if they have made significant contributions to South Korea’s international reputation.The delay to an eligible person’s enlistment ……
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