The South Korean National Assembly has passed a law allowing accomplished artists to postpone their military conscription.
On December 1, the National Assembly voted for a law that would allow artists, who receive the recommendation of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism to achieve significant success in enhancing the nation’s image, to retire at the age of 30 to move years old (according to international accounting).
Of the 268 members of the South Korea National Assembly, 253 voted in favor of the law, 2 voted against and 13 abstained.
The law was “Bts Change in military service” in view of its impact on the BTS, its oldest member Jin would normally have been required to enroll in the near future (as 28 years is typically the maximum age to which military service can be delayed). In October, however, the Military Manpower Administration stated that while they would not exempt artists like BTS from their military service, they would be open to the possibility of delay.
Considering that BTS was the first idol group to ever receive one Order of Cultural Merit It is likely that the members of the South Korea Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will be able to successfully request a postponement of their compulsory service in 2018.
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