South Korea gave exception to BTS from mandatory military service


South Korea passed a bill to allow high profile classical musicians and athletes to postpone their mandatory military service to age 30. As per old law, all able-bodied South Korean men aged between 18 and 28 must serve in the military for two years as the part of country’s efforts to guard against North Korea.

But the new law, allows eligible students to defer their duties up to age 28 and has granted exemptions for high profile classical musicians and athletes who won Olympic medals or a gold at the Asian Games, including Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min. BTS are K-pop megastars who improve the country’s cultural status and boost the economy. So the globally recognised K-pop artists BTS are also allowed to explore their passion.

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