South Korea has enacted a law that would allow K-pop group PTS members to defer their military list until the age of 30.
In South Korea, all men healthy enough to go must complete a list of compulsory military service between the ages of 18 and 30. The final age that men can add is 28 as the service is expected to take up to two years.
However, the band’s international success led the country to pass an amendment to its Military Service Act, which would allow artists who have had a positive impact on South Korea’s reputation to delay their roster by two years longer than the average person.
According to Yonhop, If the change had made significant contributions to South Korea’s global reputation, pop stars could have delayed their listing by 30 years.
The delay in the list of eligible persons can come only on the recommendation of the Minister of Culture.
In 2018, BDS was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit Medal awarded to the group for disseminating the Korean language and culture.
Jin, a senior member of the PTS, turns 28 on December 4, which means the amendment was passed in a timely manner to allow him to delay his military service by two years.
At the press conference marking the release of BTS’s latest album, Both, Jin asked about military service Said, “If the call comes from my country and the time is right, I will accept [the duty] any time.”
“This is something that all members often talk about, and we all plan to accept military service,” he added.
Prior to the amendment, only those in sports and classical music were able to postpone or be exempted from military service.
In 2018, Son Hyung-min, 28, of the South Korean national team, and Tottenham Hotspur, Excluded from the list After being on the winning team in the final Asian Games against Japan.
The exemption meant that the required two-year admission was reduced to four weeks, he said Started in April After being isolated for two weeks this week. He then finished it and returned to play football in England.