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Jung Joon Young's military exemption comes to light

By yckim124   Tuesday, September 27, 2016   133,204   5,801   89
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Jung Joon Young's exemption from South Korea's mandatory military service has come to light once again.  


The singer, who was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and who frequently moved around the world since he was young, fails to qualify to serve in the military due to the fact that the military cannot acknowledge his educational history from multiple countries. Technically, because he has history of graduating from elementary school in Korea, his Korean educational record regards him as an elementary graduate. 


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Jung Joon Young has spoken up about his disqualification several times, including during his 'Superstar K' days, as well as during shows and interviews. Unless he decides to take and pass his GED, he will remain exempt from mandatory military service. 

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    monaco Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Though he was born in Indonesia, was he declared to have Korean citizenship or dual citizenship at birth? Just wondering why he would even be considered for military if he was born in Indonesia.

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    NORM monaco Thursday, September 29, 2016

    Being born outside your parent's country, would usually mean you are eligible to dual citizenship. 1 - ur home country, 2 - ur birth country. So yeah he is korean by blood & only indonesian by birth place

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    monaco NORM Friday, September 30, 2016

    Gotcha, thanks

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    lovelynnnnnn Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    They brought this up so that they have something to talk about.. To ruin him more. What low class blow.

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    Ioana4j Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Is it only just me that sees no bad thing in this and thinks "good for him"? I have no idea why the article sounds like a critic....

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    daFoolio Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    uhhhhh.... at this point he really doesn't need that korean GED now does he??  he might get it soon if his scandal goes bad and he tries to look patriotic

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    NORM Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Lol sit down & voluntarily take a test, i'd need to study a lot for cos i left school years ago, OR just go on with life without 2yr military service. Yeah that's not a hard choice '_'

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    LordLiar18 Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Why drop this now that he's in scandal? That's so mean!

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    VenusMiranda Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Basically he tryed to go and they said no?

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    noue VenusMiranda Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    yes

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    Miapam Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    This is so petty and undeserving of reporting.  Almost a malicious attempt to slander and libel him for something he has no control over.  He is one man -- excluded -- not exempt -- by law and regulations  The problem with South Korean reporters is they are viciously self consumed with destroying any public entertainment figure.  Time to backoff of this stupid mean spirited story line.  He can't serve -- he can't serve.  I guess they think he is Superman and without him the military will not have enough "real men."  Get a life.

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    KngSarang Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    ok...??

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    mmaay Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    korean journalist has run out of news! they try to cover up some serious matter with this kind of news. wthit's not even his fault to be born and growing up in foreign countries!

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