[News] MC Mong under suspicion of dodging military service



A famous Korean singer, MC Mong has been the subject of a hot online debate over allegations that he dodged mandatory military service.
The controversy was stirred after it was reported that the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency has been secretly investigating the suspicion surrounding his military exemption.
About seven years ago, MC Mong received an exemption from military service due to dental problems. But allegations had it that he had removed 10 teeth, mostly molars, to avoid military conscription.
Under law, all able-bodied Korean men aged 20 are to serve in the military for about two years.
“We’ve been working on MC Mong’s case for six months, whether he unlawfully received military service exemption by pulling his normally-functioning teeth out,” a police official was quoted as saying. “We already interrogated the dentist who gave medical treatment to the singer.”
According to news reports, police will soon summon him to dig out the suspicion.
MC Mong’s agency, IS Entertainment Media Group, denied the allegation, vowing to prepare a lawsuit against a local broadcaster which first reported the suspicion.
“Through further investigations, we would clear all doubts surrounding him over military exemption,” the agency said.

cr:koreaherald