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Kangin fails to attend military trainings

By Ahn Sung-mi

  • Published : Apr 17, 2015 - 15:25
  • Updated : Apr 17, 2015 - 15:25

Kangin, member of K-pop boy band Super Junior, has been investigated by police for failing to appear at reserve forces training for the Korean military, according to local news outlets.


It was reported Friday that the 30-year-old was required to fulfill 72 hours of training for the past two years, but did not show up to any of the sessions. He received three notice letters, but failed to respond to them.

His case has been handed over to the prosecution’s office.

“Kangin could not attend due to personal reasons,” said a representative from his label SM Entertainment. “We will make sure this never happens again.”

Korean men who complete their mandatory military service must serve as reservists for eight years. Kangin was discharged from the military in 2012.

It was also reported that Kwon Jung-yeol of 10cm failed to attend his reservist sessions.

By Ahn Sung-mi (sahn@heraldcorp.com)