• South Korean singer Seungri, a member of K-Pop boy band Big Bang, arrives at the Seoul Police Station. (AP)Source: AP
He won't be enlisting on his previously arranged date
20 Mar 2019 - 2:28 PM  UPDATED 20 Mar 2019 - 2:28 PM

Seungri's military enlistment has been officially postponed. 

The Military Manpower Administration confirmed they have approved the delaying of Seungri's military service. The reasons given include that Seungri requested the postponement to participate in his investigation and that the investigative authorities asked the military to delay the enlistment so they can conduct their investigation consistently and thoroughly.

Seungri's enlistment has been postponed until June 25, when his status for military duty will be reevaluated. His enlistment will be postponed if imprisoned or 'other unavoidable reasons', according to the military administration's statement.

The Military Manpower Administration also plans to amend the law so that they can have the power to delay enlistments for persons who are enlisting after causing a societal disturbance, or if they are requested to by investigative authorities.

Seungri was due to enlist as an active duty soldier on March 25. He is currently being investigated as a suspect of allegedly breaking anti-prostitution laws, among other allegations.



Hear us on SBS PopAsia Digital Radio

Listen in 24/7 on Digital Radio, by downloading our free mobile app or by streaming live here on our website.

Download the app here:

Seungri denies allegations of prostitution services, says he and friends were 'bluffing'
Seungri also denied allegations of overseas gambling
New evidence reported of Seungri providing sexual escorts since 2014
New reports also accuse him of gambling abroad
YG Entertainment officially terminate Seungri's contract
The news follows Seungri's retirement announcement
TIMELINE: The Burning Sun controversy
Get an overview of the events within the Burning Sun controversy