Published: Jan 12, 2020
All able-bodied men in South Korea must serve in the military for about two years. A reminder that the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a cease-fire, not a peace treaty, the constitutional duty has rarely invited questions about whether soldiers are duly compensated for their service.
Published: Apr 19, 2018
A total of 12,209 men who showed up for military conscription draws tested positive for drug use, of whom 7,174 have been admitted to rehabilitation programmes (2,146 in hospitals and 5,028 in boot camps), Sirinya Sitthichai, secretary-general of the Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), said on Thursday.