April 10, 2015 12:01
The identities and personal details of young men caught dodging the draft will be posted on the Internet from January next year.
The Military Manpower Administration on Thursday said their age, address and reasons for dodging the mandatory military service will also be revealed.
An 11-member panel of outside experts and officials will decide which identities will be revealed after giving them a chance to explain themselves.
But men who are unable to complete their mandatory military service due to illness, imprisonment or for other good reasons have nothing to fear.
A total of 5,197 people have avoided the draft over the past five years, including 3,140 conscientious objectors.
The MMA said draft candidates who were granted special status due to their athletic or artistic abilities must complete the mandatory 544 hours of volunteer service during their 34-month service.
The volunteer service includes performing for or teaching children from low-income families and participating in charity campaigns. If they fail to do so, their military service will be extended until the required hours are met.
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