Super Junior's Shindong notified for military enlistment
By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Another Super Junior member will be enlisting in the Korean military this year.
Shindong, 28, has been notified by Korea’s Military Manpower Administration (MMA) to enlist on March 31.
A representative from SM Entertainment, which manages the K-Pop star, had said that they are planning to request a postponement of the enlistment until June to give Shindong time to fulfill his showbiz commitments.
Shindong is currently hosting the radio program “Shim Shim Ta Pa” and the TV show “Beatles Code 3D.”
He will also emcee the MBC “Idol Dance Competition,” which will air in April.
Shindong would be the fifth member of Super Junior to enlist in the Korean military.
Kangin enlisted in 2010 and was discharged in 2012. Heechul followed in 2011 and was discharged in August last year.
Super Junior leader Leeteuk entered the military in 2012 and will be discharged in July this year.
Yesung enlisted in May last year and will be discharged next year.
Last month, Sungmin passed necessary screening to become a member of the Seoul Police promotional unit. Many consider this as a sign that he would also be enlisting in the military soon.
However, SM Entertainment said that there is no specific date for Sungmin’s enlistment yet.
Military service is a constitutional mandate for all Korean men. They are required to fulfill the service for at least two years.
Shindong debuted as member of Super Junior in 2005.