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Probe of soldiers nears end

The Ministry of National Defense will finalize its investigation of soldiers serving with the Defense Media Agency, which specializes in promoting military works and encouraging soldiers.

“We will announce the result of the investigation next week and based on the findings we will also prepare some follow-up measures,” Wi Yong-sup, spokesperson of the ministry, said yesterday.

The exact date has not been set.

The investigation began after a local TV channel aired a report last month on inappropriate actions taken by celebrities who are serving their compulsory military duty.

Some of the “entertainment soldiers” were caught drinking and going to a massage parlor late at night after they had given a performance at an event marking the 63rd anniversary of the start of the Korean War on June 21.

Soon after the program was aired, the ministry started an internal investigation to learn more details about what had happened.

The probe was scheduled to be completed last week, but the deadline was extended.

By Lee Sun-min
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