Se7en, Mighty Mouth′s Sangchoo and Other Former PR Agents to be Denied Preferential Treatment
Se7en and Sangchoo will be treated like every other soldier once they′re released from the guardhouse, or army jail.
A rep from the spokesperson′s office of the Ministry of National Defense told enews, "The soldier to be put under disciplinary detention will be transferred to a new unit on August 1, and the other seven soldiers with more severe punishments will be moved after they′re released from the guardhouse. It hasn′t been decided yet on what posts they′ll be assigned to or what units they′ll be sent to, but what′s certain is that there will be no preferential treatment. They will all serve as ordinary soldiers with the others."
On what posts the former PR agents will mostly be assigned to, the rep said, "Actually, the PR agents weren′t given specialty numbers (numbers given to soldiers based on their specialties). That will be decided on once the time comes to move them to their new units after their release."
"That decision lies not on the Ministry of National Defense, but on the army headquarters. What is certain is that they will all be trained and treated like other ordinary soldiers," the rep finished.
Se7en and Sangchoo came under fire for drinking and visiting massage parlors in casual wear during their service. They were both admitted to the guardhouse on July 25, and will be released on August 3.
The PR unit was closed down after 16 years of being active in the army.
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