Friday, 25 January 2013 19:09 | By Oh, MiJung

Military PR Units No Longer to Receive Special Treatment

Ministry of National Defense clamps down on military PR unit leaves.

The Ministry of National Defense has stepped in to stop Defense Media Agency (DEMA) PR agents from receiving more leaves than the average soldier.

According to the Ministry of National Defense on January 24, the army has cut off leaves or other rewards usually given to PR agents following performances in outer events. It has also emphasized that the agency should give PR agents the same number of leaves that are given to the average soldier, stopping them from receiving special treatment.

Military PR Units No Longer to Receive Special Treatment

PR agents will also no longer be able to leave their unit alone even for work purposes. According to the new rules, PR agents must be accompanied by an executive whenever they must leave their unit, and they must return to their unit before 10:00 p.m.

When they are taken to another unit to perform in a military event, they must lodge within the unit or stay in welfare facilities, and they will be stopped from meeting outside civilians.

The new rules were put in place following a great public uproar that sparked from news that singer Rain used his leaves for personal means and meetings.

Photo credit: DEMA's official blog 'Harmony'

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