The ROK Army Sends Bad Bad Boy Rain to His Room
~Cloud Cover by Terri :-}, Managing Editor
Well, Clouds, it could have been worse, right?
News reports streaming out of Asia are now reporting that Rain has been confined to his quarters, and to the military base, for one week starting tomorrow (which I think means 1/9/13, but I could totally be wrong as I’m a timezone flunky). He will spend that week reflecting on his actions and apologizing for them.
They also say that Rain didn’t really have much to say about the disciplinary committee’s decision. That was probably wise, seeing as how thousands of people all over Korea were calling for him to suffer much, much worse.
Even though the “nutizens” have been pretty quiet today, I predict we’ll hear from them again in the near future, though, because they don’t know how to quit. In the meantime, Ji-Hoon, we suggest you lay real low, be on your best behavior, and stay the hell away from your girlfriend–unless you’re off duty, of course.
‘Cause guess what? You’re in the Army now, dude. And they don’t play (at least not in public, they don’t).
YTN NEWS [English translation by 화니, at The Cloud]
Rain, who violated the decree on military service, is placed under a period of probation of one week.
Corporal ‘Jung Ji Hoon’ (singer Rain) who violated the decree on military service in the process of dating with his girl girlfriend while off the base for official military duties, has been placed under a period of probation of one week. The degree of the punishment for him is the lowest among ordinary private soldiers.
Therefore, corporal Jung must take time for self-examination by writing letters of apology, only in designated areas inside the Defense Media Agency where he belongs, for a week from tomorrow. He’ll sleep and eat in the same place as his soldier mates do, but he will be excluded from all the usual training schedules. He is alleged to have not raised any particular objection to their decision.
Before this, a Defense Ministry officer said, “Rain violated the degree on military service four times by moving alone not led by any military official in charge while off the base for official military duties and by not wearing his beret.