‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Author Kevin Kwan Wanted in Singapore for Dodging Military Service
“Crazy Rich Asians” author Kevin Kwan is wanted in his native Singapore for allegedly defaulting on the state’s mandatory military service.
In a statement on Wednesday, Singapore’s Ministry of Defence said that Kwan avoided national service, stayed overseas without the required exit permit and failed in his attempt to renounce his citizenship in 1994.
Kwan reportedly left Singapore at the age of 11 and has lived in the U.S. since 1990.
“Mr Kevin Kwan failed to register for National Service (NS) in 1990, despite notices and letters sent to his overseas address. He also stayed overseas without a valid exit permit. Mr Kwan is therefore wanted for defaulting on his NS obligations,” the statement reads.
“In 1994, his application and subsequent appeal to renounce his Singapore citizenship without serving NS were rejected.”
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