Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan defaulted on his NS obligations: Mindef

23 August, 2018, 01:17 | Author: Courtney Perry
  • This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Michelle Yeoh from left Henry Golding and Constance Wu in a scene from the film

The country's Ministry of Defence has said the Crazy Rich Asians author is wanted for failing to report for military service.

When contacted by Yahoo News Singapore, Mindef confirmed its statement to ST wherein it said that Kwan failed to register for national service in 1990 despite repeated notices to his overseas address, and that he stayed abroad without a valid exit permit.

All Singapore men are required to serve two years of national service in the army, police or civil defense after the age of 18.

Kevin Kwan, author of the 2013 book and an executive producer of the film, was notably absent from the Singapore premier of the romantic comedy on Tuesday. If convicted of draft-dodging, Kwan faces a three-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $7,300 (S$10,000).

"In 1994, his application and subsequent appeal to renounce his Singapore citizenship without serving NS were rejected".


Kwan has yet to comment on the claim.

Singapore's ultra-wealthy often lead more conservative, low-key existences than their peers in other parts of Asia.

Kwan has lived in the United States since about 1990. In an interview with ST past year, he has said he himself is not a insane rich Asian but that he comes from a well-connected family. With a target on her back, she has to fend off catty socialites and hold her own against Nick's domineering mother (Michelle Yeoh) while remaining true to herself.

IN the hit Hollywood movie Crazy Rich Asians, Singapore's super-rich drive Ferraris and Lamborghinis, travel on private jets, and party on a container ship transformed into a nightclub at sea.

Audiences are expected to be good for the movie in a number of Asian markets but the pic isn't without its critics of how Singapore and Singaporeans are portrayed.

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