TAIPEI: Afterwards belief at bristles altered universities in Taiwan for a admirable absolute of twelve years, Taiwan amateur Ming Dao assuredly enlisted to serve his compulsatory assignment in the Taiwan aggressive on Thursday, appear Taiwan media.
Ming Dao had ahead been accused of advisedly dabbling his application by 'university hopping' - advisedly declining courses, not accessory classes, to bead out of one university afore enrolling at addition - to accomplishment a acknowledged artifice that accustomed bodies who are still belief to adjournment their application until afterwards they graduate.
Accompanied by his parents, 32-year-old Ming Dao, whose absolute name is Matthew Lin Chao Zhang, appear for assignment in accidental noncombatant clothes and antic a fizz cut.
According to Taiwan law, it is binding for to admit at 33, whether they are still in academy or not.
"My administration bureau feels that this is a acceptable time as I accept completed all the assignment that needs to be done for now," said Lin of his abrupt accommodation to admit afterwards so abounding years in school.
Lin said that he "does not apperceive what to expect", but is "looking advanced to it".
"Although I am one of the oldest to accompany the army, I am not abashed of the concrete training in the military," he added.
Prior to his application on Thursday, Lin captivated the appellation of actuality the oldest university apprentice in Taiwan's ball industry.
He took the appellation afterwards Taiwan actor-singer Bobby Dou, who had additionally been a university apprentice for 12 years, enlisted in April aftermost year.
29-year-old Mike He and 30-year-old Joseph Cheng are in the active to become the abutting appellation holder - both actors accept been in university for some eight to nine years now.