‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Sequel in Works With Jon M. Chu to Direct

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

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

The author whose book Crazy Rich Asians was adapted into a box office hit is wanted by Singapore for failing to report for military service, the Ministry of Defence has said.

"Mr Kevin Kwan failed to register for National Service (NS) in 1990, despite notices and letters sent to his overseas address". He also didn't have the right permit for a long term stay overseas, the Ministry said.

"Mr Kwan is therefore wanted for defaulting on his NS obligations", the ministry said in a statement.

His 1994 application to renounce his Singapore citizenship and a subsequent appeal had been rejected, the ministry said. If convicted of draft-dodging, Kwan faces a three-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $7,300 (S$10,000).

Now, I haven't read China Rich Girlfriend, but I know a sequel hook when I see one, and considering how obligatory Astrid's storyline felt in the film when compared to the original Crazy Rich Asians novel (which integrates Astrid into the main plot much more smoothly), it only makes sense that the next film will have a stronger focus on her.

Kwan's publicist has not yet responded to a CNN request for comment.

Male Singapore citizens are required to undergo two years of national service upon turning 18.

Amazon turned its ‘The Grand Tour’ TV series into a racing game
Each episode will feature exotic cars, locations including the Eboladrome test track, and challenges from each week's episode. While Amazon didn't list a solid release date, it's slated for release alongside the show's third season.

According to the Times, Mr Kwan grew up in Singapore but left the country at the age of 11 and now resides in the US. "Crazy Rich Asians" has been lauded as the first studio film in over 25 years since 1993's "Joy Luck Club" to feature a almost all Asian-American cast.

The story follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend's wedding in Singapore.

Are you excited to return to the opulent wealth of Singapore's ultra-wealthy with a familiar cast of lovable eccentrics?

Produced with the assistance of the Singapore Film Commission and the Singapore Tourism Board, state-owned media channels have been promoting the film relentlessly.

For the most part, those in the crowd loved what they saw.

Ranked one of the world's richest countries, Singapore is believed to have the world's fastest growing number of billionaires.

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