Kudos to ST for publishing this letter.
Unlikely will release full details of deferment criteria because doing so will remove “wiggle room” that allows the sons of PAP “big shots” to be given preferential treatment. MINDEF might also release some information on the subject but would called it guidelines instead strict criteria. This would also give it the flexibility to provide exemptions for the “big shots’” sons. Singaporeans need to understand that on NS the PAP (Power and Privilege) elite can write their own ticket.