25 Aug '11, 11am

PE: Tan Kin Lian to propose S$1,500 NS pay, if elected

PE: Tan Kin Lian to propose S$1,500 NS pay, if elected

SINGAPORE: Presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian on Thursday shared that if he were elected into office, he will propose a salary of about S$1,500 per month for men undergoing national service. This can be in the form of cash and CPF contribution. Full-time national servicemen currently receive between S$420 and S$1,270, depending on the rank and vocation. Mr Tan had previously called for national servicemen to be compensated more fairly for national service. He had suggested that they should receive an allowance similar to that of a regular soldier of the Singapore Armed Forces. Mr Tan also said that if elected, he will propose a pension of between S$500 and S$700 per month for Singaporeans aged between 75 and 80 years. That's because, he said, senior citizens of that age group usually do not have much money left in their bank accounts. Mr Tan was speaking to reporters at a...

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