15 Oct '11, 2pm

Preferential treatment during National Service?

Preferential treatment during National Service?

SINGAPORE: The Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Defence intends to raise in Parliament several defence-related issues highlighted in public recently. In addition to points in the Defence Ministry's addendum, the GPC will raise issues like perceived preferential treatment during National Service (NS), deferment and disruption policies as well as concerns that children of new citizens or permanent residents give up their citizenship to evade NS. The chairman of GPC for Defence, Dr Lim Wee Kiak, told Channel NewsAsia that for next week's Parliament sitting, he has filed a question on perceived preferential treatment during NS - something highlighted during the recent Presidential Election. He has asked Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen to "clear the air" on the matter related to Dr Patrick Tan's prolonged disruption from NS. Dr Patrick Tan is President Tony Tan Keng Yam...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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