23 Nov '11, 2am

1/3 of PRs would rather not serve NS. (See how I spun it instead?)

About 8,800 male foreigners, who became permanent residents (PRs) under the sponsorship of their parents, enlisted for and served national service (NS) over the last five years. -- PHOTO: MINDEF About 8,800 male foreigners, who became permanent residents (PRs) under the sponsorship of their parents, enlisted for and served national service (NS) over the last five years. Among them, about 6,100 took up Singapore citizenship subsequently, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Tuesday, in a written reply to Dr Lim Wee Kiak (Nee Soon GRC). Over the same period, some 4,200 foreigners, who had become PRs under the sponsorship of their parents, renounced their PR status prior to serving NS, said Dr Ng. These PRs were warned about the consequences of their action at the point of renouncing their PR status. 'Their failure to serve NS will be taken into account when they subsequently ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/Parliament/Story/STIStory_737...

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