04 Mar '11, 10am

S'porean men in two minds about women serving NS (via ST iPhone App)

S'porean men in two minds about women serving NS (via ST iPhone App)

Second Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen had replied, 'The Singapore Armed Forces will not draft women for national service because there are no operational needs to justify doing so.' -- ST PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG SINGAPOREAN men are divided in their opinions on whether women should volunteer for NS, according to an online poll conducted by The Straits Times on Thursday. When asked 'Would you be supportive of your daughter, wife or mother volunteering for NS?', 54 per cent of 1,300 respondents indicated 'No'. The poll was created in response to Nominated MP Viswa Sadasivan's call to let women volunteer for NS, made in Parliament earlier this week. Second Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen had replied: 'The Singapore Armed Forces will not draft women for national service because there are no operational needs to justify doing so.' On Facebook and Twitter, Straits Times readers deb...

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