09 Jun '11, 1am

Keeping young people rooted in Singapore | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

From day one when you are born in Singapore, the idea of performing NS is imbued into the person and when you reached the age of eighteen, you begin a new phase of your life as a young adult, doing what is akin to a duty to your nation. Yet there are many people who comes into Singapore and then become PRs, waited for a number of years until they are no longer eligible to be drafted for NS, then apply to be Singaporeans and the surprise is that they get their wishes, without performing what tantamount to performing what is basically your duty to the nation. Some PR parents also send their children overseas just when they are due for NS 'for further studies' thus eluding NS while the parents remained behind and reap their 'rewards' from our system. Then in later years, these people come back and the whole cycle is repeated, thus gaining an unfair advantage over those who ha...

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