Category Archives: NS

If National Service is vital for Singapore’s future, ministerial pay formula should also apply to NSF allowance

President Halimah recently asked Singaporeans to support national servicemen because “National Service is vital for Singapore’s future”. CNA But while Singaporeans, especially parents of NSFs, do give our support, the government doesn’t seem to be supportive, ie NSFs continue to be paid peanuts. The … Continue reading

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Increasing jail terms of National Service defaulters defies common sense

Singapore’s High Court has increased the jail terms of 3 NS defaulters in a landmark judgement CNA for reasons which defy common sense. The first case involved defaulter Ang Lee Thye who had left Singapore at the age of 14 … Continue reading

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20160706 Reducing NS to 1 year a win-win situation

I refer to “Pre-enlistees entering national service from 2017 can indicate vocation of choice”. This is another wayang which does nothing to address issues faced by Singaporean males. NSFs appear to have been given a choice but the most important … Continue reading

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20160627 “Servicemen hail free insurance” an insult to common sense

Ah Kow: Wa lau eh, this Shitty Times really dare to insult our common sense man. Ahmad: Bro, what you talking about? Ah Kow: They talk about Singaporean sons cheering the new insurance coverage in this article “Servicemen hail free … Continue reading

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20160626 NS insurance coverage 49 years late, NSFs unmotivated by self-serving PAP leaders and policies

Below is an imaginary email to the government by an intelligent (not book smart) NSF. Dear Leeder I would like to thank the government for ‘finally getting free insurance’ after 49 years but am unable to because this has happened … Continue reading

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