Category Archives: NS

Mindeaf: Life of NSF/NSman is worth … not much

How much insurance coverage do NSFs/NSmen receive?  According to Mindeaf, not much really (image below). Image @ NSMatters How could the life of a Singaporean son be worth so little? Since safety is not an issue in the army and accidents/fatalities are rare, … Continue reading

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National Service: NSF allowance peanut but ministers are paid million-dollar salaries?

More Singaporeans are starting to question the need for National Service (NS) in its current almost-unchanged form for 5 decades. While there was a need for conscription in the initial years of our independence, an oversupply of NSFs led to PAP … Continue reading

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PAP ‘recognises’ efforts of NSFs/NSmen by channeling funds to GIC?

When it comes to money, PAP loves to ‘help’ by dishing out millions in CPF dollars, ultimately benefitting GIC.  Workfare is of course not the only example. In 2014, PAP introduced the NS Home Awards to recognize the efforts of … Continue reading

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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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20160402 Life of an NSF not worth $1 a day?

Mindef should issue an apology and pay fair compensation to the family of Dominique Lee. Stop rubbing salt into the wounds of Domique’s loved ones with half truths and motherhood statements. Period. Between 1994 and 1998, there were 21 deaths … Continue reading

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20160311 If a white horse had died, hypocrites who condoned SAF’s negligence would have sung a different tune

An NSF died while in service through the negligence of SAF officers. In any democratic country, the government would have punished those responsible, issued an apology and paid fair compensation to the victim’s family. This would have permitted closure for … Continue reading

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