OPINION: Instead of NS, consider a ‘National Social Service’

Yahoo! News Singapore, 21 Dec 2012
Instead of Singaporean males preparing for war against supposed hostile Muslim neighbours, all 18-year old Singaporeans must spend six months helping the less fortunate, both in Singapore and in the immediate region.
NSS is not Summer Camp. Recruits will work long hours on real projects with defined deliverables and performance assessments. These projects could range from assistance to disadvantaged children in Singapore to reconstruction work in post-tsunami Aceh. Discipline, integrity, hard work and team work must be emphasised. Law and order should not be compromised. Full story