OPINION: Concern over NS numbers - Seah Chiang Nee


The Star Online, 14 Sep 2013
Recently a government White Paper was passed in Parliament which approved the admission of more migrants to push for a 6.9 million population.
The trouble is that the vast majority of some 553,000 PRs are here to make money and will eventually leave. Unlike citizens, PRs do not have to enlist, but their children do.
Most parents, however, try various means to prevent their sons from becoming reservists.
The annual reservist recalled has for years placed Singaporean workers in a disadvantaged position when competing against women and foreigners, who are free from military service. Full story
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