17 Aug '11, 10pm

@pretzelbunny TKL suggested Girls should be offered to serve the community (service to the nation), got out of context

Are you proposing that girls and non-citizens should do national service? REPLY My preference is for our male citizens to be given a higher allowance for their full time National Service, similar to the salary that is paid to a full time soldier. Part of this increase in allowance can be contributed to their CPF account. Another alternative is to give a higher housing grant to a person who has completed full time National Service. This can be an amount that compensates them adequately for the two years of time that is spent in National Service, and also for the disadvantage in starting work later. An amount of $30,000 may be suitable. There is already an existing scheme where the Governments provide a housing grant for first time applicants to buy a flat. This housing grant should be given differentiated between those who have or have not served National Service. We can al...

Full article: http://tankinlian.blogspot.com/2011/08/national-service.html

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