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On National Service – Part 2

Since my previous posts on National Service generated so much attention, I feel obliged to blog about the recent slew of news from the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF). To recap on the conversations, read my previous posts: On Alex Liang, a Singaporean who gave up his Singapore citizenship On National Service Blogger slammed for calling NS a “slavery system”? Dr Lim Wee Kiak: Serving two years NS privilege belongs to Singaporeans On Joseph Schooling’s NS Deferment The government has granted Singapore top swimmer, Joseph Schooling’s request to defer his National Service obligation, enabling the 18-year-old to focus on training until after the 2016 Olympics. He is due for enlistment in 2014 but has been granted deferment until 31 August 2016. I think this is the first time such a deferment has been granted and I applaud MINDEF for making this decision. I am very happy for School...

Full article: http://alvinology.com/2013/10/24/on-national-service-part-2/

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