06 Feb '12, 12pm

This 18-year-old foreign-born citizen does not want to serve National Service

Run away to Malaysia? Philip is not a citizen of Malaysia. Even if, for argument’s sake, he has permanent resident status there, he remains a citizen of Singapore. If eh needs to travel, he can only travel on a Singapore passport so if he absconds from his NS obligations, he can pretty much say goodbye to renewing his Singapore passport which means he will be stuck in Malaysia until and unless he qualifies for another country’s citizenship, his best bet being the Phillipines since his mother is a citizen there. Even then, he will still be classified as a defaulter and will need to be very careful about even transiting in Changi. Not a very enticing prospect if you ask me as Changi is a major transport hub in the region. Conclusion, just suck it up and serve, Philip. If you are in the mood to blame someone, blame your parents for not having thought through the whole migrati...

Full article: http://www.transitioning.org/2011/11/12/18-year-old-forei...

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