27 Dec '11, 12pm

Please share your views about the high percentage of permanent residents who give you their citizen to avoid...

this article in The Online Citizen , one in three permanent residents renounced their citizenship to avoid serving National Service. There is a suspicion that these renouncers might have subsequently been given favourable treatment in getting a place in our universities. If this suspicion is found to be true, it would make a mockery of the sacrifice that is being made by our male citizens in serving the country. I understand the difficulty faced by the Government in this difficult situation. They are keen to have more people become citizens or even to remain as permanent residents, rather than to lose them due to National Service. Regretfully, this difficult situation has been created by the Government due to its own inconsistent policies. A better approach would have been to make it a privilege to serve National Service. Many who had served National Service have said that...

Full article: http://tankinlian.blogspot.com/2011/12/national-service-f...

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