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24 Jan 2019  (734 Views) 
Ministry of Defense

Review our approach towards National Service
Following the recent death of NS men, some people have called for abolishing national service. They asked - do we still need national service?

My reply is - we do not need to make a drastic change. We should not swing from one end to another. 

Here is what we can do:

a) Full time NS to be one year
b) Reservist duty to be 3 years.

This follows the practice of most countries. 

It is not the worst case, but we do not need to be the worst case.

We can have a credible defence without spending too much money and harming the future of our young men.

Tan Kin Lian

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