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by NSproblems2018
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 5:39 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 5023

Re: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?

I am a US citizen and shouldnt be forced to do NS just to visit a country. Simple logic really. But I guess to you and the poster above, using a bit of logic=snowflake. Mad Scientist, at significant personal risk and cost, has provided many people on this forum with first hand knowledge and advice ...
by NSproblems2018
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 8:10 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 5023

Re: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?

Snowflake status. Wow no need for an attack here. I'm not special. But the fact is 1500 people are in my position over the last 10 years. I am a US citizen and shouldnt be forced to do NS just to visit a country. Simple logic really. But I guess to you and the poster above, using a bit of logic=sno...
by NSproblems2018
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:45 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 5023

Re: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?

Big difference. Ekawit Tangtrakarn "never" lived in Singapore. He was born in Thailand a at the age of one year, was registered as a Singaporean in Thailand as his mother is a Singaporean. This is why he lost his citizenship in 2015 as those who got their citizenship by registration have to take th...
by NSproblems2018
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 3:51 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 5023

Re: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?

This situation seems somewhat similar to mine described above, except I actually lived in SG for 9 years AND I did apply for a passport/NRIC (both basically never used). I am no longer a SG citizen. Could similar logic be applied to me? https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/thai-born-ns-def...
by NSproblems2018
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 7:25 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 5023

Re: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?

A 15 yo passport won't be biometric. Did you collect an NRIC (which requires fingerprinting)? If not - and this is not legal advice - it will be hard to match you even if you show up with a US passport in your birth name provided the place of birth does not show as Singapore. This is a good questio...
by NSproblems2018
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 1:56 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 5023

Re: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?

Singapore has been referred to as "Disneyland with the death penalty". Historically, it has been a one party state, with nominal/alleged democracy, and certainly a parliament that seems to rubber stamp the decisions of the ones really in power. Lee Kuan Yew ran Singapore with an iron fist, and if y...
by NSproblems2018
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 1:53 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 5023

Re: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?

You can live a full life without going near Singapore. Note that with the evidence being that Kwan might have used a different name on a US passport to come in that door is probably closing fast. Is your last Singapore passport a biometric one? I'm not sure (lass passport would've been registered 1...
by NSproblems2018
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 3:14 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 5023

Re: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?

This is a running issue. Your parents stuffed up. Grossly and negligently and criminally. Singapore's passport carries great value as due to the ceaseless and tireless efforts of the MFA it has almost the highest level of acceptance for entry world wide. That alone is a benefit. I don't know what y...
by NSproblems2018
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 3:13 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 5023

Re: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?

Thanks for the responses so far. So it sounds like my only option would be jail time+NS, is that correct? I think the only thing I'd add to the discussion here is that try to put yourself in the shoes of a true dual citizen (from birth) of SG+another country. SG's policies effective force dual citiz...
by NSproblems2018
Sat, 25 Aug 2018 3:51 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 5023

Can anything be done about my NS/deserter issues?

Hi everyone, To start off, I've read the incredibly informative article on this website as well as some of the forum posts regarding NS issues. I'm posting this on the forum due to the uniqueness of my situation and inquiring into whether more intelligent minds can opine on what my options are at th...

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