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SGn born Kiwi, faces jail re: 'NS avoidance'

Postby JR8 » Sun, 24 Jan 2016 9:11 pm

'Singapore-born New Zealand teenager faces fine, jail as he seeks to avoid national service call-up'

I won't quote the article (copyright etc) but it might be an interesting x-ref for some others. The article is in the Straits Times today, and I'm sure Google can retrieve it from the above headline.
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Re: RE: SGn born Kiwi, faces jail re: 'NS avoidance'

Postby ecureilx » Sun, 24 Jan 2016 10:43 pm

JR8 wrote:'Singapore-born New Zealand teenager faces fine, jail as he seeks to avoid national service call-up'

I won't quote the article (copyright etc) but it might be an interesting x-ref for some others. The article is in the Straits Times today, and I'm sure Google can retrieve it from the above headline.

Saw it on stuff.co.nz also. Or maybe that's the source.

The father was a NZDF guy. And most of the comments aren't in support of the father's stunts.

One even went on to say the father knowingly is pushing his luck as apparently the briefing docs for NZDF folks posted in Singapore clearly states the repercussion of not having given up child's SG citizenship early.

And another was wondering what the kid will do after serving NS, if Singapore invaded New Zealand

Correction: here's the link and that's what Asia1 also quoted.

The Comments are more entertaining.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7618300 ... -and-fines

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Re: SGn born Kiwi, faces jail re: 'NS avoidance'

Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:23 pm

I'm curious why the younger brother got the deferment but not this one. Seems like the parents applied too late. The article linked seems to be missing some pertinent details.

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Re: SGn born Kiwi, faces jail re: 'NS avoidance'

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:52 pm

In all probability, the older son was already past the age of 13 when they realized that they had not requested for a deferment in a timely matter for the elder son. After that, the SG Govt decided to make an example of him because the parents did not follow protocol (whether knowingly or not is another story. I'm inclined to think the parents weren't aware of it. I still do not know if the father was a PR or not. If he wasn't, he wouldn't have known about it and it's likely the mother, even though a Singaporean, may not have known either (looking at the local press, it would seem very few Singaporeans know the situation in cases like that - we seem to be the only place where it's all in one place). Therefore they may well have found out too late. Where as the younger son, may still have been under the age of 11 when they found out the deadline for requesting deferments till 21, so his was timely submitted. Sucks, but there you go. We all know how vindictive the SG government can be.


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