I'll just leave you with "Good Luck" and I hope you are successful.[/quote]sundaymorningstaple wrote:
I will acknowledge that I misread some of your initial post above. However, the following two items seem pretty clear and "transparent" to me. They made the law. They are upholding it. Fair? That's another topic altogether. Clear and transparent? Very.
i.e. have not applied for an NRIC, extended their Singapore passport validity beyond the age of 11
Generally, those who left Singapore after the age of 11 will be deemed to have enjoyed the socio-economic benefits of Singapore. They will not be allowed to renounce their Singapore citizenship without fulfilling NS obligations.
It's puzzling how you can still misread my purpose here after so many posts. My son is 11 years old, and I have understood perfectly the Singapore law that was WRITTEN, and btw was changed many times:
one with raising the amount of bond to $75,000 PLUS $20,000 fine without enough notice for some who were caught in this situation
second with the change to age 13 last year thereby giving the govt clearance for an argument that those who left before age 11 would have 2 years, more than enough time to get another citizenship.
So, what's wrong with these changes (and who knows how many more to come)? You agree with me that it takes more than 2 years to plan for life decision issues and yet it is so easy for you to shake off the idea of humane consideration and respect by saying "Good Luck", this is the law. You have been in Singapore for so many years, and I wonder if that has anything to do with your failure to comprehend these implications...
But then again, reading your further posts confirms my impression about how off-key you are:
Politics aside but I have lived in the midwest for 8 years now (other States a few years before) and also traveled many countries. Never have I met so many well-respected army dads before, one whom I think is the smartest, is currently studying in my class. I find your statement to be offensively ignorant and cold.That's because the draft was mothballed in 1975 and we have a 100% voluntary army. These are the dregs of society that can't hold a job in civilian life or have a quirk for killing and maiming (in other words, sicko's) Obviously that is an overstatement but the numbers and problems kinda speaks for itself.
On the other hand, if every man jack has to serve at least you get a mix with educated people (who have some leadership capabilities) to control the rabble within the ranks.
Somebody asked why so many Singaporeans wanting to leave the country, I can't say for the other Singaporeans. For me, it is precisely the will of wanting to be able to choose how best to live my life and not be stuck with people who tells you to just accept what you've got!
SMS, you are a only paper tiger on this issue since no matter how long you've lived in Singapore, you are still just an expat. I don't blame you. You will never comprehend the 'thoughts and plans' from our govt of my culture, especially if you don't open your heart and 'see', I mean really open your eyes.
On the other hand, I also realized that my question will not get a respond as it is a tabooed one.