This is my advise to anyone who wants to skip NS...sundaymorningstaple wrote:He also got the government to relook at the penalties for said offenses and now they are going to be much harder.......
The biggest way to cause the government to close a loophole or change the law is to use it and then brag about it in the open. Oops! another loophole closed.
Do it if, and only if, you can honestly say the following:-
(1) I do not want to be Singaporean; now or in the future.
(2) I do not feel that I owe any allegiance, loyalty or emotional attachment to the Republic of Singapore.
(3) I know for a fact that I can, or have already, secured permanent residency or citizenship in another nation.
(4) I do not ever want to live, work or even visit Singapore.
(5) I am comfortable with all of the above being permanent and irrevocable once I take the actions to flee the country.
If you answer yes to all the above. My advice is that you should go ahead -- plan and execute your escape.
If you do not want to be a citizen of a country, do not want to live in it, are not loyal to it in any way and have some place else to go, you should not serve in that country's military, you should go! You gain nothing out of serving and they gain nothing out of your contrived service.
If Singapore is smart, they shouldn't even want you in their military -- people like that are more likely to shoot their commanders or spy for the enemy than follow orders.
If Singapore is smart, they should simply say that any citizen who refuses to pledge allegiance and/or serve NS, and has PR or citizenship rights in another country will be expelled from the country and permanently barred from entry.
But they are not smart. So it is up to you to leave and never return.