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3000 New Citizens

Postby ksl » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 1:07 am


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Re: 3000 New Citizens

Postby JR8 » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 6:49 am

ksl wrote:Happy days are here again! :lol:

http://news.xin.msn.com/en/singapore/ar ... id=4342741


Joy of joys...

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 8:11 am

Good stuff. Unless you are a cynic.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 9:01 am

Oh man, if I were a stand-up comic, there's loads of new material in there.

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Postby 4hour » Thu, 23 Sep 2010 5:45 pm

I heard that these new citizen are exempted from 2-year-NS even though they are under 35 yo. Anybody know whether they are still required to do reservist training each year?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Sep 2010 5:55 pm

The odds are that they are former PR's who where given PR on the PTS scheme. If that is the case, then they would have been exempted from NS. First Gen PR's - obviously taking up citizenship would not incur NS as it wouldn't make sense to make a new citizen lose his job to go into NS regardless of his age. However, if in the new citizen family there happen to be male children, then yes, they will be required, as new citizens, when they reach that age, to do NS just as they would have been required to do as PR's.

So, in answer to your latter question, no, they wouldn't need to do reservist training. Be pretty dangerous having them do reservists training with no military training to start with, don't you think?

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Postby 4hour » Thu, 23 Sep 2010 6:22 pm

I was under thought that once they are Citizen they lose their 1st generation PTS PR status. :???:

But clearly nobody would want to be SG citizen if they have to lose their job and do 2 year NS !

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Postby FaeLLe » Fri, 15 Oct 2010 3:57 pm

My manager was one of these 3000...... he missed the event so did not get his IC in hand.... got his passport beforehand though!

Has to pick IC up at the next one I guess.

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Postby carlsum1986 » Fri, 15 Oct 2010 4:33 pm

yea my boss was part of this too.....he had the passport like a month or two before just didnt get his ic till the event....

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 15 Oct 2010 4:39 pm

my boss still turns down the citizenship offer. to him, he doesn't see the advantage of giving up his citizenship for a singaporean one.

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Postby FaeLLe » Fri, 15 Oct 2010 4:41 pm

nakatago wrote:my boss still turns down the citizenship offer. to him, he doesn't see the advantage of giving up his citizenship for a singaporean one.


I heard now that a target userbase of PR's are getting letters to apply for citizenship or risk losing PR (cause REP wont renew)....

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 15 Oct 2010 4:50 pm

FaeLLe wrote:
nakatago wrote:my boss still turns down the citizenship offer. to him, he doesn't see the advantage of giving up his citizenship for a singaporean one.


I heard now that a target userbase of PR's are getting letters to apply for citizenship or risk losing PR (cause REP wont renew)....


hasn't that been discussed before? it basically boils down to a whole lot of contradictions from the gubmint. DEY TUK OUR JERBS!

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Postby carlsum1986 » Fri, 15 Oct 2010 5:15 pm

nakatago wrote:my boss still turns down the citizenship offer. to him, he doesn't see the advantage of giving up his citizenship for a singaporean one.


yea that is very true...my boss only took it cause his daughter pressured him into taking it so that she can enjoy the benefits of subsidy and some schemes that are related to education, i have no idea what they are he just mentions it.......

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 15 Oct 2010 6:13 pm

nakatago wrote:my boss still turns down the citizenship offer. to him, he doesn't see the advantage of giving up his citizenship for a singaporean one.

You mean as his principle or he got another offer after rejecting the first?

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 15 Oct 2010 8:37 pm

x9200 wrote:
nakatago wrote:my boss still turns down the citizenship offer. to him, he doesn't see the advantage of giving up his citizenship for a singaporean one.

You mean as his principle or he got another offer after rejecting the first?


no other offer. he just doesn't see it's worth it to give up his citizenship for a singaporean one.


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