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Do I need to serve army?

Postby modonaut » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 4:01 pm

Hi guys,

I am 25 yrs old male, from Malaysia.
I studied in Singapore since primary 1 and all along, I was identified as foreigner and using Fin no.

And then, I graduated from local University 2 years ago...got myself a job and PR status.

Right now, I have decided to go for conversion to Singaporean.
But what puzzles me is the question of whether I need to serve for NS?

It would be hell for me if I were to resign from my current job and bond 2 years with the army.

I would like to seek option from anyone who had the same situation as me.

Thank you

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Re: Do I need to serve army?

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 4:43 pm

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Postby modonaut » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 4:49 pm

Yes I was born here.
But I wasn't granted citizenship or PR because both my parents were not PR all along.
So now I was considered 1st generation PR.

From your reply, I assume that MINDEF would consider PR who is 2nd generation rather than those who is 1st generation PR regardless of what age group you are?

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Re: Do I need to serve army?

Postby Mad Scientist » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 5:13 pm

ecureilx wrote:
modonaut wrote:Hi guys,


If you got your PR before 18 as a second generation PR - then you would have been asked to serve NS

If you were born here, then it is a different case

Maybe Mad Scientist can clarify .. My exposure is limited ...


I am sorry I cannot provide you this info as my information is likely to mislead others and much worse than you ecurelix. Ask this nick pacads, he seems to know a lot more
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Postby modonaut » Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:04 am

Thanks. I will PM him right now:)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:55 am

modonaut wrote:Thanks. I will PM him right now:)


Talk about clueless.... :o :roll:


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