PR NS dodgers get free return subsequently
Read this over at a forum.
(From the Straits Times: "How will Singapore treat permanent residents (PRs) liable for NS who renounce their PR status and then want to return later?"
Each year, we recognise that some PRs may decide not to do NS and renounce their PR.
But each year, a substantial number of PRs answer the call and do serve NS. If we freely allow the return of those who have chosen not to do NS, we would also be unfair to those PRs who have answered the call of duty when they were asked to do so.
But they are freely allowing these c***s to freely return and take up residency and even citizenship.
They are doing nothing about this. This loophole is being used to the fullest.
I know almost 3 PR's who went to school here, enjoyed life here for 14 years and then siam NS.
Went overseas, studied and came back on Employment pass and then PR and citizenship.)
And another person posted this :
"hi i am one of these PRs, i came to singapore at 2 as PR, at 17 i renouce my PR and went abroad to study.after that i came back at 21 got a employment pass for 5 years, than i apply for PR again. i was accepted and did not have to do NS because the law says that if i work for 5 years in singapore under a employement pass, my NS requirement are relinquished.so clearly NS are for dum stinkees and not us superior FTs.what a wonderful country.i think i am the only guy in school who did not go NS.
thank you PAP.PR is better than citizenship.over my dead body will i be a citizen."
I think it goes to show the true problem with regard to NS. NS confers no benefit or advantage to the individual. As such nobody wants to serve. The PRs who do have an option clearly would choose not to serve AND they get away with it. AND they can return later and be CITIZENS!
I've asked this question before. Can I be Singapore PR instead of a citizen? The answer was never given but I was warned that I will have no passport and thus cannot travel internationally.
The NS issue goes much much deeper than we all realize.