Why doesn’t PM ask New Citizen Raj why he planned to ensure his son avoids NS?
This is what I wrote about New Citizen Raj sometime back:
An Indian former FT who prefers international schools is new citizen, Raj, originally from India. During an interview with TOC [Link], Raj revealed that only he in the family has converted to Singapore citizenship. His wife and daughter remain PRs and his son is on a student pass.
Raj said that if his son was a PR, he would need to serve NS. He preferred to “let his son decide if he wanted to put his roots down in Singapore or go back to India when he turns 21″.
The benefit of having his son on a student pass is that his son can always work in Singapore later as a “foreign talent” and eventually become a PR himself. He will not be considered a second-generation PR since he was not sponsored by his parents in the first place. A second-generation PR who gives up his PR is barred from working in Singapore.
Why the loop-hole, and why hasn’t it been closed? It must be commonly used for this FT to talk publicly about it, is my guess
Now, I RODed in the 70s, am a bachelor and I don’t have children, but I’m upset at this loop-hole. Imagine the anguish of a parent whose son died while doing NS if he finds out that its so easy for new citizens and PRs to avoid legally NS?
My understanding is that this loophole still exists and is still being exploited. Why?
My neighbour’s son has juz finished BMT. He is a second generation NS man. And P Ravi’s son is going into NS soon
Why should they do NS to defend New Citizen Raj and his family? Because he like them are ethnic Indians? When their dads and I did NS, we were defending S’poreans, not Foreign Trashes like New Citizen Raj who use our flag to clean their behinds.
And this is unacceptable (lifted from TOC)
“NO ENTRY TO ALL NDP UNIFORM PERSONNEL”
The words “ALL NDP UNIFORM PERSONNEL” were also underscored and emphasised.
The notice was signed off, also in capital letters:
‘BY ORDER OF THE MANAGEMENT, LEISURE PARK KALLANG”
Btw, those of us opposed to the PAP’s continued hegemony and anti-PAP activists andcybernuts have one invaluable friend in the pAP: Ah Loong himself?
His recent comments on various topics will have upset the swing voters. More soon.
The following lament by the Thai PM to the feisty Thai media sounds familar?
“No one writes about what I have done,” he said, “or when they do, they write so little.”
Sounds like our PM, Khaw, ESM or any PAPpy complaining about new media (including social media)
But they can console themselves with this:”Things will be the same.”*
Sadly for the cybernuts and their heroes Meng Seng, S/o JBJ, Roy etc etc , this is not true here: “You have disrupted and brought down the whole system.”. Here the cybernuts and their heroes provide comic relief from the spin of the PAP.
This was preceded by “It doesn’t matter how many reforms or coups there are. There’s no point.”