NS DEFAULTER SHOULD BE GIVEN HARSHER JAIL SENTENCES

Dear A.S.S. Editor

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I can never understand why there are still cases of people defaulting over their NS call ups. NS is not as tough and soul destroying as they used to be. Nowadays, new recruits are treated so well, I wonder if they eve know the meaning of tough training anymore.

The High Court's act of raising the jail terms of three NS defaulters yesterday was a totally good move. These defaulters should be told in no uncertain terms via their sentences that NS is not to be taken lightly, and that if they default, then the least they can expect is a jail term as long as the time they spent out of their obligatory National Service.

Only then will this serve as a deterrent to those who are thinking of taking the easy way out, default on their NS, serve a token jail time and pay the fine.

Chan SD

A.S.S. Contributor

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