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NG ENG HEN RUBBISHES ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF NS AND SHORTENING SERVICE DURATIONS

Speaking at an event on Thursday organised by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen spoke about the security-strategic landscape of the region, but also touched on local defence issues, such as the longstanding dispute over National Service duration. Dr Ng said that besides facilitating bonding between generations of men who go through NS together, the reason why Singaporeans still support NS is because it fulfills the basic and real need of defending Singapore from external threats.

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