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Ng Eng Hen: NS to be shortened by a few weeks at most

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will be employing more regulars as full-time trainers of National Servicemen to make training more effective, efficient and possibly shorter, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen in Parliament today (March 6). As many as 1,100 more regulars could be hired to fill this vital role. This will increase the proportion of professional regular trainers in Basic Military Training Centre to about one in three trainers, down from the current one in six.“Let me quickly quell unrealistic expectations,” he added. “The time savings will be a few weeks at most, if any. We are not making no promises here as the Army has to study many details to ensure that we can continue to generate operationally ready units.”

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12 classic people you meet in BMT

If you thought you’ve seen it all in your eventful 18-year life, wait till you join the army. The three months in BMT will expose you to all sorts of people you never thought existed.

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Former presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian calls for NS to be shortened to a year

Tan Kin Lian, a candidate at the 2011 Presidential Election, has called for national service (NS) to be shortened from the current two years to a year.In an online petition posted three days ago, the former CEO of NTUC Income also called on the government to reduce the call-up for reservist and remedial training. The petition has gathered close to 900 signatures as of Sunday morning. His goal is to hit 10,000 signatures. While Tan acknowledged that national defence is important for Singapore, he said the government should review the approach to “make sure that the budget and resources are effectively used to produce the desired outcome”.

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NS FOR GIRLS: ARE YOU SERIOUS?

Fellow Singaporeans, I urge you not to fall into the government's trap. I will make this short. The government mouthpiece recently suggested women serving National Service. let me tell you now that that is the MOST STUPID SUGGESTION ever. It is even more stupid than the Eugenics scheme LKY came up with.

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SOUTH KOREA JAILS HUNDREDS FOR REFUSING TO SERVE NS

The young dentist was uncuffed and led to his seat in the courtroom. A few rows back, his mother watched motionlessly, her hands gently clasped together as if in prayer. Jeon Seong Jin is being punished for a crime that is not a crime at all in most of the world. A Jehovah’s Witness, he has refused to become a soldier in South Korea, where all able-bodied male citizens are required to serve about 21 months in the army.

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