We have been very proud to serve the country and every local bornt male has to serve, even Joseph Schooling could not avoid. We feel so proud of serving and even the 13 cycle of reserve which makes life difficult for us, we bite our tongue without much complain.
Today, Singapore is different, our ministers said Singapore belongs to all nationalities (except Singaporeans I believe). The new core he hinted is no longer Singaporeans but the third world foreigners they imported and will convert.
Many MPs and ministers are foreign bornt, never serve a day of National Service but given critical job in our cabinet to develop policies for Singaporeans. Do they actually understand what locals are going through?
They spent more than $400M annually funding foreigners studying in schools and universities. Of which, most do not have to serve NS even if they come at tender age, put through our system, strategically converted to PR after NS liability age. These foreign converted to PRs or new citizens are then arranged cushy jobs in ministries or GLCs. Maybe you think it is not true, you can walk in ministries, even Temasek or MINDEF related agencies to verify for yourself. Then we recently have a case of a new citizen and his son, second generation also avoided NS and straight into university, rather un-believeable.
Maybe the ministers are right after all, since Singapore belongs to all nationalities, it is only right other nationalities can be ministers or even PM or EP. Surely we will find minister from PRC, Philippines or Myanmar soon. Our parliament will become UN of ASEAN, or Dubai or Asia.
NS takes away 2 years of our prime time and lowly paid, after which we locals have to compete with millions of incoming foreigners imported for the same rice bowl. With such fierce competition, we are still obligated to find time to serve 13 cycles of reserve.
My question to you: Since Singapore belongs to all nationalities, why are these people given all the good of Singapore while you slog your prime 2 years away and 13 cycles of reserve?
Next question: Why don’t they fund locals and help us avoid NS instead? LOL This is probably a question you laugh…. with irony I hope.