Can NSFs engage in part-time work?

Reader Loh Ping Shun wanted to know if full-time national servicemen (NSFs) can engage in part-time work outside of their NS duties.

Reporter Calvin Yang finds out.

According to the Ministry of Defence, they cannot do so.

NSFs are not allowed to undertake salaried or contract employment, or run a business while serving their full-time national service commitments. But those whose families face financial hardship may apply for financial assistance grants. They should also approach their respective units for further assistance.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2016, with the headline 'Can NSFs engage in part-time work?'. Print Edition | Subscribe