NS deferment: It's all about equity

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National service is the cornerstone of Singapore's defence and security. In serving NS at 18 as military conscripts, Singaporean young men put on hold personal pursuits and aspirations.

Sometimes, they request deferment. This issue of long-term NS deferment was the focus of several parliamentary questions at Monday's Parliament sitting.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 09, 2018, with the headline 'NS deferment: It's all about equity'. Subscribe