Not born here, but completed national service like every Singaporean son

Financial consultant Yan Jianfeng (left), 26, and software developer Phyo Myat Thu, 29, had served NS and are now Singapore citizens.
Financial consultant Yan Jianfeng (left), 26, and software developer Phyo Myat Thu, 29, had served NS and are now Singapore citizens.ST PHOTOS: KHALID BABA AND ARIFFIN JAMAR

SINGAPORE - National service (NS) is often viewed as a rite of passage for all males born here but full-time enlistment in Singapore also comprises thousands of foreign-born men.

The recent deaths of two 22-year-old permanent residents (PRs) in the midst of their NS have raised attention on this group.

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