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Thread: MP Hri Kumar proposes National Defence Duty for PRs and foreigners

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tualan View Post
    This wayang was mooted after the result of PE BE.
    Kumar is tasked to test water. Don't think he is the kind to speak loosely on such a major issue. If mindef and PMO remains silent for a few more days, then confirm Kumar is speaking for his master.

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    25 percent tax on gross income or $50k tax whichever is higher is a good start to get aliens and PR to pay. Only those aliens who really love sinkapore will stay on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchman8 View Post
    Kumar is tasked to test water. Don't think he is the kind to speak loosely on such a major issue. If mindef and PMO remains silent for a few more days, then confirm Kumar is speaking for his master.
    He should know his fate if he suggested this without the consent of BB. He is not that stupid to risk his 15K monthly allowance.

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    Better than getting vouchers loh... www.ns45.safra.sg

    Poor NSmen... Wonder which unit will be on standby this Saturday!
    Life is about Payroll and Claims - $$$

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    Mr Kumar's suggestion reinforces the mindset that money can buy your way out of things, which is extremely bad. I concur with all bros here who have suggested viable alternatives to military service as NS.

    Gong Hei Fatt Choy.

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    i hv known of expats who only hv daughters. N some who are so rich to send their sons
    to Ang Mo shools here N on to US/UK thereafter. N maybe back here again as expat in
    work life. These ppl hv it so good n so convenient here that NOTHING can be done.
    But surely Govt can come up with some measures if they really want to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchman8 View Post
    Kumar is tasked to test water. Don't think he is the kind to speak loosely on such a major issue. If mindef and PMO remains silent for a few more days, then confirm Kumar is speaking for his master.
    I agree with you.

    The pap is trying to find a way out to lessen the people's anger

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchman8 View Post
    National service need not mean defence and holding weapons. Nursing, ceremonial guard duties, national day parades etc can be part of national service. Unarmed neighbourhood watch, police post duties etc. Even doing security checks in MRT can be designated as national service.
    including delivering babies

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    Quote Originally Posted by TracyTan866 View Post
    I agree with you.

    The pap is trying to find a way out to lessen the people's anger
    As usual they continue to not understand the root of the anger...to them it is all about $$$...every single policy
    initiated by them is based on $$$ viz baby bonus, COE, maid levies, foreign worker levies, Additional Buyer and Seller stamp duty, ERP....etc etc They think that every one can be motivated by $$$ ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhoven View Post
    As usual they continue to not understand the root of the anger...to them it is all about $$$...every single policy
    initiated by them is based on $$$ viz baby bonus, COE, maid levies, foreign worker levies, Additional Buyer and Seller stamp duty, ERP....etc etc They think that every one can be motivated by $$$ ....
    At the end of day, it is to a large extend, about money. Opportunity cost to all male sinkies has to be properly compensated, over and above the privileges of citizenship.

    Why pap is reluctant to pay proper salaries to NSF is because of difficulties attracting SAF sign on. So pap is still trying to penalize foreigners to level the inequality.

    Pap also need to address the difficulties for sinkie men to compete in private sector jobs due to ICT.

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