NSFs given useless certificates from WSQ

Full-time national service conscripts (NSFs) will be given useless certificates from the Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ), that accredit "skills" like "leadership", "teamwork" and "effective...

Minister Ng Eng Hen: National Service defines Singaporean identity

Speaking to new recruits in the 50th anniversary of the Singapore Armed Force (SAF) at Pulau Tekong, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen ramp up...

High Court: Deceased NSF family not allowed to sue SAF despite safety breach

Despite having found breaching safety regulations, the Singapore High Court ruled that the family of the deceased National Serviceman (NSF), Private Dominique Sarron Lee, will not...

New Zealand-Singapore dual citizen: National Service is a waste of time

A 19-year-old New Zealand-Singapore dual citizen is demanded by the Singapore government to serve National Service or face jail sentence up to 2 years....

Study: Malays and Males are least likely to enter elite JCs

An inequality study conducted by a National University of Singapore sociologist and an economist from the University of Melbourne found that Malay and male...

Filipino NSF commit suicide after quarrel with brother

A 19-year-old Singaporean Permanent Resident Filipino who is serving National Service full time jumped off at an unreported level from HDB block 428 at...

SAF succumb to public pressure, waive off S$22,000 legal fees for deceased NSF family

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the two defendants who were demanding S$22,000 total of legal fees from the deceased NSF family will be...

Singapore conscripts allowed to “express interest” in vocations they prefer

Following conscription system of South Korea, the Singapore army finally allowed its conscripts to "express interest" in vocations which they prefer. However, the army...

Olympic Gold Medalist Joseph Schooling: Singapore is “super hard” to live in and train

In an interview with AFP, Singapore's only Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling announced that he is leaving Singapore to train in US. The 21-year-old...

Singaporean jailed 2 months for helping others taking IPPT tests

A 38-year-old Singaporean, Kho Puay Meng, was sentenced to 2 months jail today (Sep 13) for helping other National Service conscripts take their physical...

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