An idiot who attacked me personally and said that without NS, Singapore will be in big trouble. This idiot can only think in "black and white", all or nothing. I have deleted his view and banned him.
Here is my view. We need a strong military service, but that can be achieved by a professional army.
We may need conscription, but it can be done within one year, like in most countries. We should not be wasting two years full time and another 10 years of reservists duty.
We are over doing this NS obligation. Times have changed since 1965.
If that idiot expressed his view without making a personal attack, it is all right. But idiots do not know how to be polite or sensible.
Some people think that National Service has done good for them. I do not dispute their view. It is their view, and they are entitled to it. But they should not impose this view on many other people who feel that NS, full time and reservists, has been harmful to their career and family life. We need to see issues from a wider perspective.