8/7/2014 4:14:37 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Permanent Residents (PRs) who fail to register or enlist for National Service (NS) face serious consequences, said a report by Channel News Asia.
In a written Parliamentary reply, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said that these PRs have committed an offence under the Enlistment Act. He added that if convicted the NS defaulters would either have to pay fine or face a jail term.
Responding to a question by Nominated Member of Parliament Eugene Tan, the Minister said those who renounce their PR status before serving their NS liability face serious consequences when they apply for work and study. He added that the policy has been progressively tightened such that no NS-liable PR who renounced his PR status in the last decade has been granted approval for work or study.
For former PRs who fail to serve NS, any immediate or future applications for renewal of their parents' and immediate family members' Re-Entry Permits may be adversely affected, including curtailment of the Re-Entry Permit, the news report said.