Thinking of defaulting on your National Service (NS) liability? Or know somebody who’s trying to find a way to get out of NS?
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If you’re convicted under the Enlistment Act as an NS defaulter, you will be punished with:
A fine not exceeding S$10,000, or face A term of imprisonment not exceeding 36 months
Or depending on the decision of the Singapore High Court, you might even be smacked with BOTH.
According to a written parliamentary reply by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen back in 2018, there has been an average of about 350 National Service (NS) defaulters each year since 2008.
To be honest, that doesn’t really come as a surprise as every once in a while, we’ll read about certain NS default cases like Kevin Kwan (author of Crazy Rich Asians) and Ben Davis (Fulham footballer) in the news.
However, it does make you