Singapore Govt wants to give NSmen more benefits, Women’s Organisation, AWARE disagrees
SINGAPORE – In a information report in the present day, Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen stated that the Defence Ministry is contemplating giving extra recognition to NSmen by giving us a much bigger stake within the nation, comparable to within the areas of housing, healthcare and schooling.
Ask any Singaporean males and they’ll inform you that is lengthy overdue.
Two years of full-time NS and over 10 years of “half-time” NS (reservist) is a very long time to maintain sacrificing, particularly in a rustic the place Singapore-born males who need to serve NS are a minority in comparison with our feminine and overseas-born counterparts who shouldn’t have to serve.
Singapore’s ladies advocacy group, AWARE, disagrees.
This is what they posted on their Facebook web page, in reply to the Defence Minister’s feedback:
“Every individual deserves entry to housing, schooling and healthcare, as a result of these are primary necessities for human sustenance and social participation. AWARE disagrees strongly with any hyperlink between help for elementary wants and an individual’s standing as an NSman, particularly when the army will not be appropriate for many individuals, no matter their gender. AWARE has lengthy maintained that army service shouldn’t be held up as the only gold commonplace of citizen belonging – an strategy which this proposal threatens to accentuate, creating totally different tiers of individuals with totally different social entitlements and price.”
Alvin from alvinology additionally commented:
“My good good friend Siti is given a cake by our neighbour as a result of she helped to clear the trash for him for 2 years. Siti don’t like clearing the trash, however she did so out of a way of obligation. The cake is to reward her for her work. I didn’t do any work, however I went round telling the entire neighbourhood that Siti don’t deserve the cake. It must be given to everybody, together with me (however in fact, I don’t actually need to clear my neighbour’s trash, I simply need the cake).
“Fair? Well, that is what AWARE seems to be saying.
“A case of bitter grapes.
“Should I oppose the Pioneer Generation Package as a result of I am not within the age bracket to obtain it?
“Before opposing this transfer to offer higher recognition to NSmen for our contributions, AWARE ought to name for the federal government to permit ladies to serve NS first within the identify of gender equality. After that then we speak concerning the cake.
“Why don’t AWARE do a ballot and see what number of ladies and foreigners are prepared to serve NS and reservist in return for all of the ‘fantastic advantages’ Singaporean males are getting out of it?”