Singapore pinoy PR: I want to be recognized as a Filipino and NS is not going to change that
Posted by temasektimes on June 2, 2012
In an interview with Channel News Asia on the sensitive issue of new citizens and PRs serving NS, Martin who is going to be enlisted in three years’ time said:
“I have adapted some Singapore traits…but I want to be a Filipino, I want to be recognized as a Filipino and NS is not going to change that for me.”
Martin felt it is fair that he is serving NS to give back to Singapore which has taken care of him.
Another Singapore PR James Du who had served NS admitted that it is a positive experience to mix with Singaporeans from all walks of life and to integrate in Singapore society.
However he does not think it is necessary to make NS mandatory for new citizens and PRs who are past the enlistment age as they will be too old by then and they will be contributing to Singapore in other ways as well.
Watch the interview below: