During this time, the citizen requires permission to go overseas, and his passport is valid only for the duration of the trip.
This causes several problems against free movement. The citizen is only allowed to remain aboard for the duration of the exit permit which may be only a few months. If he decides to remain abroad longer, his passport becomes invalid which requires his attendance at a Singapore Consulate in that country to ask permission for an extension, which is never granted if the army refuses his request; which they always do.
This means from that point, he becomes a fugitive, liable to arrest and imprisonment if he returns.
Let us not try to deceive ourselves. This 10 long years during which time, the poor young man is kept under a leash, is nothing other than an attempt to prevent him from migrating.
We can imagine numerous scenarios where the citizen, once abroad finds an opportunity to stay. But he cannot do it, because unless the government grants him permission not to return, which never happens, he simply has either to break
This thing is nothing but slavery at the hands of the Singaporean dictator, Lee Kuan Yew. And he manages to get away with it, because Singaporeans have become so submissive and docile after years of indoctrination that they do not understand that they have a right to refuse the government and simply not come back, in which event, there is nothing that Lee or anyone else can do.
I ask Singaporean young men not to be afraid to simply break this unjust law of bondage through the guise of military service.
And by the way, national service in
Break this unjust law. Leave
And Good Luck to you.
Attorney at Law
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