Blogger slammed for calling NS a 'slavery system'

Blogger slammed for calling NS a 'slavery system'

He posted a rant about national service, which has sparked a mountain of reactions online.

Blogger Alvin Lim, 33, wrote a post on his popular blog ( last Friday, about how he was “very sick and tired” of the NS system which he calls a “slavery system”.

Even after 12 years from completing his NS, Mr Lim, a full-time digital and social media strategist, complained that he still has to fulfil NS commitments such as the annual physical fitness tests.

“In the meantime, I am subjected to a silly schoolboy hair check at least once a year when I get called back for in-camp training. Not that I like keeping long hair, but I would at least like to have the option to make that decision myself instead of having Mindef and SAF dictate that for me into my middle age,” he wrote.

“Not everybody likes being soldiers or takes well to regimentation. Two plus years in the army was more than enough for me.”

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