4,200 males gave up Singapore PR status in last 5 years

About 4,200 male PRs have renounced their PR status prior to serving national service (NS) over the last five years, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said in a written reply.

They did so despite being warned that failure to serve could impact future applications to live or work here. About 8,800 PRs completed their NS in the same period. Of those, 6,100 took up citizenship eventually.

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