Press Release 02 Aug 2022

WRITTEN REPLY BY MINISTER FOR DEFENCE DR NG ENG HEN TO PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION ON PERCENTAGE OF FULL-TIME NATIONAL SERVICEMEN WHO HAVE BEEN PERMANENT RESIDENTS EACH YEAR FROM 2000 ON 2 AUG 2022

Mr Leong Mun Wai: To ask the Minister for Defence for each year from 2000, what percentage of full-time national servicemen have been permanent residents.

 

Minister for Defence, Dr Ng Eng Hen:

 

1.     In the early 2000s, Permanent Residents (PRs) formed about 1% of all full-time National Servicemen (NSFs) enlisted every year. This proportion has increased gradually over the years. In 2021, 9% of NSFs enlisted were PRs.

 

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