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NSMen, the Gahmen is already Kind by Giving You an Allowance So Don’t Cow Beh

This response was written in reply to an angry note penned by a Singapore NS clerk bemoaning how detached the government is from the plight of Singapore’s conscripted men who sometimes prefer to go AWOL to moonlight and risk time in the detention barracks.

This writer has chosen to remain anonymous:

“Firstly, the lowest pay of a recruit now is $480, not counting in the risk pay of combatants.

Secondly, NS is about serving the nation, not a job. If you expect the gahmen to pay each NSF 1.8k a month, this country will go bankrupt soon. Furthermore, food is already provided for free in camps and if you don’t smoke, this $480 can solely go to your transportation fee (for the weekends) and your family. Take in mind that you will still be promoted which will lead to increase in pay as well as the bonus pay for being a 1-year soldier, not adding in the combat pay. Also, the gahmen will also grant you money if you do well in IPPT and ATP every year.

Thirdly, the case you mentioned about the clerk not seeing eye to eye with men is just case to case basis. I was a clerk in a branch and I did my best to get the welfare the men deserved (includes complaining to my superiors to pester S1 branch to speed up on their process). Most of the men who needed financial assistance were granted it. So please do not generalize the situation to all the clerks and men.

Fourthly, the time you must serve currently in NS is maximum 2 years (unless you were thrown in DB), and 1 year 10 months for those who passed their NAPFA before enlisting. Most of the men I’ve met sought to quickly serve finish and get back to their lives of earning money again. If you are smart enough, you’ll do the same rather than wasting your time in DB and getting no pay at all.

So please stop complaining and just serve then fuck off and return to your normal lives.”


What do you think, NSMen?



  1. Anon

    March 3, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Screw u amd ur brainless post. U working for them is it? They cow peh. Your problem?? If u are some rich ass then gtfo tyvm. I agree going to db just for some stupid reason is really dumb. Your post is so uncalled for. And its so lame. Try feeding whole family with 480/++, if u can’t, then don’t some unnecessary comments

  2. anon

    March 4, 2015 at 2:48 am

    That sob who wrote comment is either a rich mongrel or a well do cksker who stays with his parwnts and need not pay a single cent.

  3. Mr Moon

    March 4, 2015 at 3:17 am

    To the writer, it’s easier said than done. To think that $480 per month is enough for families that are struggling financially, you’re delusional. A lot of factors that you need to think of. It’s easy to say if you’re not in their shoes. Though I do not support and agree with going AWOL while in NS.

  4. anderson

    March 4, 2015 at 5:33 am

    Knnbccb, u think fun fair ah every day go camp like 1 donkey,pay less cannot do anything,wondering if tid amount u pay can cover every ns man expenses anot

  5. Anonymous

    March 4, 2015 at 10:21 am

    U brainless sucker must be rich mf tats why u dare to talk like tat.

  6. Goonduman

    March 4, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    You post and read without understanding some people’s life. Try to understand before you post anything. It’ll do you good rather then damage your level of your intelligence.

  7. John

    March 4, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Your mother fly

  8. The unfortunate

    March 4, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    What u guys said may not actually applies to other vocation NS personnel. Police NSF has the same pathetic pay but once BMT done… everything is EYT. My time… After the 6 months police course, everything has to be self provided. No Cook house, no E mart and no subsidy. Back then my pay only 417 as CPL in YR 2000 to YR 2002. $10/day on 3 meals oledy how much?? If Gahmen are paid so much to prevent going astray…. Then NSF pay so little to fight for honor and Family? Think about it…. times is not we dun give and take… hand phone bills dun pay, bus fare can’t pay and food can’t buy… see if ppl care for you being a NSF for the Nation????

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