"I am prepared to send all my sons to fight for Singapore, to die, if necessary"[link]
Wang Kai Yuen: (On punishing defaulters, Jan 2005)
"In seeking a jail sentence, we will in effect deter anyone in similar situation from returning to Singapore. In fact, none will return. Thus we are sending a message, 'Defaulters, thou shall not return to Singapore.' Is that a correct message to send?"[link]
How noble. You would want your sons to die for your country, but at the same time, protect the right of other people's sons to flee Singapore to escape NS.
Does anyone think this two views is contradictory? Not Mr Wang, apparently.
Would anyone sane fight for the country, when countless have shirked this responsiblity?